Director, Urmet & Epsilon Security
With a degree in aerospace engineering, Andrea began his career by working for Leonardo (Finmeccanica), one of the largest defense organisations in Europe. In his four years with the organisation, Andrea held various project management positions and was involved in a business process redesign work group where he gained an in-depth understanding of business models and company strategy beyond project management techniques. Later, he joined the Export Department at Urmet in Italy, a known leader in the security and communication fields. While at Urmet, Andrea managed the acquisition of MTS, an Australian distributor of Urmet, in 2010 and became a partner in the business. In 2011 he moved with his family to Melbourne to manage the business and grow the Urmet brand nationally in Australia. Andrea believes there has never been a better time to achieve freedom (in all forms) through technology and on a daily basis he focuses on innovation and business growth. Andrea is the author of the book ‘Making Buildings Safer’ and the mind behind the building security rating and the SAFER methodology, which contribute to the company’s vision of creating safer communities.