Italian, Alberto Bombassei, President of Brembo, has been nominated for induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame. The prestigious honour will be bestowed in a ceremony to be held this July in Detroit.
The Automotive Hall of Fame (AHF), which is based in Dearborn, Michigan, was founded in New York in 1939 in order to celebrate and tell the stories of those who have been able to achieve extraordinary goals in the automobile industry.
After almost 80 years of existence, the AHF has inducted some 800 individuals into the Hall of Fame. As the ninth Italian inductee, Alberto Bombassei, will join other influential automotive executives like Henry Ford (1967), Ferdinand Porsche (1987) and André Citroën (1998) as well as other Italian automotive icons from the present and the past such as Enzo Ferrari (2000), Ettore Bugatti (2000), Giovanni Agnelli (2002), Giorgetto Giugiaro (2002), Battista “Pinin” Farina (2004), Nuccio Bertone (2006), Sergio Pininfarina (2007) and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (2015).
Considered the single greatest honour in the automotive industry, induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame is reserved for those who are recognized for their individual achievements, innovations and historic contributions.
“I am very thankful to the committee who nominated me for this great honour,” Alberto Bombassei commented. “This recognition makes me very proud and I want to share it with all the Brembo employees who, for over 50 years, have helped our unique products to become known and used globally on the world’s most prestigious vehicles. A satisfaction that goes beyond the addition of my name to the prestigious list of those who, like me, have dedicated their lives to the automotive industry. The entire Brembo community will be honored with me in pursuing a continuous commitment to excellence, and making our company one of the strongest ambassadors of “Made in Italy” products throughout the world”.