After a 40-year stint, Amilcare Baccini has stepped down as managing director of Assomac, Italy's association of footwear and tanning-machinery manufacturers. His departure was announced in June, after the general meeting. Baccini helped modify the Simac-Tanning Tech trade show after the concomitant Lineapelle show for leather moved from Bologna to Milan in 2014. Roberto Vago, who had been Assomac's project manager for almost 12 years, has filled Baccini's vacant post since Oct. 1.