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Paolo Mingrino (Vehicle Performance Manager at Magna Steyr China)

Paolo Mingrino

Vehicle Performance Manager at Magna Steyr China

Paolo Mingrino is responsible of technical management and implementation of complete vehicle functional targets for complete vehicle scope of work within the product development project.
Responsible for definition and achievement of functional targets for the complete vehicle (cross-functional for all I-teams) according to target agreements, in order to
Conform to end customer and market requirements. Management of the Complete Vehicle project team.

Company description
Magna Steyr is the leading global, brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers. The company offers OEMs solutions for a wide range of services with highly flexible development and assembly strategies. From individual systems like door modules to complete vehicles, and from extra-low volume through peak shaving to volume production
Magna Steyr's range of services comprises the whole spectrum of processes within the automotive industry, from development to production, from the concept to the assembled vehicle. We also offer a portfolio of products and services for alternative drive and energy storage systems, fuel systems and door modules. All services are supported by the complete vehicle competence at Magna Steyr.

Stefano Capelli (Product Development Manager at Magneti Marelli China)

Stefano Capelli

Product Development Manager at Magneti Marelli China

Stefano Capelli, Product Development Manager of Magneti Marelli Powertrain China Co. Ltd., with more than 19 years of working experiences in auto parts industry, currently focused on the design and development of components and systems for Chinese customers.
Product Development Team in Magneti Marelli Powertrain China Co. Ltd. is covering the full gamma of product developed by Magneti Marelli worldwide with local team (around 120 HC), local capabilities, local facilities (6500 m2 of technical center) in order to follow properly and strictly local customers and is developing specific innovation projects to catch up the future trend and remain at the state of the art of the automotive technology

Magneti Marelli is an international company founded in Italy in 1919, committed to the design and production of hi-tech systems and components for the automotive sector, based in Italy (Corbetta, Milan).
With a turnover of € 7.9 billion in 2016, about 43.000 employees, 86 production units and 14 R&D Centres, the Group has a presence in 19 countries (Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Turkey, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, China, Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia).
Magneti Marelli supplies all the leading car makers in Europe, North and South America, and Asia.
Within the scope of its mission as a world-wide automotive systems and components supplier, Magneti Marelli aims at combining quality and competitive offer, technology and versatility, with the goal of making key technologies available to the final user at a competitive price.
Through a process of constant innovation, Magneti Marelli aims at optimizing transversal know-how in the electronics field in order to develop intelligent systems and solutions that contribute to the advancement of mobility, according to criteria relating to environmental sustainability, safety and quality of life onboard the vehicles.
Magneti Marelli is part of FCA.
Magneti Marelli’s business areas are:
• Electronic Systems (instrument clusters; infotainment & telematics, lighting & body electronics),
• Automotive Lighting (front and rear lighting systems),
• Powertrain (engine control systems for gasoline, diesel and multifuel engines; Automated Manual Transmission “Freechoice” gearboxes)
• Suspension Systems (suspension systems, shock absorbers. dynamic systems),
• Exhaust Systems (exhaust systems, catalytic converters and silencing systems)
• Motorsport (electronic and electro-mechanical systems specifically for championships at the cutting edge of technology, in F1, MotoGP, SBK and the WRC)
• Plastic Components and Modules (activity under integration process in Magneti Marelli)
• After Market Parts and Services (Spare Parts for the Independent Aftermarket – IAM, Service Network – Magneti Marelli Checkstar Workshops)
Magneti Marelli Powertrain is Magneti Marelli business line dedicated to engines and transmissions components production for cars, motorbikes and light vehicles.

Mirko Bordiga (General Manager at Maserati Alfa Romeo China)

Mirko Bordiga

General Manager at Maserati Alfa Romeo China

Mirko Bordiga, Managing Director of Alfa Romeo and Maserati China , is responsible for the entire bi-brand operations of Alfa Romeo and Maserati in China, with specific focus on the formulation and implementation of commercial and marketing strategy, as well as network development.
Bordiga is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of management experience across Europe and Asia, he has deep experience in building businesses in emerging markets and has over 13 years of experience at an executive level in China, the world’s biggest automotive market.
Bordiga has a strong connection with Maserati brand before, since he served as General Manager of Ferrari Maserati Cars China in 2005. In this role, he was fully responsible for the company’s operations in Mainland China and the bottom line result of the company’s local Joint Venture. He played a central role in driving sales for both Ferrari and Maserati as well as creating a strong pipeline to ensure continued profitability.
From 2008 he served as CEO of Asia-Pacific at Ducati Motor Holding, and was responsible for the region’s marketing, sales, and after sales strategies. Under his leadership, Ducati Motor Holding achieved significant sales growth in key markets and successfully expanded its operations to emerging countries such as China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In 2013 he joined McLaren as the Regional Director of Asia Pacific. He was responsible for the company’s business growth and profitability across the region. In this role, Bordiga managed all retailer establishments and relationships, and led a sales and marketing team at the company’s regional offices in Singapore and Tokyo, while the China regional office was being established.
Bordiga holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He is Italian and speaks English and Japanese fluently.

