He was born in 1947 within a typical family of the city of Santiago de Cuba, with strong patriotic feeling and historical and cultural sense. He studied at the College "De La Salle" whose motto was "God, Country and Home". He graduated in Chemical Engineering at the University of Oriente in 1972. He incorporated the same year to the nickel company Pedro Sotto Alba, of great technological complexity and a reference in the development of human relationships. All these, the Master Tano says, "it served as a complement to my training as a person and as a professional".
Working in Nickel, in the city of Moa, he could apply the knowledge acquired at university, occupying different technical positions in the company. In that period, he was a member of the Mining Branch Metallurgical Academy of Sciences of Cuba, Member of the International Multidisciplinary Team for the Preservation of the Environment, where he participated in international events held in Germany, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Cuba.
In 1983 he returned to the city of Santiago de Cuba and began working on the Beverage and Liqueurs company, as head of the Department of Standards, Metrology and Quality Control, where he met the love of rum industry and to which he devoted body and soul, to try to understand its basics and secrets, for 28 years.
Tireless student of the history of the city of Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of Cuban Light Rum since 1862 and where the rum-making tradition is expressed as part of a culture rooted, he has dedicated himself to discover and cultivate the secrets of this Industry. He delved into the cultural and scientific-technical richness of the "Don Pancho" winery, an emblem on the history of genuine Cuban rum aging, and supporting the development of the Rum Museum of the City itself.
Linking with all Industry processes has since been, permanent and mutually enriching from Sugarcane to the study of the Molasses, through the processes of fermentation and distillation for spirits distilled from quality to its culminating point in aging wineries, where master craftsmen of the Quality of Santiago de Cuba rum are: barrels in aging state. This relationship becomes indissoluble between the barrels and Master, as the latter finds and assigns each a specific and unique function to achieve the product he wants to make. Without those barrels without the Masters, there would be no rum-making tradition in Cuba.
In 2003, the Corporation Cuba Ron gave him the category of MASTER OF CUBAN RUM as a result of the work done by him in the Defense of the Rum Tradition, expression of the culture and history of Santiago de Cuba.
As Master, he has participated in the development of products from the SANTIAGO DE CUBA brand, based on the Carta Blanca and AÑEJO to the famous AÑEJO SUPERIOR 11 YEARS, the EXTRA AÑEJO 12, 20 and 25, and the 495 ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE CITY, which have won numerous national and international awards for quality and design. He has also participated in the design and development of products Varadero Silver Dry, Caney Blanco and Extra Añejo XXX CIMEX Anniversary.
In his daily work he cares and ensures the state and balance of stocks of the aged Bases in the wineries, to achieve the assurance of productions of coming years. He also maintains a close relationship with the work done by the Barrel Workshop of the Rum Factory.
He has made 36 presentations of products from brands such as: Santiago de Cuba, Havana Club, Caney, Varadero and Cubay in events such as the International Fair of Havana, the International Habano Festival, the Caribbean Fair and Master Class of Havana Club. In 2006 he was responsible for the Presentation of Santiago de Cuba Rum in the city of Milan in Italy and in 2008 he participated in his capacity as Master of Cuban Rum at the Meeting of the Rum Makers from the Caribbean, held in Santiago Cuba.