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.
Vice President Ownership Solutions
ELECTROLUX NORTH AMERICA
24 years in consumer goods, of which 16 has been spent with Electrolux. 10 years spent in Mexico establishing operations & driving M&A activities globally. Led purchasing operation with annual turnover of 3.2 BUSD with a global supply base. Led Cooking business with multisites. Lead consumer experience and solutions for Electrolux North America
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.
Mexico Institute Deputy Director
Mr. Wilson leads the Institute’s research and programming on regional economic integration and U.S.-Mexico border affairs. He worked as a contractor doing Mexico analysis for the U.S. military and as a researcher at American University’s Center for North American Studies. In Mexico, he worked briefly with the international trade consultancy IQOM, Inteligencia Comercial, and with American students studying regional political and social issues. He has written opinion columns for the Wall Street Journal, Politico, CNN, and Reuters, among others.
Chief Executive Officer
Start Up of the business and Operations that includes offices in USA, India, China and Mexico. The business helps North American Manufactures to get a new and improved supply chain partnering with 100s of companies around the globe the company provides a benchmark of different vendors and the value proposition that at the end is presented to the customer, providing a easy and fast view of numerous suppliers around the globe The company helps to Identify, Audit and Develop suppliers around the Globe that can server different industries that include aerospace, medical, automotive, construction and building, OEMs, and many other.
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.
EC LEGAL RUBIO VILLEGAS
Mr. Ochoa has more than 28 years of experience counseling domestic and foreign companies doing business in Mexico, helping them with issues involving foreign investment, international trade, corporate law, real estate acquisitions and planning, labor law, complex negotiations, and mediation. Mr. Ochoa obtained his Mexican Law degree at the ITESM (allegedly the Mexican MIT) obtained an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 1987.
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.