Cotance, the organization that represents the tanning industry in its relations with the European Commission, has elected Rino Mastrotto as its chairman for the 2012-14 period. Mastrotto, who is at the head of the eponymous group, is also the president of Unic, the powerful Italian tanning industry association. Thomas Bee, general manager of Seton AutoLeather Europe, and Jonathan Muirhead, chairman of the Scottish Leather Group, have been elected as vice presidents. Albert Rosello, Cotance's outgoing chairman, will remain as third vice president. Salvatore Mercogliano, general manager of Unic and Lineapelle, remains a vice president of Cotance.