About Alfa Romeo

The Legend of the Alfa Romeo began in Milan in 1910. Born on the racetrack, the brand competed successfully in many famous racing events across the world and won 576 championships. In 2017, Alfa Romeo officially entered to China market with the premium sports sedan Giulia and Alfa’s first SUV Stelvio. Alfa Romeo cars are synonymous with high performance, and the brand’s passion for beauty, speed, and power is reflected in all of its cars. The brand also continue to expand its own dealer network in China and plans to have 73 dealers by the end of 2017, to further raise brand and products awareness among Chinese customers.

About Maserati
Headquartered in Modena, Italy, Maserati is an ultra-luxury auto brand that was founded in 1914 in Bologna, Italy. Over the past century, Maserati has adhered to its DNA: luxury, sporty and style cast in exclusive cars. This DNA is woven into every element of their vehicles, from timeless Italian style to luxurious bespoke interiors, from their effortless performance to their signature sounding power. The brand’s models include the flagship Quattroporte, the premium SUV Levante, the dynamic Ghibli, and the flagship sports car GranTursimo and GranCabrio. Maserati entered China in 2004 and currently has 64 stores in its dealership network.

Andrea Iob (OE Sales Director APAC of Pirelli)

Andrea Iob

OE Sales Director APAC of Pirelli

Andrea Iob, is a mechanical engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in the automotive business, he has been working for OEMs and premium Tier 1 suppliers in several roles and departments such as Quality, R&D, Project Management, Business Development and Sales & Marketing.
He has been working in China as APAC Business Development and Sales Director since 2009 and he is currently responsible for Original Equipment Sales channel in the region for Pirelli Tyre Co. Ltd. (Shanghai)
About Pirelli

Founded in Milan in 1872, Pirelli is one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers. Today the company stands as a global brand known for its cutting edge technology, high-end production excellence and passion for innovation. With around 30,000 employees and a turnover of 5 billion € in 2016, Pirelli is a major player in the tyre industry and the only global player focused solely on the Consumer tyre market, which includes tyres for cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Pirelli is concentrating on High Value tyre markets, delivering innovative tyres and developing Specialties and Super Specialties for its comprehensive product portfolio. With 19 factories located in 13 countries Pirelli had a production capacity of 71 million car tyres in 2016, and more than 12,500 points of sale in over 160 countries – a growing sales network that puts Pirelli ever closer to its customers. Pirelli has been supplying racing tyres since 1907 and it is now the single-tyre supplier of the Formula 1 and the world superbike championships, as well as 460 motorsport competitions.

Luca Biagini (APAC COO at Ufi Filters)

Luca Biagini

APAC COO at Ufi Filters

Luca Biagini joined UFI Filters Group in 2016 after more than 21 years experiences in the Fiat Group (Magneti Marelli & CNH Industrial) in which he has held plenty of senior roles as GM/MD in China-based operations. Thus, he has had proven track record of growing organizations and markets; ample experience in sales, M&A and operations.
He is a highly accomplished strategically oriented leader with considerable experience in managing the operations of complex enterprises in emerging markets and dynamic environments. He has also demonstrated capacity to manage turnarounds and implement change through lean and a culture of accountability.
Mr. Biagini has superb automotive expertise with a demonstrated ability to develop global organizations and processes. He has not only had excellent technical skills combined with problem solving abilities and a capacity to focus on the big picture but also with recognized communication and networking skills to enable the accomplishment of business objectives through key relationships.
He has held a Master degree in Electronic Engineering Bologna University and is a member of Specialization in Mechanics at Bologna University. He is also a member of the Sino-Italian Board of Tongji University, Shanghai.
Mr. Biagini has received Shanghai Magnolia Award in 2012 & ICS Excellent Expat Award in 2016.

About UFI Filters Group

Founded in 1972, UFI Filters S.p.A. is a global leader in filtration technology. It serves a wide range of sectors – from automotive, aerospace and marine to specialized industrial and customized hydraulic applications. Renowned for its innovation, UFI Filters' products and know-how are to be found in everything – from the racing cars of Ferrari and other top F1 teams to the European ExoMars spacecraft.
UFI Filters supplies the full range of air, oil, fuel, cabin, hydraulic and coolant filters to the automotive sector, meeting the needs of nearly all car brands and motorcycles as well as commercial, heavy duty and agricultural vehicles. In the OE market it is a major provider of oil filters and the world leader in diesel filtration. With its two aftermarket brands, UFI and Sofima, each family of filters covers at least 96% of the European car parc.
One of the first Italian companies to identify growth opportunities in the Far East, today UFI Filters has 14 productions sites and employs over 4,000 people in 12 countries. It employs 180 engineers at Innovation Centers in Italy and China and holds 114 patents. Over the past five years sales have grown at an average 12% a year. As a research driven company, it reinvests over 5% of its revenues in R&D.