November 2008 - Present
-Program Manager with Global responsabilities for the development of advanced strategic nonwoven materials targeted for Hygienic products.
-Leading a techncial team comprised of 15 leads.
-Manage R&D annual budget of $5MM.
-Lead for SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) and IPC (Industrial Partnership Council) responsible of hiring top Hispanic talent.
-Responsible for sector's Co-op/Interim program
KIMBERLY CLARK CORPORATION
January 1999 - November 2008
-Responsible for managing the development and commercialization of specialized materials to support hygienic consumer products plans Globally.
-Responsable for technology transfers to key vendors in Latin America and Europe.
-Key technical Liasion for Development and Emerging Markets.
-Enabled regional market share growth and increased product competitiveness by commercializing strategic products to the market in support of Global bussines plans
-Lead cost reduction programs that impacted manufacturing cost. Efforts resulted in cost savings in excess of $55,000,000 capitalized in increased profits margins and improved competitive positioning.
-Managed capital projects in excess of $10,000,000. efforta resulted in leading a program to installed a propietaryin Mexico to manufacture strategic raw material used in hygienic products.
-Developed sourcing strategies to leverage raw material cost and implements systems to improve material quality.
-Protected new proprietary inventions with Patent Applications (29) increasing the Enterprise Patent estate and issued 80 invention disclosures.
-Active member of Patent Steering Committee where decisions of Global filing applications are made.
Team Leader R&D
Kimberly Clark De Mexico
March 1993 - April 1997
Kimberly Clark De Mexico 1991-1997
Team Leader for Feminine Care products and Nonwoven material developments
-Supervised a technical team of 5 individuals
-Developed concepts and raw materials for Feminine and Infant Care products that evolved into commercial executions that drove market share growth
-Commercialized 13 new Feminine Care products in the Mexican market resulting in increased market leadership.
-Responsible for materials developement and product enhancements in support of new state of the art diaper machines operation that enabled the introduction of a new diaper Tier in the Mexican market.(Huggies Ultratrim)
-Involved in the development multyplel raw material components and product development for the Infant Care business.
-Commercialized multiple products to the market while providing annual cost savings in excess of $1,000,000/year
Kimberly Clark De Mexico
March 1991 - August 1993
-Research Scientist responsible of the development of raw materials for Hygienic products.
-Efforts resulted in the commercializaion of multiple new raw materials that provided market advantage to current product line up.