Gilmar Lima focuses on the innovation and internationalization of ALMACO

After leaving the board of MVC, president of ALMACO will have more time to collaborate with the entity

Sylvain de Lescazes, president of Institut de Soudure Groupe,
and Gilmar Lima, president of ALMACO


Gilmar Lima, president of the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO), left the executive board of MVC, a company controlled by Empresas Artecola, where he worked for 21 years. With this decision, motivated by personal reasons, Lima will be able to dedicate more time to ALMACO, collaborating with the entity primarily in two areas: innovation and internationalization. 

“In total, I spent over thirty years working on the operations of several plants, which takes a lot of time and energy. Now, even keep working as an advisor of Empresas Artecola, focused on MVC, I will still be able to fully perform other activities, and the board of ALMACO is one of them,” he said. 

On July 1st, Lima will start working as an independent consultant of MVC in the following areas: development of new products and processes, internationalization, technical advice and business strategy. 

“In this new beginning, I will be able to expand ALMACO’s network of international contacts, bring new investors and help the Brazilian market to innovate and evolve technologically.” For example, Lima has already started negotiations with the Institut de Soudure Groupe, a French conglomerate that has been investing in the composites industry – it recently acquired the Pôle de Plasturgie de l’Est, a company specialized in the material. “I have been discussing with Institut de Soudure Groupe some ALMACO-related projects in Latin America”. 

Lima will remain as president of the association until December 2018. Ahead of ALMACO since 2008, he was responsible for a series of actions that marked the Brazilian industry of composite materials. Among them, special mention to the creation of the postgraduate course; two editions of Compocity, the composites city; the publication of seven technical books; the training of more than 5,000 people throughout Latin America; the opening of offices in Argentina, Chile and Colombia; various market research studies; the launch of the Top of Mind award and the development of the National Recycling Program and the Reverse Logistics Program.  

Founded in 1981, ALMACO's mission is to represent, promote and strengthen the sustainable development of the composites market. With head office in Brazil and regional offices in Chile, Argentina and Colombia, ALMACO has about 400 members (companies, organizations and students) and holds, together with Technological Research Institute (IPT), the Composites Technology Center (CETECOM), the largest of its kind in Latin America.

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