Before joining the academic world in 1998, he had an industrial career since 1992 in manufacturing industries with management positions. He concluded his PhD in 2007, and the Habilitation title in 2020, in Industrial Engineering.
He is member of several international associations e.g. IFAC at TC5.3 Enterprise Integration & Networking, ISO/TC 258, and INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication. He is co-founder of SOCOLNET - Society of Collaborative Networks.
As researcher, he has been involved in several National and European research projects. He has been involved in the organization and member of the program committees of several national and international conferences. He is member of review board and editorial board of several international journals.
He has more than 130 publications in books, journals, and conferences proceedings in the area of logistics, project management, quality management, open-Innovation, risk management and lean management.