Mario Conserva, Secretary General of the Federation of Aluminium Consumers in Europe (FACE), President of the International Aluminium Industry Trade Fair (Metef) and Editor-in-chief of Aluminium & Alloys magazine dedicated to aluminium and aluminium-based alloys, has been included in the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) Top 50 list of the world's aluminium industry's most prominent figures. This high title recognises his contribution to the shaping and developing the European and global aluminium industry. Mario Conserva is the only Italian to be honoured with this title ever!
Mario Conserva has been working in the aluminium industry for over 60 years. His spheres of interest embrace the study of aluminium alloys and their properties, the issues of expanding the use of aluminium in various sectors, and the publication of teaching and training manuals, journals and books. Over a quarter of a century ago, Mario Conserva founded Metef, Italy's first international aluminium trade fair, which traditionally showcases raw materials for aluminium production, casting and die-casting machinery, end products, etc.
'I am delighted to have won the award, which is a high praise for many years of my activity. In metallurgy, I have been involved in theoretical research on aluminium alloys and their applications, sharing knowledge and experience, supporting small and medium-sized aluminium companies in Italy and European countries.
Aluminium is the material of the future, widely used in many industries — from the automotive and packaging industries to the furniture industry. In addition, aluminum possesses unique consumer characteristics — it can be processed an infinite number of times without losing its properties and plays an important role in the implementation of the circular economy principles. I would like to share this important moment in my life with the colleagues with whom I have been privileged to work and also to dedicate the award to the city of Brescia where I have worked for 40 years', commented Mario Conserva on receiving the award.
The biography of Mario Canned is related to the National Research Council, the Light Metals Experimental Institute, Alumiteal, Alumix, Alnord, Alfin-Edimet and Metra. Earlier, Dr Conserva was a member of the Board of Directors of the European Aluminium Association and served as Chairman of Assomet-Centroal — the Italian association of non-ferrous metal companies.
Today, Mario Conserva actively participates in the events of the Russian Aluminum Association and provides expert comments on topical issues of the aluminum industry. Thus, in his article for our website, he analyses the situation of the aluminium industry in Italy and gives recommendations for promoting and enhancing the competitiveness of the industry in the European Union, while in an interview, he addresses the topic of ecology and the role of aluminium. Mario Conserva appeared as a panelist at the First Russian-Italian Aluminium Forum to discuss ways to expand aluminium consumption in all sectors of the economy.
The Aluminium Association congratulates Mario Conserva on his well-deserved award!