Gilmar Lima, president of the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has left the executive board of MVC, allowing him dedicate more time to ALMACO.

‘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,’ said Lima. For example, he has already started negotiations with the Institut de Soudure Groupe, a French conglomerate that has been investing in the composites industry. ‘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. 

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