A great leader passes away. At the helm of Fincantieri for twenty years, Giuseppe Bono has contributed significantly to the relaunch of Italian shipbuilding, acknowledged today as undisputed world leader.
“On behalf of all our colleagues we want to remember his reference figure for the national industry. Giuseppe Bono has developed and pursued a courageous and far-sighted vision. Constantly focused on people, he has always faced the toughest challenges and pursued the interest of the Country,” said Chairman, Claudio Graziano and Chief Executive Officer, Pierroberto Folgiero.
“The respect for work as a primary value was his distinctive feature and the heart of his action. Whole Fincantieri grieves deeply over his death and is close to his family in such a sad moment,” he added.
Giuseppe Bono died Tuesday at the age of 78. He led Fincantieri since April 2002 when he was appointed CEO of the company, a position he held until a few months ago. Bono previously worked in the group Finmeccanica, becoming CEO and Director General in October 2000, inforMARE reported.
Pierroberto Folgiero, new CEO of Fincantieri, recalled Giuseppe Bono as “a figure of reference for the national industry, with a courageous vision and constant attention to people.”
Fincantieri is one of the world’s leading shipbuilding groups, the only one active in all areas of high-technology shipbuilding. It is a leader in the construction and conversion of cruise vessels, as well as in the naval and offshore vessels.
It operates in the wind, oil & gas, fishing vessel and specialized vessel segments, as well as in the production of mechatronic and electronic marine systems, naval accommodation solutions and the provision of after-sales services such as logistical support and assistance to fleets in service.
With over 230 years of history and more than 7,000 ships built, Fincantieri maintains its know-how, expertise and management centers in Italy, here employing 10,000 workers and creating around 90,000 jobs, which double worldwide thanks to a production network of 18 shipyards operating in four continents and with over 21,000 employees. (Fincantieri; inforMARE; File Photo © Fincantieri)