Paolo della Porta
President, Chairman and Group CEO, Saes Getters S.p.A., Italy
2001 award winner
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2001
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2000 Italy
For more than four decades, Saes Getters has been the world leader in getter technology used to create and maintain vacuum and purified gas environments. In 1945, Paolo della Porta joined Saes Getters, the small company in which his family had a stake. The driving force behind his company since 1949, Paolo emphasizes that his company’s success results from a constant dedication to research. The company’s products are credited with extending — 100-fold — the lives of television screens and computer monitors. Today, Saes Getters has grown from a family-owned business into a multinational company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange and Nasdaq with branches in the UK, US, Japan, France, Germany, Korea and China.