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Giuseppe Gherardi

Adjunct professor

Department of Management

Curriculum vitae



Dates: Sept 1994 – Dec 1995

Name and type of organization providing education and training: Profingest (Bologna) 


Dates: 1987-1994

Name and type of organization providing education and training: University of Bologna - Faculty of Engineering

University Course in Civil and Transport Engineering with Management specialization

Level in national or international classification:


Dates: 1981-1985

Name and type of organization providing education and training: Liceo S. Alberto Magno, Bologna

Level in national or international classification:



Work Experience

Date: From 2013:


Strategic (due diligence, business plan, industrial plans, company turnaround, startup, merge & acquisition, company evaluation) and Operational (supply chain management, R&D, product development, Lean Manufacturing, international procurement) management & consultancy

Dates: From November 2011 to December 2012:

BUSINESS UNIT GENERAL MANAGER, Bonfiglioli Riduttori Italia Spa (Bologna)

Dates: From Sept  2007:

GENERAL MANAGERof Delle Vedove Group in Pordenone, including Delle Vedove Levigatrici Spa in Pordenone, Delle Vedove Maschinenbau GmbH in Schloss Holte (Germany) and Delle Vedove Deutschland GmbH in Meckenheim (Germany). The role reports to the President and manages about 90 people. The Group, owned by Cefla Group in Imola, is leader in sanding and finishing wood/plastic profiles, floor, edges. Its turnover (2008) is 22 mil euro with about 90 people.

Dates: From Jul  2005:

INDUSTRIAL AND PRODUCT DIRECTOR of Cefla Finishing Division Group, world leader within the finishing machines and plants for wood, plastic, glass. The role that reports to the BU Director and manages about 300 people includes: product development, order development, supply chain, logistics and production in 9 production units all over the world (4 in Italy, 2 in Germany, 1 in USA, 1 in China, 1 in Brazil); The Division Group has a turnover (2008) of 120 mil euro with 560 people, Cefla Group has a turnover of 500 mil euro with 1500 people.

Dates: From Feb  2003 to  Jun 2005:

OPERATIONS DIRECTORof the production unit in Imola (engineering, supply chain, production) of Cefla Finishing, one of Cefla Group Divisions (the Group's turnover is 450 mil euro, 1200 people). The role reports to the Division General Manager and manages about 130 people. The production unit has a turnover of about 60 mil euro, 250 people.

Dates: From Set  2000 to  Jan 2003:

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR(supply chain, customer  service, production, maintenance, safety) of GVS Spa, Bologna, industrial group that is a world leader within engineering, designing and manufacturing plastic filters for the automotive and medical market, 50 mil euro of turnover, 5 sites around the world, 300 workers. The role reports to the General Manager and manages about 180 people.

Dates: From Jun  1997 to  Sep 2000:


Dates: From Dec  1995 to  May 1997:


Dates: From  1991 to 1994:

CONSULTANTfor IT systems and organization at CAPUCINE S.a.s, company producing female haute couture, Bologna.


Significant Projects

Year: 2016-2017

Perar Spa (Mi) – product and process re-engineering

Speedline Srl (Ronal Group) – project management for new facility to build luxury car alloy rims

Piarottolegno Spa (VE) – supply and production chain re-engineering, with new automated manufacturing equipment and quality system based on digital imaging

Italywarm Srl (BO) – project leader for innovative warming floor system

Year: 2014-2015

Sofinter Spa – Itea Spa – Banca Apulia – Amiu Bari – Temporary Project and Operation Manager for the development of an innovative Waste Termic Plant (without emissions)

GB Gearboxes Srl (Bo), restructuring and business plan for company continuity

Effer Spa (Bo), product marketing and market development for the Vessels Segment

Year: 2011-2013

La Fortezza Spa (BO) – metal shelving – , Restructuring, Lean manufacturing;

Pramac Spa (SI) – forklifts – spin-off and acquisition plan;

Forgital Spa (BO) – forge – Business Due Diligence and technological evaluation for the acquisition by Fondo Italiano d’Investimento.Born: 21/06/1966, Bologna, Italy

MesGo Spa (BS) – rubber compounds – , Business Due Diligence and technological evaluation for the acquisition by Fondo Italiano d’Investimento;

ATEX Spa (Mi) Business Due Diligence and technological evaluation for the acquisition by Fondo Italiano d’Investimento;

Baschieri & Pellagri Spa (BO) – ammunition producer – Business Plan and global sales network, Lean manufacturing Basics.

