TPT May 2024


Tributes paid to Gianpietro Benedetti of Danieli Group who has sadly passed away

Danieli Group managing director in 1986. Four years later he ascended to group president and CEO. From October 2003 he drove the company as chairman of the board of directors of the Danieli Group and, from 2017, also as chairman of the executive board. Mr Benedetti was also a member of the board of directors of Acciaierie Bertoli Safau SpA since 1994. Backed by an extraordinary imagination Mr Benedetti impressed his ideas upon the group and the industry, which led to an ongoing transformation process, establishing a path for continuous growth. Mr Benedetti received honorary degrees from three different universities, in mechanical engineering, in management engineering, and international business, between 2010 and 2018. His passion for art and his

AN “endless passion for work and innovation for more than 60 years” – this, along with more than 80 patents registered from his original ideas, is the most tangible asset left by Gianpietro Benedetti – company developer of Danieli plant making and steelmaking business – to the Danieli team and the metals industry when he sadly passed away on 28 April at the age of 81. His successful career started under the Danieli flag in 1961 as a designer in the technical office for long product rolling mills, and continued as a project engineer and then plant start-up engineer. Mr Benedetti became manager of the rolling mill process and roll pass design offices in 1968 and director of research and development in 1976. He worked as sales director in 1982 and was appointed

Gianpietro Benedetti

sense of social responsibility led to several significant restoration projects across the Danieli homeland. With strong beliefs towards the regional education system, he launched and developed several scholarship and international university programmes, including Danieli’s educational projects. In June 2006, the National Order of Chivalry made Mr Benedetti a knight of the Order of Merit. In 2018, in recognition of his leadership in steelmaking technology and plant building, he received the Tadeusz Sendzimir Memorial Medal from the AIST association, USA.

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MAY 2024

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