Maurizio ERCOLE, born in Savona (north western Italian coast) on August 22nd, 1949.
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering at “Istituto Tecnico Industriale A. Avogadro” of Torino. Fluent in English, French and German. Started his activity in mechanical design at Snia Viscosa (2nd largest Italian private industrial group) where, during 4 years, he was involved with the design of machinery for synthetic and artificial fibre production. In 1977 he joined DEA (Digital Electronic Automation) as responsible for Application Department. During the 25 years spent with DEA he covered the positions of Product Manager, R&D Group Leader, Marketing Manager and General Manager. Owner of a number of important patents in Co-ordinate Measuring Technology such as the Measuring Robot, Automatic and Manual Flexible Fixturing, etc.
Maurizio ERCOLE retired in 2004 and is currently Chairman of the Board of the ia.cmm, the International Association of Co-ordinate Measuring Machine Manufacturers. Many of his publications have been translated in 10 different languages.