Thomas Messervey – Co-Founder, CEO

Thomas Messervey is the CEO of R2M Solution s.r.l. and serves on the board of directors for each of the R2M Solution Branches and startups affiliated with the group.

Prior to founding R2M, Tom worked in the Innovation Division at D’Appolonia SPA and served as the EU Coach for the European Commission within the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems program. Prior to that, he served as an officer in the US. Military Corps of Engineers. His time there began (as a cadet) and finished (as an instructor) at the US. Military Academy at West Point (USMA). Tom’s education includes degrees from USMA (Bachelors), Stanford (Masters) and the University of Pavia (Doctoral) in Civil Engineering. His specialization was on the integration of structural health monitoring for the design, assessment and management of civil infrastructure in a life-cycle context.

Tom lives in Pavia, Italy. He is married and has a young son. He celebrates an international background as his father is Canadian, Mother is German, he is American and his wife is Italian.

Quote: “R2M is really a special undertaking and the people that have joined us are simply outstanding. It is the first time in my professional career that my passions toward engineering, science, leadership and business have all come together in such a synergistic way. It’s great and I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to be at the helm of this team. It also worth mentioning that we are here today thanks to all the persons and organizations who have trusted our ethos and done business with R2M along they way. We’re very grateful for each one of them.”

Andrea Costa – Co-Founder, COO

Andrea Costa is the COO of R2M Solution s.r.l. and also serves on the board of directors for each of the R2M Solution Branches and startups affiliated with the group.

Prior to founding R2M, Andrea worked for five years as a full time senior researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway where he was leading, under the direction of Dr. Marcus Keane, a group of 12 researchers including both PhD students and post doctoral researchers in the Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering. The role in the group included new projects proposals development both at national and international level. In total, he spent 6 years abroad between Ireland and the US where he collaborated as a visiting researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Andrea’s education includes degrees in Building Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Bachelors and Masters) and the National University of Ireland Galway (Doctoral) in Civil Engineering.

Andrea lives in Milan, Italy where he also serves as scout leader for the Italian scouting organization AGESCI.

Quote: “After years in pure research, R2M gives us the great opportunity to bring innovative solutions into the market and work side by side with leading practitioners and clients offering them know how and products that we develop and test in our EU research projects. The crossroad between research and market is a unique spot to be which allows us to keep developing market oriented innovations and also consciously solve new challenges”