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Expert in Ceramic Technology, Professional Support on Ceramic Processes by Pressing and Extrusion

Expert ID: 729734 Italy

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- Fast drying/firing extrusion processes
- Expert-pressed floor and wall tiles
- Production auditing and optimization
- Problem solving
- Raw materials investigation and exploiting
- Product’s innovation

- Organize and manage any ceramic manufacturing process, either by pressing or by extrusion.
- At present, a total of 25 complete-plants commissioned all over the world.
- Solid and qualified experience in ceramic-bodies formulation and manufacturing processes.
- Inventor and developer in SACMI and SITI-B&T Group of the New Extrusion Technology process, some variants of which have been later patented as “Gres Estruso Rapido” and “Grestream”.
- In-field research of raw material and deposit-exploitation, (working country: China,
Viet Nam, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, USA, South America).
- Technological support to any ceramic industrial production, either by pressing or extrusion
- R&D direction and support.


Pressed Tiles:
project management,
testing and commissioning of any operation’s process,
product development,
plant setup,
raw materials selection and processing,
body formulation and development,
production’s troubleshooting on both floor and wall tiles,
quality control and efficiency improvement,
production and process control auditing,
on-site training of production personnel,
production control systems,
R&D direction and support.Roof Tiles:
Full support on the latest fast technology;
from forming to packaging in less than 4 hours;
roller dryer and kiln setting;
raw materials and body composition suitable for roller technology;
all technological and engineering aspects covered.
Body and Raw Materials:
extensive and qualified experience in all ceramic and body compositions,
on-site raw materials research,
mines and quarries management and exploitation,
complete set of laboratory investigation,
raw materials selection, analysis and report,
industrial body test support and management.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: PhD Subject: Geology Institution: Bologna University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to 2008 Employer: Siti-B&T Group Title: Director Department: Technological Department Responsibilities: He was technological director and chief of laboratory.
Years: 1994 to 2001 Employer: SACMI Imola Title: Director Department: Technological Department, Heavy Clay Division Responsibilities: Chief of Heavy Clay Division laboratory.
Years: 1991 to 1994 Employer: MORI s.p.a. Title: Department: Laboratory Responsibilities: Chief Technologist.
Years: 1988 to 1991 Employer: Cooperative Ceramic of Imola Title: Department: R&D Department Responsibilities: Vice Director
Years: 1985 to 1988 Employer: Marazzi Ceramics Group Title: Department: R&D Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: University of Bologna Title: Researcher Department: Mineralogy Institute Responsibilities:

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Organize and manage any ceramic production process, either by pressing or by extrusion. At present, 24 complete plants commissioned all over the world.
Solid and qualified experience in ceramic bodies’ formulation and production processes.
Inventor and developer of “Grestream” extrusion technology for SITI-B&T Group.
Field research of raw material and deposit exploitation, (working Country: China, Viet Nam, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, USA, South America).
Technological support to any industrial production.
R&D direction and support.
Other Relevant Experience
Areas of Specialization:
Floor and Wall Tiles, any typologies;
Roof Tiles and heavy clay in general;
External Claddings.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Italian Mother Language
English
Spanish

Fields of Expertise

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