Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has named Alberto Paccanelli as its next president, replacing Dr Pfneisl for a two year term of office from 2011 to 2012.

Mr Paccanelli is co-owner of Italy’s Martinelli Ginetto Group, which specialises in the production and distribution of high-end bed linen and home textile products. Prior to this he was CEO of the Linificio and Canapificio Group, part of leading Italian textile maker Marzotto Group.

“I am intending to strengthen the role of Euratex at European level and across the industry,” he said.