Massimiliano (Max) Moruzzi is a co-founder and head of R&D at Augmenta. With over 15 years as a lead scientist and business innovator in the fields of smart materials and disruptive manufacturing process automation, he has extensive experience in the business-technology interface and the capacity to identify and align emerging technology needs with products and services. He co-founded Augmenta with the goal of unlocking the full power of Generative AI and cognitive robotics equipment.
Previously, Moruzzi worked for Autodesk as senior scientist through a company acquisition of Magestic Inc. where he was the lead scientist and director of business development with the responsibilities of identifying, developing and structuring strategic partnerships and proposals, and revolutionizing the business models of major OEMs in aerospace (Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin) and automotive (FCA, GM, FORD, Lamborghini, Ferrari).
Moruzzi moved to the USA in 2002 to take the role of director of engineering for Ingersoll Machine Tools. During 2002 and 2009, he led a team of scientists and engineers that developed an innovative machine (advanced fiber placement) and software suite to enable and automate the manufacturing of the fuselage and wings of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first carbon fiber aircraft.
Moruzzi is passionate about robotics, cognitive controls, and the science of materials. He has been on the cutting edge of innovation, as well as industrial process automation and digitalization, for years – from next generation aircrafts to smart autonomous cars.
Moruzzi holds a master degree in aerospace from the Politecnico of Milan and a masters in big data analytics from Northern Illinois University.