ACEM’s New President is Michele Colaninno

Piaggio Group’s Previous Chief Executive of Global Strategy, Product, Marketing and Innovation Suits Up for the Big Chair

Members of ACEM's board.
Members of ACEM's board (from left to right): Eric de Seynes (President of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.) Stefan Pierer (CEO of KTM AG), Michele Colaninno (Chief Executive of Piaggio Group) Markus Schramm (Head of BMW Motorrad)

ACEM (the Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles) has been in the thralls of choosing a new president as of late – and their recent decision has been to appoint Piaggio Group’s previous Chief Executive of global strategy, product, marketing and innovation. 

Great choice. 

For those of you who don’t know, the Piaggio Group, (based in Pontedera, Italy) is the EU’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeler motor vehicles. That includes well-loved bike brands such as Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Derbi and Scarabeo and various commercial vehicles under the brands Ape and Porter.

A view of some of the brands owned by Piaggio Group. Photo courtesy of Youtube.
A view of some of the brands owned by Piaggio Group. Photo courtesy of Youtube.

In short, the company’s reach is massive; and now, with Michele Colaninno at the helm of the European motorcycle industry association ‘to which all the world’s motorcycle and scooter groups belong,’ we’re anticipating great things. 

“As new ACEM President, I am very grateful to the other motorcycle manufacturers for trusting the Piaggio Group in this prestigious and challenging role that I will carry out with the greatest commitment,” comments Michele Colaninno. 

A view of some of the brands owned by Piaggio Group. Photo courtesy of LinkedIn.
A view of some of the brands owned by Piaggio Group. Photo courtesy of LinkedIn.

“I look forward to working with all members of the association promoting our priorities described in Vision 2030+, the ACEM’s strategy document to respond to future mobility needs in an increasingly sustainable world. As part of this Vision, the European motorcycle industry will keep working to bring innovative and low carbon vehicles to the market, for commuting, leisure and urban mobility.”

“Also, as part of Vision 2030+, we will intensify our dialogue with the EU institutions and we will boost industry cooperation in strategic areas, such as connectivity, safety and electrification,” Michele Colaninno adds.

Harley-Davidson's Pan America. Photo courtesy of Total Motorcycle.
Harley-Davidson’s Pan America. Photo courtesy of Total Motorcycle.

Our very best to ACEM, and we look forward to seeing what the future brings. 

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