El Corte Italiano in Cartagena has been his home since 2007. Opened his grooming salon in Milano in 1980, after having been in breeding, showing and training. In 1985 he started giving formation and specialization courses in his Grooming School getting more than 500 students. From 1985 to 2001, he won several gold and silver medals in USA, Europe and Canada in Poodle, Stripping, Purebreds Scissoring and Spaniels. He was member of the Italian Team that got the third place in the World Team Championship in Intergroom U.S.A.1996

He was member of the European Team that got the second place in the 2001World Team Championship in Canada. From 1989 to 2019 Umberto judged in more than 300 International Grooming Competitions, gave grooming demonstrations in more than 350 seminars in USA, all over Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Taiwan,  India, Brazil, Japan , China ,Korea,

He has received the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award in 1987 as “International Groomer of the year”.

Umberto has been judging in the World Team Grooming Championship in England in 1999 as well as in Spain in 2003 as well in Belgium 2011.

In France 2005 in Germany 2009 in Spain 2013, in Italy 2015, 2107 he has been President of the Jury.

President of the European Grooming Association (E.G.A.),

and Organizer of “MilanGroom”. Grooming Competition.

  Organizer of The Oster European Tournament

 of Champion from the 2004- 2019

 European Grooming Association: Judge  All round

 Showmanagers Alliance: Judge - All round