Epta’s Managing Director, Marco Nocivelli, is the winner in the “Internationalization” category of the 2015 edition of “Di Padre in Figlio – il gusto di fare impresa” (From Father to Son – The Pleasure of Entrepreneurship), a prestigious award devoted to an entrepreneur who has been able to meet the challenge of generational transition by further enhancing the work of his father, Luigi Nocivelli.

The award – promoted by N+1 in collaboration with Borsa Italiana, Banca Albertini SYZ, Deloitte, the international private equity fund H.I.G. Capital and Studio Legale LCA – was announced on Saturday, 28 November at Palazzo Mezzanotte (headquarters of Borsa Italiana) during a ceremony featuring entrepreneurs and many outstanding Italian businesses.

Epta Managing Director Marco Nocivelli declared: “For both the family and the company the Father to Son Award represents an important recognition of our characteristic commitment and determination. It is an accomplishment that acknowledges the growth path we have followed over the years with our eyes on the future, in full respect of the ethical and cultural bases laid by my father, Luigi Nocivelli, who primarily believed in the importance of internationalization and growth, also achieved through external action.” Nocivelli went on to say, I believe in strength through unity: it is very important to feel supported by the family and, in our case in particular, to be able to count on the international experience of carefully chosen managers and the commitment of all our employees, who strive every day to make our company’s story even more unique.”

With Gian Luca Rana, chief executive of Pastificio RANA, overall winner of the 2015 edition of the award, honours also went to nine entrepreneurs who were awarded prizes in the categories “Small Enterprise”, “Made in Italy”, “History and Tradition”, “Young Entrepreneur”, “Opening to Capital”, “Innovation”, “Financial Performance”, “Women in Command” and “Brothers in Command”.