Growth, Innovation, Evolution
Mare Group is the evolution of Mare Engineering, an engineering consultancy company founded in 2001 with the objective to deliver engineering services to large companies. After having undergone an organic growth, the company decided to acquire additional innovative companies, thus becoming a group.
A characteristic of our times is the continuous transformation of SMEs and of the PA; Mare Group has extended its market by accompanying SMEs and the PA in this transformation. The Group’s brand have continued to develop innovation on the most promising technological frontiers, through dedicated brands that deal with different aspects within an evolutionary context: business consulting, communication and marketing, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, smart data, design, development, and enhancement of Cultural Heritage.
An experienced management
The Mare Group manageralization aims to further improve market results and organization by allocating strategic professionals and coordinating the management of the execution through the integration of brands.
Antonio Maria Zinno
Chief Executive Officer
Antonio Maria Zinno was born in Italy in 1976. After high school classical studies, he graduated in 2001 in Materials Engineering at “Federico II” University of Naples. His passion and aptitude for entrepreneurship led him to create new business driven by innovative ideas.
Antonio published numerous scientific papers and has been relator for various dissertation presentations. He also patented the LinUP Systems for Industry 4.0 and the Innoida methodologies for AI applied in quality production.
In 2001 he founded Mare Engineering, an R&D company that developed new methodologies for industrial products and processes. Both as a shareholder and as a director, Antonio has managed several companies in Digital Engineering field.
Chairman and R&D Strategy
Marco Bellucci was born in Italy in 1973. He graduated in 1998 in Materials Engineering at “Federico II” University of Naples. He gets passionate to industrial research and technology transfer, at the beginning of its career as a researcher and subsequently as entrepreneur. In 2001 is co-founder of Mare Group S.p.A., a company acting in supplying of innovative technology and services to SME, Big Company and Public Administration. He got direct responsibility in concept, writing, coordination and participation to more than 100 research projects concerning industrial product/process simulation, innovative materials and technologies and Artificial Intelligence. He is author of scientific publications on journals and conference proceedings, two patents concerning industrial quality control using Artificial Intelligence and a software copyright, named Factory Sketch. He is partner in startups concerning Artificial Intelligence and digital consultancy technologies.
Board member and International Director
Valerio Griffa was born in Italy in 1956. After having completed high school studies, he graduated at the Politecnico University in Turin in 1985. Executive at Fiat Group Company over a 15 years period, he has built managerial and technical skills in the fields of Strategy Plan, Production and Manufacturing Engineering processes, respect to automotive industry. Over the period he enforced expertise and capabilities, by interacting with european and asian OEMs. He was speaker for Technology Universities dissertations. Inclination and interest in international contexts, brought him to strengthen abroad experience, for both personal and professional reasons, to become familiar with multicultural environments, learning foreign languages. The spirit of enterprise brought him 10 years ago, to enter Mare Group S.p.A. as shareholder. Presently he plays role as foreign companies’ CEO at Mare Group.
Marco Lo Sardo
Marco Lo Sardo è nato in Italia nel 1966. Dopo aver concluso gli studi classici, si è laureato nel 1992 in Ingegneria Aereonautica presso l’Università “Federico II” di Napoli.
Termina i suoi studi con un diploma in Turbomachine al Von Karman Istitute in Belgio.
Ha lavorato con crescenti livelli di responsabilità nella gestione di unità produttive e progetti di ammodernamento in quattro diversi continenti, acquisendo una conoscenza a 360° dell'utilizzo dei risultati economici per stabilire inequivocabilmente le migliori strategie di miglioramento da attuare.
Con la responsabilità dell'introduzione di WCM e come Auditor nel gruppo Fiat ha potuto specializzarsi nel utilizzo degli strumenti del miglioramento continuo.
In questo periodo ha l'opportunità di far conoscere il metodo in tutto il mondo e di comprendere le grandi potenzialità che può sviluppare nelle diverse realtà produttive e no.
Durante la sua vita lavorativa ha avuto esperienza sia nell'apertura di stabilimenti dal prato verde in America che nella chiusura di uno stabilimento in Europa Occidentale (Francia), oltre ad essere parte del team di Manufactoring Board di Magneti Marelli e nel Logistic Board del Gruppo Fiat.
