MEXICAN FEDERATION OF AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES, A.C. (FEMIA)
Mr. Lizcano has more than 25 years of experience in industrial development from different perspectives (Government positions and Private Companies). He was in charge of Foreign Direct Investment for the Government of the northern state of Chihuahua Government where he had the opportunity to design and implement the Aerospace Industry Development Strategy to attract companies like Cessna, Honeywell Aerospace, Beechcraft and Bell Helicopter, to mention a few. His background is important in Economic Development, Automotive, Aerospace & Industrial Real Estate.
Manager, Latin America, Light Vehicle Sales Forecasts
Guido is the Associate Director responsible for covering the automotive industry in Latin America at Global Insight. Guido oversees vehicle sales, exports and production trends in the automotive industry within the region, follows investments and OEM strategy planning as well as developing the forecasts for the market. His area of expertise is product planning and strategy and how these affect vehicle demand. Prior to this role Guido oversaw manufacturers' product cycles for the Americas as well as closely following trends in all markets in the Americas. Guido joined Global Insight in 2001 while completing an internship for graduate school and was brought onboard upon completion of his internship.
Mr. Karig retired from Volkswagen de México after 37 years of professional career in diverse management functions. For the last 20 years, he acted as the VP of Corporate Relations of Volkswagen de México, holding responsibility for Government Relations and Foreign Trade, Corporate Communications, Governance, Risk & Compliance, as well as Legal Affairs. He was also the Compliance Officer of the company. He represented Volkswagen in the Board of Directors of AMIA (Association of the Mexican Automotive Industry), and was a multiple term member of the Board of Directors of CAMEXA (German-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry), which he presided from 2014 to 2017.
Mr. Gutierrez is Director of Operations for a multinational company with responsibility for 60,000 employees, $2.2B USD Sales in North America Led implementation of Manufacturing Operating System for plants in Europe, Asia, North and South America Social Responsibility: Education and its impact to the Community: Leadership Conferences to students Leader Council for Education in Juarez área (CONREDES) 2012 - 2018 Member of Fondo Unido Chihuahua (United Way) 2012 – 2018 Member of Board for Industry at Instituto Tecnológico Cd. Juarez (2014 – to date)
Mr. Acosta has 18+ years expertise on Intelligent Automation, Robotic Platforms, Face biometrics, Artificial Intelligence applied on Industry, Embedded machinery ERP’s, Industrial Automation and Industry 4.0 Implementation. Inventor of Technology tools for Industry 4.0 power by Artificial Intelligence; Face biometrics, Traceability 4.0, TEA, Sonni Robotics, DIM & Track Smart. Speaker in TEDx, Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México, Bio Medical Cluster Texas, UTEP, UACJ, ITCJ and Tecnológico de Monterrey
CHIHUAHUA AEROSPACE CLUSTER
METAL FINISHING CO.
Mr. Espinosa has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, especially in the chemical processing and surface finishing for metal and aluminum parts sector. He is currently in charge of Metal Finishing Co.’s operation in Chihuahua, Mexico, positioning the company as Mexico’s largest aerospace process shop with more approvals for major OEMs than any other company in the country. Rene is currently studying his master degree in Project Management through the ESDEN Business School in Madrid and is the current President of Chihuahua’s Aerospace Cluster, highlighting his participation in diverse initiatives such as education, supply chain and certifications.
VILLEDA CONSULTING GROUP, INC.
Ramiro Villeda, Ph.D., P.Eng., CPIM, is Managing Director of Villeda Consulting Group, Inc. His firm has been assisting several U.S., Canadian and German companies to evaluate their Operational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma improvement processes to determine readiness for the transition to Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing. Dr. Villeda is a member of Texas Tech University's Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Academy. He has held consulting engagements in Canada, United States, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, China, India, Philippines, Spain, Belgium, United Kingdom, South Africa, Colombia, Argentina and Chile. His firm is an active member of Canada's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, based in Ontario.
Over 40 years experience in international trade & foreign direct investment; responsible for establishing over 100 industrial projects in Mexico. He has business degrees from Babson College, Southern Methodist University and Harvard Business School.