Set-up and implementation of the new Mechatronic Division of Bonfiglioli Riduttori Italia Spa; Lean manufacturing Rovereto Plant;

Production relocation in China for Vectron GmbH

Year: 2010

Business Re-orienteering Cefla Group - Finishing Division

Industrial development Plan for Cefla Finishing Suzhou (Shanghai)

Year: 2009-2010

Corporate Restructuring and competitiveness re-launching of Cefla Group - Finishing Division

Year: 2008-2009

Implementation of Cefla Finishing production site in USA (Charlotte, NC)

Group Industrial Plan and new coding system

Year: 2007

Implementation of Cefla production site in China, Suzhou (Shanghai)

QFD and Marketing for product development

Year: 2006

Reengineering of Cefla Product Innovation process

Year: 2003-2006

Implementation of Lean Manufacturing within Cefla Finishing production sites

Year: 2002

Realization and start of Gvs Spa production site in Romania (Bucarest)

Year: 2001

Design, realization and start of GVS Spa production site in Brazil (S. Paulo)


Training and Consultancy activity


From 2013

Scientific Director and Professor of Operations Management and Supply Chain Management within the MBA-PTS, Bologna Business School, Bologna.

From 2004

Adjunct Professor of “Project Management” within the Italian Masters Degree in Business Administration (CLAMDA) and of “Project Management” within the English Masters Degree in International Management (CLAMDA-IM), Faculty of Economics, University of Bologna.

From 2003 to 2009

Training events and Lectures related to Project Management, Team Building, Problem Solving, Leadership Behaviour, Production Relocation, Product Development Techniques, Product Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Lean Management in partnership with GAP Management, Bologna and FAV, Bologna. This latter in collaboration with Prof. Andrea Zanoni. Main references: Abbott, Bonfiglioli Riduttori, Astra IVECO, Banca di Credito Cooperativo, Elica, RAI Cinema, Comune di Bologna, Assa Abloy, Ducati Motor Holding, Renner, Dana, Gruppo Maccaferri


Thesis Activity

Year: From  2004 to 2016


“Investment management and cost controlling in Project Management Automobili Lamborghini SpA”, 2016

“Lesson learnt from success and failure in project management at NASA”, 2015

“Project Management in Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A: a Strategic Organizational Approach”, 2014

“La reinternalizzazione e la focalizzazione sulle competenze core come reazione alla crisi economica internazionale”, 2010 (in collaboration with)

“Knowledge and Project Management: a success case”, 2009 (as University Thesis rapporteur)

“I processi di internazionalizzazione: impatto sui business model aziendali”, 2008 (in collaboration with)

“Il reengineering del processo di innovazione prodotto, applicazione di modelli di Project Management, Lean thinking ed Empowerment”, 2007 (as University Thesis rapporteur)

“Il Project Management applicato all’organizzazione di eventi fieristici”, 2006 (as University Thesis rapporteur)

“Project Management e comunicazione nella gestione di eventi culturali”, 2005 (as University Thesis rapporteur)

“Project Management e vantaggio competitivo nella nautica di lusso, il caso Ferretti Group”, 2005 (as University Thesis rapporteur)

“Logiche di Project Management applicate all’implementazione di un sistema informativo dipartimentale”, 2004 (as University Thesis rapporteur)

“The Project Mangement Office in Tetra Pack Carton Ambient case”, 2004 (as University Thesis rapporteur)

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