Mariano launched his career at Alecop S. Coop where he began as a Research and Development Technician. During his time at Alecop S. Coop he also worked as R&D Director and then Business Unit Manager until 2000. He then signed on at SMC International Training located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain where he continues to work as Training Director.
In addition to his service on the Industry Advisory Board for Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work, Mariano has served on the Experts Advisory Committee of the Spanish Ministry of Education for Curriculum Definition of the Electricity-Electronics family from 1995-1996, and the Automation family from 2004-2005.
Mariano is fluent in four languages and has been a speaker at several international conferences about Technical Education, Automation, and Industry of the Future. Mariano holds degrees in Industrial Engineering Degree from Mondragon University and an MBA from Ot Otálora-MCC.