Energica Motor Company S.p.A. PresidentFranco Cevolini (Modena, 1972) attended University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and graduated in Materials Engineering. In November 1996 he established CRP Technology as a spin off of Roberto Cevolini & Company (now CRP Meccanica), inheriting his father’s thirty-years experience and know-how in High Precision CNC Machining for Motorsports and most advanced sectors. Franco Cevolini was appointed as the company’s new Chairman. In 1999 he pioneered integrated engineering development, rapid prototyping and 3D Printing processes creating a new family of high-performance composite materials: the Windform® composite materials for additive manufacturing. In 2000 Franco Cevolini managed the development of the first ever gearbox made in titanium alloy cast for Minardi Team. In the following years CRP Technology became one of the leader in the production of 3D Printing composite materials and Professional 3D Printing service, whereas CRP Meccanica is, from over 50 years, at the forefront of High-performing CNC Machining process with high-tech materials. In 2009 CRP firms manufactured an all-electric racing bike called “eCRP”: a new concept of motorcycle racing is created. After two years of racing, from CRP’s know-how was born Energica, the first high-performance electric motorcycle. CRP firms acted as a technology and financial incubator, and are still today the lead investor of Energica Motor Company, since it has become an independent entity. CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology are still involved in the technological development of Energica’s models and Energica’s Ego Corsa, the electric motorcycle for the FIM Enel MotoE ™ World Cup. Today Franco Cevolini is President of Energica Motor Company; CEO and Technical Director of CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology, which continue to be a reference partner of the Racing Industry and of the most advanced sectors as Aerospace, Defence, Robotics, Avio and Automotive. Cevolini is personally involved in the R&D Department of both CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology, in addition to CRP Technology’s 3D Printing Department and CRP Meccanica’s CNC Machining Department.
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