Juan Manuel obtained his Industrial engineering degree at the Madrid Polytechnic University and a degree in Economics at Madrid University. He worked in engineering companies Heymo (Spain), Procon (UOP, USA) during his first professional years in design of process plants. He joined Enagas in 1977 and since then he hold several jobs related with engineering, Planning and Development. More recently he worked at various positions related with Research and Development. Presently he is responsible for the Innovation and Development Unit at Enagas and he is also Central Laboratory’s manager.