SAO PAULO, Brazil – The Brazilian Coatings Manufacturers Association (ABRAFATI) has named Luiz Cornacchioni as its new Executive President effective March 2020. He is replacing Antonio Carlos de Oliveira, who had held the office since 2017.

Cornacchioni has considerable experience in industry associations, having served as Chief Executive Officer at the Brazilian Agribusiness Association (ABAG) and the Brazilian Association of Planted Forest Producers (ABRAF). He was also a co-facilitator for the Coalizão Brasil Clima, Florestas e Agricultura. He worked for 27 years in the pulp and paper, planted forest and sugar, and ethanol industries, having held executive positions at Suzano Papel e Celulose and Terracal Alimentos e Bioenergia.