Silvio was born in Italy and moved to South Africa at the age of 8 years old. He qualified as a mechanical engineer in 1996, and thereafter embarked on furthering his education in management studies.

Silvio started his career in the pulp and paper industry but eventually moved into FMCG industry. In 2002, an opportunity arose within Beier Safety Footwear where he took up the role of General Manager.

Following the formation of BBF Safety Group Pty Ltd., Silvio was appointed as CEO. He brings his passion for the industry, vast technical knowledge and strong operational experience to the group.