Armando has worked with plants since he was a teenager, working in a nursery. He later graduated with a BS in Farm Management and Agricultural Engineering. Initially, he focused on research at the University of Arizona with variety trials in greenhouse for tomatoes and bell peppers. Armando spent many years consulting with large greenhouses throughout the US, specializing in consulting on crop optimization and high tech irrigation for large greenhouses customers. He was, and continues to be committed to using optimal irrigation strategies to realize optimal crop production. Armando has also been a very successful hydroponics lettuce grower but his passion for helping solve challenges in agriculture soon brought him to GRODAN. Currently Armando focuses on crop substrate and irrigation systems in the controlled environment agriculture of greenhouses and growing chambers. He is actively involved in helping his clients design and optimizes their facilities to grow the most quality crops possible. Armando shares his passion and knowledge of cannabis and vegetable crops as a speaker and presenter at conferences throughout the US.