Giovanni Savorani was born in Faenza (RA) 73 years ago, he is married and he has got two children. After graduating from the technical specialisation course at the State Institute of Ceramic Art in Faenza in 1968, he had been working for seven years as the plant manager of the company Barbieri e Burzi in Bologna. In July 1977 he was appointed as technical manager of CAST, a position he had held for ten years. In April 1987 he joined Cooperativa Ceramica di Imola to run the new porcelain tile facility, then in June 1990 he was appointed as Sales Manager of Sacmi Imola. In November 1994 he moved to Ceramiche La Faenza where he took on the role of General Manager, then in May 2005 he was appointed as General Manager of Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola. In July 2006 he began his entrepreneurial career founding Gigacer spa and he has been Chairman of the Board ever since. He was elected Chairman of Confindustria Ceramica on 6 June 2018 and was unanimously re-elected on 9 June 2020. He was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors in 2013 and he also participated in the Technical Standardisation Committee.
Gigacer spa has got a production capacity of 1.2 million square metres and operates in the Imola-Faenza ceramic cluster with 73 employees. Gigacer has always paid particular attention to product quality, workplace safety and environmental sustainability. Right from the beginning Gigacer has been using the innovative Continua technology to produce large size tiles starting the production of 120×120 cm porcelain floor tiles in 2007. The same year Gigacer also introduced unconventional solutions such as horizontal palletisation (rather than the standard vertical system) and reduced the use of packaging materials to a bare minimum.