Romano Marcato was born in 1951, in Cadoneghe, a few kilometres from Padua. In 1970, he obtained a high-school diploma from the Istituto Tecnico Industriale of Padua, specializing in mechanical engineering. From 1970 to 1978, he was in charge of design at a leading small metal parts industry and designed high-speed cutting dies for electric terminals.
Thanks to his extensive knowledge of precision engineering and complex high-speed production systems, Romano Marcato designed automatic machines and systems for the automotive and electronics industries. In 1979, with his brother Dario, he founded the company Lapalma, and with his distinct personal flair and expertise in using metals, he designed the first products and oversaw the technical processes.
For many years, Romano Marcato has been choosing designers with whom to collaborate and overseeing the development and project engineering of all products, even the most futuristic, thanks to his thirty years of experience and to his technical knowledge that drives him to customize individual machines.