Panel Speaker Registration: https://www.xcdsystem.com/IEOM/attendee/index.cfm?ID=6bJlAH0
July 19, 2022, 2:00 – 3:45 pm
RELIEVE (Red Latinoamericana de Investigación en Energía y Vehículos) Latinoamerican Research Network in Energy and Vehicles
Dr. Nicolas Giraldo-Peralta
Universidad Antonio Nariño
Mechanical Engineer, M.Sc., Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (D.Sc.) from Tecnológico de Monterrey – México with a Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain (MIT GCLOG), 2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT – Cambridge, USA. He has participated in scientific research projects on topics such as thermodynamics, fuels, combustion, logistics, and corrosion. Involved in accreditation and administrative processes of engineering programs. He has experience in management, technical advice, and consulting in energy, transportation, vehicles, supply chain, and logistics for public and private entities in Colombia. Advisor to international consulting entities such as GIZ and Atheneum.
Manolín Alcazar, MSc
Universidad de Málagav
de Cervantes, 2, 29016 Málaga,
Title: Motostudent Competition: No fear, race your talent
Manuel Alcázar Vargas received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and the M.S. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Jaén, Spain.
He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering with the University of Malaga. He is currently a Researcher of mechanical engineering with the University of Malaga.
His research interests include electric vehicles, moto-student formula, and tire dynamics.
Dr. Daniel Guillermo Cordero Moreno
Faculty of Science and Technology
ERGON -Center for Research and Development in Automotive Engineering
University del Azuay
Title: Efficiency tests of electric vehicles in chassis dynamometer
Automotive Mechanics Engineer from the University of Azuay (2007) and Doctor of Engineering Sciences from the Tecnologico de Monterrey (2015). He is currently a professor at the University of Azuay and a member of ERGON, Center for Research and Development in Automotive Engineering. Undergraduate and graduate professor. Work areas: Energy configuration in vehicles, driving cycles, vehicle characterization, vehicle homologation processes.
Dr. Nelson Arzola de la Pena
Faculty of Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Title: Experiences in the 2nd National Electric Traction Vehicle Competition
Full Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering of the National University of Colombia (2005 – to date). Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering (2021 – ). Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (2017 – 2019). Coordinator of the master’s Program in Mechanical Engineering (2007 – 2010). Distinction from the Faculty of Engineering in Meritorious Teaching (years 2010 and 2018). Doctor in Technical Sciences from the Central University of Las Villas, Cuba (2003). Mechanical Engineer from the University of Cienfuegos, Cuba (1997). Author of more than 40 articles in indexed journals, 25 presentations at national and international conferences and two published books. He has participated in five funded research projects in Mechanical Engineering. He has directed 14 Postgraduate Theses and more than 30 Degree Projects. h-index: 11.
Panel on Women in Industry and Academia
July 19, 2022, 4:00 – 5:45 pm
Dr. Ximena Córdova Vallejo
Colegio de Ciencias e Ingenierías, Politécnico
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Ximena M. Córdova, Ph.D., was the first woman to graduate in Mathematics from the National Polytechnic School, Quito-Ecuador. She has a Master’s in Quality, Management and Productivity and a Master’s in Actuarial Sciences from The University of Iowa, Iowa, USA. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State University, USA. She was also the first woman to hold the position of Provost at the San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ) until 2020. She has served as a Professor at the San Francisco de Quito University for more than 20 years and was Dean of the School of Engineering of the College of Sciences and Engineering. She is currently a Senior Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering. She is one of the founders of the project “Women in Science and Engineering”, WISE, to encourage women to study in the areas of science and engineering. She has managed to influence at least 5 female alumni of the USFQ of Industrial Engineering to obtain their Ph.D. in Engineering and for many graduates to continue their four-level studies.
Her research is applied to Green Supply Chains through the modeling, analysis and optimization of logistics systems using CO2 emissions as a performance measure and the use of Ecuadorian anthropometry data for the ergonomic design of work spaces.
