The prestigious organization International Aluminium Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary and honors the president of METEF for his commitment to the industry

Mario Conserva, President of METEF, the reference exhibition on aluminum in Italy created 25 years ago, Secretary General of FACE, the federation representing the interests of aluminum transformers and users in Europe, and Editor in Chief of the International magazine Aluminium & Its Alloys, has received from the world organization International Aluminium Institute a prestigious recognition that consecrates him as one of the 50 world figures who, with their commitment, have contributed to increasing the importance and centrality of the aluminum industry.

“Mario Conserva has made a great contribution to the aluminum industry through his work spanning more than 60 years. He has worked along the whole aluminum supply chain, from the metallurgical study of alloys, to the development of light metal applications, to the publication of manuals and countless technical papers, to the development of industry events, magazines and technical books. Twenty-five years ago, he created METEF, the first international aluminum exhibition in Italy.” This is the motivation for the valuable recognition. So far, Dr. Conserva is the only Italian to have been mentioned among IAI’s “50 people.”

Active for more than 60 years in the world of aluminum, Mario Conserva has worked for the National Research Council, at the Experimental Institute for Light Metals, Alumetal, Alumix, Alnord, Alfin-Edimet and Metra. He was a member of the Executive Board of the European Aluminium Association EA, chairman of the Alubuild Market Group and Extruders Division of EA, chairman of the Centroal Aluminum Group of Assomet, and vice chairman of IGQ.

“I am proud of this award that valorizes what we have done in our country over many years in the field of light alloys, from basic research on alloys and treatments, to application development, communication and knowledge dissemination, to the preservation of the small and medium-sized companies that have made the vitality of the aluminum value chain in Italy and Europe.-and Mario Conserva continues-“Aluminum is a fundamental material for our future, it is a protagonist for smart solutions in all fields, from automotive to construction, packaging, mechanics, furniture and design, it is a master at recycling as well as being at the center of the ecological transition and the circular economy.  I would like to share this important moment with the many colleagues I have been fortunate enough to have as collaborators over all these years of commitment; I dedicate in particular this precious recognition to the city of Brescia, where I have carried out the last 40 years of my activity in the field of aluminum, and which is one of the great hubs in Italy and Europe for the history of the development of our light metal, with great excellences that have made us famous all over the world.”


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