Mr Stefano Salvini RIP

Mr Stefano Salvini is no longer with us. As a true industry leader, well known and respected in the standardisation world, Stefano played a major role in shaping the future of the EU commercial refrigeration industry. In the lines below, Francesco Scuderi, Eurovent’s Deputy Secretary General and former colleague of Stefano drafts a short profile of him and thanks him for his long-term commitment and efforts.

Our friend and colleague Stefano Salvini is sadly no longer with us.

Stefano worked as Technical Manager at UNI (Italian Standardisation Body) for more than 30 years. He was active in standardisation at both the Italian and the European level and was in charge of several technical committees.

In 1991, he joined ANIMA as Technical Manager of Assofoodtec, and for more than 20 years he served the industry. He coordinated the activities of several Technical Committees at CEN level, especially the TC44 ‘Commercial and Professional Refrigerating Appliances and Systems, Performance and Energy Consumption' and the TC153 ‘Machinery intended for use with foodstuffs and feed’. For a number of years, he was also the Secretary of the Eurovent Product Group PG14 (Refrigerated Display Cabinets).

I met Stefano the first time in the course of a CEN meeting, and I was impressed by his ability to manage the CEN technical procedures and rules.

Then, when I joined Eurovent, we became colleagues and I will always remember what he told me during my first working days: “Francesco, our job is a difficult and delicate one. We work in the background; we do not take any merit for our results. We are here only to serve the industry.” He also added: “We serve the whole industry. The companies change, the Presidents change, but the industry remains. Never forget it.”

Stefano, on behalf of myself, the Eurovent Association, and the entire industry, I thank you for everything.

Rest in peace,


Publication Date: 
Thursday, 5 March 2020