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Euratex elects Mario Jorge Machado as President


In a decisive move aimed at revitalizing Europe’s textile industry, Mario Jorge Machado has been elected as the new President of Euratex during its General Assembly on June 14. Machado, renowned for his strategic leadership in Portugal's textile sector and his role as President of Textile and Clothing Association of Portugal (ATP)since 2019, brings a wealth of experience to his new position.

With a background in Production Polymer Engineering and a strong track record at "Adalberto Textile Solutions, SA," Machado is poised to steer Euratex towards a more competitive and sustainable future.

Addressing the pressing challenges ahead, Machado emphasized the need for Europe to reclaim its industrial growth trajectory, echoing concerns over global competition and the strategic support measures seen in the US and China. His vision for Euratex hinges on advocating a robust industrial strategy that aligns sustainability with competitiveness, emphasizing the importance of consumer-centric legislation and equitable market access for European products.

The Assembly also honored Alberto Paccanelli as Honorary President, acknowledging his longstanding dedication to Euratex and his advocacy for industry transformation and market fairness.

Additionally, the Assembly elected Michael Kamm, Barbara Cimmino, Gregory Marchant, and Ismail Kolunsag to join the Euratex Presidency Team, signaling a diverse and proactive leadership approach. New memberships and partnerships further underscore Euratex's commitment to fostering innovation and collaboration within the textile sector.

Euratex’s latest appointments and partnerships set a strategic course aimed at bolstering European textile competitiveness amid global challenges, setting the stage for impactful industry advocacy and growth.


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