Young Guns: Meet Mauro Damino

MDNA’s next featured Young Gun is a travel-thirsty, Spanish-speaking machinery dealer who believes his family’s business, MDNA member firm, Tramar Industries, Inc. (based in Novi, MI) has a competitive advantage in the industry due to their Argentine beginnings.

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Mauro says “Our family moved from Argentina to Michigan in 1990, and my father had always worked with machinery in Argentina. When we moved here he started to make a living exporting machinery back to Argentina. From there we expanded to opening two warehouses in Mexico.”

Tramar Industries specializes in CNC machinery like many MDNA dealers, but the thing that sets them apart is their connection to the South American market. Tramar’s newest facility, located in Mexico, recently became a member of the MDNA in April of 2015. Tramar transports, finances, installs, and repairs machinery.

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Mauro and Father Cesar

“With all three Daminos being fluent in Spanish, we do a lot of business in Mexico and South America and are very experienced in importing/exporting machinery,” adds Mauro.

Mauro did not always dream of working in machinery, but his family’s business and father, Cesar Damino, beckoned. And now, after 14 years of working in the industry together, he says

“We’ve made it work and have fun doing it! My mom comes in every once in a while to make sure we’re all getting along!”

Mauro has four major loves away from the “biz” that keep him occupied. First, there’s the upcoming wedding this October to his beautiful fiancé Alexis. The couple is planning to be wed beach-side in Mexico.

A destination wedding helps to quench Mauro’s other thirst for life, which is traveling.

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Mauro with Alexis

Mauro says This past summer, I went to Croatia and Greece, next up on the list is Cuba for our honeymoon.”

Mauro’s other love, or as he sees it, “his daughter,” is a black lab named Lucy who’s an office regular at Tramar Industries and takes her security position pretty seriously.Mauros dog Lucy

And as if Mauro wasn’t juggling enough already with work, international trips, a wedding, and a security officer doggy “daughter,” he’s taken on a new love for home renovating.

“For the past two years, we’ve been remodeling our current home in Royal Oak, Michigan, which has helped me realize my new-found love for renovating. Currently, I am building a front porch with my future father-in- law.”  

Mauro is currently serving as the MDNA Detroit/ Toledo Chapter Chairman.

“Since joining the MDNA, we have met so many great people with whom we have been able to do business. We deal with many of them on a day to day basis. The best part is that the more you put into the MDNA, the more you get out of it. The more you get involved, the more people you meet that you are able to do business with; more often than not, those business relationships become friendships.”

Here’s a sampling of Tramar Industries, Inc. current inventory:

CNC Lathes

CNC Machining Centers

Boring Mills


Turret Punches

Coordinate Measuring Machines

Press Brakes

Bridge/Gantry Mill Options

Machine Accessories/Chucks

CNC Lasers

Rotary Tables


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