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Fortunato, patron of Eolo elected in the board of UCINA, Italian Marine Industry Association Companies

The first time of a Sicilian in the board of the boating of Confindustria

On December,18 2018, at the Pinacoteca del Tesoriere in Rome, the National Assembly of Ucina took place. Among the various items on the agenda were the renewal of associative positions, held every 4 years. In the Presidency Council of the merchandise sector Vessels and boats up to 24 meters, among the first elected was Gaetano Fortunato, the only Sicilian representative of all the councilors of UCINA. It is the first time ever that a representative of a Sicilian shipyard is elected by the assembly in a sector council.
“My election represents a great personal satisfaction, but it is also a recognition of the quality and potential of the Sicilian shipbuilding industry for whose progress I intend to fight within the category association”, commented Gaetano Fortunato, born 43 years ago in Messina, Manager of the shipyard Eolo in Patti, province of Messina, which for over 40 years has been producing and exporting all over the world high-design and high-performance fiberglass boats between 5 and 10 meters  with Eolo and AS Marine brands  .
 “From today – added Fortunato – my first commitment will be to promote the Sicilian shipbuilding industry inside and outside the association, which is a basin of craftsmen professional able to create wealth and work if adequately supported. I intend to open channels of dialogue and collaboration with nautical entrepreneurs who intend to develop on the island and bring their requests to the attention of regional and national governments “.

fonte: Repubblica.it |  Original news

16 January 2019