Viridis initiated the activities of the Scientific and Technical Board, in April 2nd of 2015. Sérgio Grassi, who worked for 35 years in the steel industry with Vallourec, in the areas of energy, maintenance, and industrial assembling, is an external member of the board and joined the team of PhDs and an MScs responsible for the developing Viridis's products.
Sérgio has strong experience in energy products and contributes to the evolution of energy management solutions by providing a market-focused view. His role on the board also relates to maintaining the technical excellence of the company’s products. Besides that, the board influences the continuous innovation policy adopted by Viridis, orienting the team to which features and improvements are more relevant in the eye of industrial clients.
Sérgio holds a BEng in Electrical Engineering and graduate degrees in Industrial Automation and Business Management, and managed the energy and utilities project at the Vallourec & Sumitomo (VSB) plant. A member of CE-116, which developed the ABNT NBR ISO 50,001 – Energy Management standard, he was responsible for making Vallourec the first steel company in Brazil to achieve this certification. He is also a member of the Board of Renewable Energy and Oil & Gas at FIEMG, and of the Energy Commission of the Engineers Society of Minas Gerais.