I was born in Milan, Italy, on May 3rd, 1957, the year the Treaty of Rome, instituting the EEC and the EURATOM, was signed.
Always been a good student, I particularly appreciate Sciences and Philosophy in my late years of High School, before going to the University of Milan, more specifically to the Institute of Chemistry, where I am one of the 50 graduated out of 150 matriculated.
My job experience starts in 1985, after the military service. I work for a Pharmaceutical Company, in the marketing department, promoting medicines to doctors.
I like to experiment, so I look for a R&D job and I get it: I have to develope and formulate sealents and car care products. One of my creations exhibits at a fair in Moscow in 1987.
In 1988 I enter the plastics world through a company producing colour masterbatches, where I learn a lot about pigments and dyes, their characteristics, their uses, the rules and how to evaluate them.
A couple of years later, I leave the world of colours for the compounding one, joining a company leader in the polyolefines market and, for the first time, I deal with flame retardant additives, mainly the halogen free ones, produced by the company itself.
Then I move as QC and R&D manager to an independent Italian compounder producing and distributing engineering compounds, based on a wide range of thermoplastic polymers, very active mainly in the E&E, building, automotive, transportation, furniture markets, very specialized in flame retarding polymers. I work for this company for 17 years and at the beginning of 2008 I am entrusted with the coordination of the Quality System Management.
In September 2009 I leave the company to become an independent consultant and I start collaborating with different kind of customers on different topics: training for SMEs’ Associations, business and product developement, compounding, regulations, Quality System Management (Achievement of third party auditor qualification within Certiquality, Milan, 2010 – Certificate nr. 1220; re-qualification according to ISO 9001:2015 on 2015/12/15 – Certquality).
In July 2015 the Milan Chamber of Commerce includes me within its list of Eperts (nr. 2892).
I’m keeping up to dated by subscribing to plastics magazines, attending courses, conferences, meetings and, not last, surfing the internet.