It was with sadness that Tyre and Rubber Recycling learned of the sudden and unexpected death of Federico Dossena, the General Manager of Ecopneus
Federico Dossena fell ill whilst out walking on a path to Care Alto in Trentino, Italy, and was later found by passing walkers. Emergency services were unable to revive him.
Federico leaves behind his widow, Paola and a son, Luca.
Dossena joined the Italian EPR Group from the world of paper, from the Mondadori Group, dealing with printing, paper production and its associated recycling chain. He had been General Manager of Ecopneus since 1 July 2021, where he had been able to develop the Group’s authority and experience as well as beginning to build its future, despite the ongoing difficulties experienced by the sector. Ecopneus staff said that he worked hard, motivating and involving the whole structure of the business, in which he had always recognised great value.
Most recently, Dossena, 57, had spent the second week of August in Australia, for a series of meetings with the highest institutional representatives. Tyre and Rubber Recycling interviewed Dossena upon his appointment, and more recently to discuss how Ecopneus was planning to address the loss of the crumb rubber market in the event of the expected microplastics ban.
Ecopneus stated; “Federico’s sudden passing has struck everyone like a bolt of lightning. We thank him for the passion and all the work which he has contributed towards achieving our goals, which remain a daily commitment for Ecopneus into the future.”