Lucia Cristina Piu, the new president of Catas


Lucia Cristina Piu, Catas president
Lucia Cristina Piu.

19.05.2020 Catas has a new board of directors for the three-year period 2020-2023. The shareholders’ meeting, which strictly took place by a web conference on 12th of May, appointed Lucia Cristina Piu to the presidency of Catas. She is graduated in Juridical, economic and in Banking sciences, having acquired a great experience and background in several public bodies, institutes and companies. Piu is too the first woman called to lead the Italian laboratory, a prestigious position in which she will be supported by Franco Buttazzoni (Blifase, Corno di Rosazzo), Federica Di Fonzo (Frag, Pradamano), Stefano Petris (Wolf, Sauris) and Paola Veronese (Otto, Udine).

I assume the important Catas presidency with full attention to the relevance of the role it has towards the entire national and international market, commented Lucia Cristina Piu. Thanks to the shareholders for their trust, my first thoughts go to my predecessor, Bernardino Ceccarelli, who successfully guided Catas even during a difficult period. My commitment will be to give continuity and enhance the service activity for companies inside and outside the national borders.

An intense season

The following three years will surely represent an intense season for Catas, which has just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its foundation. Showing a significant 12 percent growth in the number of tests carried out in the last three years. Despite the dramatic fire that completely destroyed the Furniture Laboratory, rebuilt and inaugurated last December.

I leave Catas in the excellent hands of President Piu, to the experience of Buttazzoni and Di Fonzo. And to the energy that the two new members will undoubtedly know how to bring to the board, added Bernardino Ceccarelli. He also said: They have been years of success thanks to a strong and cohesive team, which I cannot forget to thank and with whom the future of Catas will be surely stronger especially on the internationalization side.

Catas is a joint-stock company whose members are the Chamber of Commerce of Pordenone-Udine, FederlegnoArredo Eventi, Banca di Cividale, and Confindustria Udine. And Confindustria Monza and Brianza, Aial-Italian Association of wood craftsmen, Cna-National Confederation of Crafts of Como, Association of small and medium industries of Udine and Confartigianato Udine.

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