The born Genoese studied electrical engineering at the University of Genoa. Before he changed to Sesotec, Festelli for seven years had worked for the Italian subsidiary of the GEA group, where he last held the position of managing director, and before that also was head of the service department. In the course of his professional career he held positions in international sales, marketing, and R&D departments.
One of the major tasks of Andrea Festelli (47) will be to merge the two Italian companies Sesotec Italy, business segment product inspection, and ASM, business segment food sorting. Says the new managing director about his objectives: “Sesotec successfully develops top technology for contaminant detection and material sorting and is globally present on all the important markets. In the last years Sesotec has achieved remarkable growth, and I am really happy to now be part of this growth. What is particularly interesting for me is the possibility to develop the potential of ASM optical sorters in the product portfolio of the Sesotec group, because with respect to quality and functionality this definitely is a unique offer for our customers. And vice versa we now also can provide ASM customers in Italy with Sesotec product inspection technologies combined with excellent service. A unique opportunity from which both we and our customers will benefit.”