Nel 2012 è entrato nel gruppo Mare
Ha pubblicato numerosi articoli scientifici ed è stato relatore di molte tesi di laurea. Ha brevettato, per l’azienda LinUp, i sistemi per l’Industria 4.0 e le metodologie Innoida per l’Intelligenza Artificiale applicate nel contesto della produzione di qualità.
Chief Technical Officer
Chief Technical Officer of Mare Group, responsible for product development and the areas of AI & Big Data and XR. Co-founder and CTO of Innoida S.r.l. company specialized in Artificial Intelligence Video Analysis solutions.
He was the CEO of Eclettica S.r.l., a company specialized in innovative solutions of AI & Big Data Analytics, a company acquired by Mare Group in 2021. In the first years of his career he worked actively for international companies such as Ericsson, Telecom, Tin.it, Accenture, Tiscali. Manager and entrepreneur since 2000 he was CTO and co-founder of Nexsoft S.p.A, a company specialized in ICT Services Consulting and development of System Integration solutions.
Since 2010 he has been actively involved in startups through Techintouch S.r.l of which he is co-founder and CEO and has collaborated with Digital Magics S.p.A. of which he was Venture Partner for southern Italy.
He was CTO of ITsys S.r.l. Company specialized in the management of IT systems, co-founder, CEO of Skillme S.r.l. and Member of the board of directors of several startups.
Chief information officer
Computer scientist, Neapolitan, born in 1969.
He started designing and developing software in the late 80's.
Since 1990 he has worked for Fiat Research Center (Elasis) as a designer / developer and project manager in the manufacturing sector.
He has continued, since 2001, as Consultant for a world-wide IT service company, covering roles of Solution Architect, Program Manager and Service Manager in complex and mission-critical projects (for banking, insurance and public sector) and some international experiences.
In 2020 he has accepted a new job challenge in Mare Group, with the role of CIO and he’s member of the Governance team.
PMP, ITIL and Agile Scrum Master certified.
He is member of the South Italy Association of Project Managers.
Engineer with experience in General Management, Operations, Information Technology, Customer Base Value Management, in large and medium-sized international companies.
Born in 1977, in 2003 joined Accenture Consulting, becoming Manager in the Technology & Operations area in 2009.
From 2010 covered role of Chief Information Security Officer of Lottomatica, becoming in next years Senior Director of IT Governance & Security at Global level for IGT (Lottomatica’s group).
Since 2017 started a SME experience in an innovative and successful multi-utility named Optima Italia, here he covered role of Operations Director and Board Member.
From 2021, he is Managing Director of Mare Group, in charge for the organizational and operational management of the Group's offer integration and execution of the industrial plan. Driven by complex challenges, in constant search for learning through listening and team building.
Chief Marketing Officer
Born in 1984, degree in philosophy, journalist. More than 10 years of experience in Marketing, communication and public relationships.
In 2013 found Intertwine, a startup who raised more than 1M in foundraising.
He co-organized Startup Weekend and Nastartup.
From 2020 to 2022 he has been CMO in Insem Group, a digital company from Campania.
From 2022 he is CMO in Mare Group and is member of company governanc. Ex basketball player, he is a compulsive books and boardgame collector; he has a terrible phobia for cockroaches.
Innovation and Communication Director
Extended Reality Pioneer, guitarist, programmer and entrepreneur. Born in 1971 in Italy, Giovanni started creating commercial software when he was 14, then, with SpinVector, he designed video games that reached millions of players and received international awards exceeding $500K.
In Mare Group he directs Innovation and Communication, with a focus on Industry and Cultural Heritage.
He holds a class of video games and virtual reality at UniSannio. Speaker in national and international conferences (including two talks at the Mobile World Congress), Giovanni is also active in institutional and social associations (e.g. Confindustria), fostering innovative company startup and development through numerous initiatives. He also wrote technical articles and contributed to scientific proceedings in various fields.
