Genoa-based verification, certification and ship classification group RINA had a satisfactory year in 2010, maintaining growth despite the difficult global climate. Turnover was 205 million Euros and EBITDA 40 million Euros.

“2010 was a demanding year but rich in satisfaction,” says Enrico Scerni, President of RINA Spa. “We have made our company more solid, strengthened our presence in growing markets and laid the foundations for the lasting growth of the group. Operational excellence, innovation, customer focus and the international know-how continue to be the pillars that have enabled us to reach the positive current results and represent the starting point for our future strategies.”

“Despite 2010 proving to be another complex year where we encountered a slump in the investments with a consequent reduction in large infrastructure projects which we are involved in, we achieved significant results,” says CEO Ugo Salerno. “The increase in turnover and EBITDA are thanks to intense work by teams right across the group and to whom we extend out most sincere appreciation.”

At the shareholders meeting held today the accounts for 2010 were approved and a new board of directors was nominated. Enrico Scerni, President, Gianrenzo Prati, Vice President and Ugo Salerno CEO were confirmed in their posts. Others members are: Angelo Ansaldo, Enrico Buschi, Umberto D’Amato and Paolo Pierantoni.

The members of the Board of Statutory Auditors have been confirmed: Giovanni Grazzini, Francesco Illuzzi and Giuliano Termanini. Alberto Alberti was also confirmed as secretary of the Council.