Claudio Celata was born in Finale Ligure (Savona, Italy) in 1942 and holds a technical diploma.
For six years (1961-1967) he was the marketing manager in a plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing private company.
For five years (1968-1973) he worked in advertising and public relation agencies and as consultant in economics for small and medium sized companies.
Since 1974 up to June 2010: managing director of the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers’ Association (ASSOCOMAPLAST) and since June 9, 2010 up to July 25, 2012, he was chairman office coordinator of the Association.
Since 1974 up to July 25, 2012: managing director of PROMAPLAST srl, commercial company of ASSOCOMAPLAST.
Since July 26, 2012, he has been appointed ASSOCOMAPLAST and PROMAPLAST srl consultant.
Since 1976 up to 2012: publisher of the technical magazines MACPLAS and MACPLAS INTERNATIONAL.
Since 1984: managing director of SEINT (International exhibition services).
Since 1985 he is member of the board of directors of the Italian plastics certification institute (IIP).
Since 1985 up to 2012: EUROMAP (Europe’s Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers) Executive Committee member.
Since 1993 he is managing director and chairman of CESAP srl (training and technical centre for plastics processing industries).
Since 1995 he is chairman of the CEN technical committee TC 145 for safety standard related to plastics and rubber machinery.
Since 1996 up to 2008: vice-president of the Italian national body for plastics material and products standardisation (UNIPLAST); since June 11, 2008 to February, 2013 he was the president; since March, 2013 he is a board of director member.
From 1997 to 2002 he was secretary general of the Federation of Italian Associations of producers of industrial machinery (INTERMECCANICA).
From 2001 to 2004: secretary general of the Council of international plastics associations directors (CIPAD).
Since 2012: chairman of ISO technical committee TC 270 for safety standard related to plastics and rubber machinery.
From 2004 to 2010 he was vice-president of CFI (Committee for Italian Trade Exhibitions Organizers).
From 2005 to 2009: managing director of the Italian plastics recyclers’ Association (ASSORIMAP) and board of director member of EuPR (European Plastics Recyclers).
From 2007 to 2012 he was board of director member of Laboratory for Plastics Materials testing of Milan Polytechni.