is a consultant in gear technology and the design of cam mechanisms. He has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. He began as a CAD manager and developed X-Camme, a cam design software used in the packaging and beverage machinery industry. He then started working on gears as a member of the Italian KISSsoft staff for training and engineering. Now, his professional experience is primarily in the development of computational models for enclosed gearboxes: planetary, helical, bevel, and worm gear. He is a member of the AGMA Wormgearing Committee, the UNI (Italian national body) Gears Committee, and the ISO workgroups for gear calculations and micropitting.