DIRECTOR OF IT & R&D
Dario Manchia, Director of IT & R&D, is responsible for the Company’s IT infrastructure and leads the R&D department where the team develops equipment, software and cloud apps actively used in the field and in the office. He is the developer of Alpine’s core management software PowerARMS.
Born and raised in Rome, Italy, he attended Humanistic High School in Rome and graduated from Pisa University with a MS in Environmental Sciences, with a thesis in fluid mechanics.
His first working experiences focused on physical and biological oceanography, biocenosis mapping and underwater sampling, for about three years in academic environment.
In 2015, after eight years as a ROV Supervisor in the Oil & Gas industry and one year at Procter & Gamble Italy as an Innovation and Productivity Projects Development Team Leader, Dario joined Alpine, starting as an electronic engineer and online surveyor. In 2017, he became the Equipment Manager and then, in 2018, the IT / R&D Manager.
Dario loves to travel and spend time outdoor with his wife and with his dog, Orazio.
He is an experienced diving instructor, a scientific diver, an underwater photographer, and an unsuccessful ukulele player.
Caelum, non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt – Horace, Epistulae