Graduated from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Federal University of Minas Gerais) – UFMG in Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis on Aeronautics, he is specialized in Aeronautical Structures from ITA – Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica. He has 30 years of experience in development, certification and support to the operation of commercial and executive jets produced by Embraer, becoming a reference in the Engineering and Technology area for the Development of New Products and Processes. Led Innovation Projects in Technology and Product Development Processes with suppliers and governmental certifying agencies. Responsible for ensuring the applicability of various technological development projects in aeronautical products. In 2001, he became a member of the Advisory Committee for Aviation Regulation internationally (ARAC – Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee). Currently, he works as Engineering Director of Executive Aviation at Embraer and as a member of the Council of Embraer`s Technology and Engineering Center in Melbourne – Florida, USA.