After more than 20 years of experience in the thermoplastic molding industry, Vanni has turned his small but internationally successful company around with a new proposition and a clear vision: to bring River Cleaning's innovative technology to light around the world and make the waters of rivers and seas clear again. Being the project's technical contact person, he loves to research, find and design the best ad hoc solution for every problem.
A mechatronic engineer specializing in industrialization, Luigi has a long history of collaborations with Vanni on innovative projects. Andrea, the original inventor of the first River Cleaning patent, now supports the project with his many years of experience as a successful designer. What fuels their work is the deep understanding of the River Cleaning technology and what it takes to improve it.
Born in Germany and experienced in working in international environments between Italy and the other side of the Alps, Patrizia has seen the birth and the evolution of the River Cleaning project within the company, taking care of the administrative, logistic, and commercial aspects. Her methodology and precision are an immeasurable value for the smooth roll-out and coordination of all activities.
As a graduate in Environmental Economics, Ludovica has always had a particular eye for environmental sustainability and practices that can reduce our impact on the planet. Within the River Cleaning project, her role as the main marketing officer is to develop the best strategies to highlight the connection between the project's innovative core and the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals.
After starting her path in the field of linguistics, Denise continued her university education in economics to deepen her understanding of the mechanisms influencing and governing countries and institutions. She is in charge of communication, newsletters, and public relations at River Cleaning. Her mission is to convey the importance of environmental sustainability and to give voice to the many opportunities for collaboration between environmental innovation and PA.
Initially graduating in Administration, Finance, and Marketing, Marcello embarked on an educational and work career to deepen his passion for branding and digital tools: web design, graphics and digital marketing. He never misses an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and nature, preferably wild and untouched. That is why he is in charge of managing River Cleaning brand’s sustainable values in the virtual space.
After completing a university course focusing on Asian markets and spending a study-work period in Japan, Nicola initially joined the River Cleaning project out of curiosity about environmental innovation. He later became a big fan of doing business in “the ecosystemic way”, searching for new ways to include circularity in long-term strategy. He is now in charge of investment & funding preparation, strategic partnerships for growth and European projects.
Janaina graduated in Journalism at the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil, where she lived until 2004. She moved to Italy then and took two masters at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and La Sapienza University of Rome. In Brazil, she was awarded twice for her investigations on human rights violations. Her wish is for her home country - and not only - to improve: that’s why she decided to join the River Cleaning team!