Degree in engineering, Aldermaston College, Berkshire, England, 1984. Master of Civil Engineering, Pacific Western University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, Pacific Western University, 1988.
Doctor of Philosophy in History (honorary), Interam. University Humanistic Studies, Florida, 1988.
Technical manager, Filli Campailla Studio Tecnico, Comiso, 1985-1987; general engineer, ROICC-United States Navy, Comiso Air Base, 1987-1989; field project manager, Badoni Costruzioni, Lecco, 1989-1992; field project engineer, LOTOS SNC, Catania, 1992-1994; construction engineering, Azienda Generale Italiana Petroli Company, Comiso, since 1994.
Served with Italian Air Force, 1986-1987. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society Military Engineers, American Welding Society, Society Professional Engineers (London), Phil Byzantine Academy and University (Madrid), Society Italian Railway Engineers.
Married Daniela Ripollino, December 13, 1988. 1 child, Luca.