He graduated with honours in Mechanical Engineering in 1985-1986 at the University of Bari, where he also obtained a licence to practice as an engineer.
He has worked as a manager at Bosch, Fiat-GM Powertrain, Nuvera Fuel Cells and General Motors Powertrain Europe. In his professional career, he has been involved in the development and application of the Common Rail injection system, for which he also appears as inventor in numerous patents. He has also worked in the development of fuel cell engines.
He has been working in the field of industrial property since 1989. In 1996 he obtained professional qualification as a consultant in industrial property in patents and trademarks, validated by the Italian Patent and Trademark Office and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market. He has been a founding member of Laforgia, Bruni & Partners since 2006 and in 2007 he obtained qualification at the European Patent Office.
In the field of industrial property, he has developed specific expertise in company IP management, operating in multinational environments, including on site.