Ricardo currently works for Applied Science and Technology Research Organization of America (i.e. ASTRO America). In his role as a Principal Project Engineer, he oversees a team at the Rock Island Arsenal working alongside the Army's Ground Vehicle Systems Center and Joint Manufacturing Technology Center to bring novel and advanced manufacturing technologies to accelerate Army readiness and capability. Currently, Ricardo and his team are managing a program for developing applications on the world's largest, metal additive manufacturing system, which will be located at the Army's Rock Island Arsenal.
Before joining ASTRO America, Ricardo worked as a Principal Engineer for Essex Furukawa, which is global automotive supplier. There he was the technical for North America in developing materials and industrial processes for vehicle traction motors. Ricardo has also held positions in research and development functions for 3D Systems and the Army Research Labs.