PhD in Production Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ and CNPq Research Productivity Fellow (PQ-2) in the Production Engineering area. He coordinates the Postgraduate Program in Production and Systems Engineering – PPGEPS/UNISINOS and leads the GMAP | UNISINOS (Modeling for Learning Research Group). He develops applied research projects in companies such as FIOCRUZ/Bio-Manguinhos, PETROBRAS, TRANSPETRO, JBS, AGDI, SEBRAE/RS, SESI, VALE and TAURUS. He obtained academic distinctions with the guidance of research awarded by ABEPRO in 2013/2014/2015/2018/2020 and ANPEPRO in 2019, Gaucho Researcher Award – FAPERGS 2014 (category Researcher in the Company). He has published more than 100 articles in journals such as International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Business Process Management Journal among others, with high impact factor. He has published 18 books with important publishers such as Elsevier, Bookman, Springer, and Taylor & Francis. Internationally, he has obtained the Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence from Emerald Literati Network, published books by Springer and Taylor & Francis. He is listed in an article published in the International Journal of Production Research as one of the 12 most prolific authors in Theory of Constraints worldwide.