Luigi Di Palma
Chief of Operating Office and R&D
Luigi is a long-experienced researcher, engineer and manager operating in many industrial sectors especially in aeronautics. He got a Master of Computer Applications focused on automatic calculation from Università degli studi di Perugia (1999) and a full Diploma of Laurea in Engineering from University of Naples (1998). Currently, he fills the role of Chief Operating Office at Mare Group and has been the head of aerostructure design and dynamics dept at Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA), where he has led several development aeronautic programs (2003-2021) involving main industry partners. Luigi has also been researcher and adjunct Professor in Materials Engineering at University of Naples Federico II and Second University of Naples (1998-2001). Member of VulcanAir VF600w vehicle homologation team in 2001 to 2003.
He was appointed as Governing Board member of European Commission Clean Sky 2 JU (2018-2021) and member of Clean Sky 2 Fast Rotorcraft Steering Committee as well (2016-2021). Among others, he won and coordinated large programs devoted to the full development of main systems of innovative European aircrafts (respectively the wing of Leonardo’s NGCTR tiltrotor and the landing gear system of Airbus’s Racer compound helicopter), clustering several Italian high skilled and technological companies, universities, and research centers.
He is author of 50 scientific international peer-reviewed publications with focus on new materials and innovative aircrafts (manned and unmanned). Speaker and chairman in several international technical congresses. eVtol NASA speaker and Boeing/Airbus simulation working group member.
Chief Growth Officer
A Neapolitan engineer, innovator and entrepreneur born in 1975. In 2004 he founded his first company in the Information & Communication Technology sector, holding the role of the Director with responsibility for the commercial area. In 2011 he founded the first private incubator in the Campania Region and in 2017 the first within a private university, in 2012 he founded Eclettica a company which sold solutions to medium / large companies and it catered for the main companies on the Italian productive scene. In 2020, through a share exchange mechanism, he confers his company to Maregroup in which he holds a role of commercial management and growth for external lines with a particular focus on M&A activities.
Chief Financial and Administration Officer
Was born in 1988. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena (Spain) and a Master’s Degree in Economics and Management from the Università Roma Tre.
From 2012 to 2016 he held the position of management consultant at the Bosco&Co, where he managed corporate reorganization projects and implementation of planning and control systems in SMEs.
From 2016 to 2018 he covered the role of Global Business Controller at System Group and was the project manager for change management and for the reorganization of Production Plants.
From 2018 to 2020 He covered the role of PMO at Business Integration Partners dealing with complex projects for Global companies.
In 2020 he joined the Mare Group as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. He manages and coordinates the areas of finance, accounting, purchasing, HR, quality, and P&C.
Organizational issues of business processes and Planning & Control systems are his passion; he has a practical approach and looks towards ongoing personal challenge and improvement.
Born in Italy in 1959, for 40 years he has held numerous positions of responsibility, particularly in the corporate world up to the management of one of the largest banks in Europe. In Maregroup, he has the role of Credit Manager who has the task of governing the global credit situation of the company, the application of agreements with customers and compliance with internal rules and procedures, highlighting the non-conforming behaviors and providing any corrective action, as well as interacting with banks in order to obtain the best financial assistance.
Mare Wave, the expansion of the Group
Mare Group has launched an investment program that aims to increase the number of employees, turnover and to scale market expansion and improvement of business models through acquisitions and research.
T4HTechology for Humans
The technological development plan which aims to improve the offer of products and services for BUs.
- Eureso Platform
H2GHydrogen to Green
The project to expand sustainable engineering grading it on the fundamental role that hydrogen will play in the future.
- Eureso Green
The Group is growing trough both recruitment and specialistic training of resources juxtaposed with its acquisitions policy. Due to these acquisitions, the Group can offer cross-selling opportunities that are well matched to the advancement of the group’s commercial environment; an evolution obtained through research and development. In addition to updating the market offer, the Group’s innovative course of action has also led to performance improvement and offering customers more transparency, involvement, and support.
In addition to the activities of the brands integrated within Mare Group Ltd, Mare Group, implements its evolutionary vison and growth through acquisitions and shareholdings within a constantly expanding company.