Panel Speaker I
Maria Carolina Diaz
Business Process Optimization Manager
Miami, Florida, USA
Panel Speaker II
Senior Process Architect
Registro Nacional de Identificación y Estado Civil (RENIEC)
Aracelli Centeno has 15 years of experience in project and process management. She have worked in Peruvian business as a company of technology, bank, and the government. Moreover, Aracelli volunteers in International Team Excellence Award (ITEA-ASQ) Judge in US and PMI. She have experience as a Quality Lead Auditor, Project Manager, process consultant and trainer. Her interests are related to process improvement, innovation projects and social development. Aracelli would like to collaborate by establishing social programs that promotes the empowerment for entrepreneurship in around the world and other projects that help to decrease the insecurity and establish mechanisms to prevent citizens of Identity Theft.
Panel Speaker III
Ph.D (c) Rosa Patricia Larios-Francia
Docente – Investigador
Laboratorio Textil y Confecciones
Carrera de Ingeniería Industrial
Facultad de Ingeniería y Arquitectura
Universidad de Lima
PhD candidate in Strategic Management with a specialization in Business Management and Sustainability from the Consortium of Universities, Master in Industrial Engineering from the Ricardo Palma University and Industrial Engineer from the University of Lima. With a specialization in innovation from the International High Specialization Programme in Innovation Management at ESAN and La Salle Ramon Llull University in Spain.
Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Lima in the areas of innovation, MSME management, cluster, biodiversity, sustainability, circular economy, humanitarian logistics, technology in the development of new materials and processes in the textile industry, fashion and handicrafts. She has been Director of the Textile Innovation Centre at the University of Lima. Author of scientific articles and books on innovation, sustainability and small and medium-sized enterprises.
With more than twenty years of experience in executive positions in the textile manufacturing sector, specialist in the areas of innovation, design, product development, marketing and operations. International lecturer on business management, innovation management, technology in the textile industry, sustainability in handicrafts and management of small and medium enterprises.
Member of ISO/TMBG/SAG_ESG Strategic Advisory Group on Environmental, social, governance (ESG) ecosystem; ISO/TC 133 Clothing sizing systems-size designation, size measurement methods and digital fittings; ISO/TC 279/WG1 Innovation Management system. Currently president of the Technical Committee for Standardization – INACAL for Research, Technological Development and Innovation Management. Secretary of the SC-CTN Apparel. Member of the NTCs on MSMEs Management, Textiles and Clothing, and Quality Management and Assurance.
Member of the Latin American Association of Technology and Innovation Management – ALTEC. Member of the Peruvian Association of Textile Technicians – APTT. Member of the Sustainable Fashion Cluster.
Panel Speaker IV
Panel on Lean Six Sigma
July 20, 2022, 2:00 – 3:45 pm
Dr. Imran Ahmad Rana
Management and Analytics Professional Trainer, Coach, Consultant and Practitioner
Panel Speaker I
9:00 am – 9:30 am (Wednesday, July 20)
Black Belt Trainer / Kata Coach
President & CEO
Process Whisperer® Consultants LLC
Greeneville, TN, USA
David Harry, a.k.a. “The Process Whisperer®”, has more than 30 years’ experience as a project manager, business process improvement instructor and expert problem solver. Following a successful military career as a Naval Aviator, Dave taught Lean and Six Sigma “Belts” and project management classes for various companies including KPMG Consulting, Northrop Grumman, Rolls-Royce Energy, Arconic, and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. An Expert Trainer at Northrop Grumman, he was Manager of Continuous Improvement at Rolls-Royce Energy and has been involved with manufacturing and logistics Lean Six Sigma programs across several industries.. He has served on leadership boards of the American Society for Quality and the Institute of Industrial Systems Engineers and the OpEx Society. He has been awarded three Masters-level degrees in management, including from the University of Southern California and the University of Chennai (India). His certifications include PMI Project Management Professional, ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Bronze Certification from the SME/Shingo/AME Alliance, Agile Certified Scrum Master and a Certified Baseline Project Management Office (CB-PMO) Consultant. He is a recognized Toyota Kata “Geek” and has attended and presented at several IEOM conferences.
Panel Speaker II
IT, Mining & Construction
Panel Speaker III
Panel on “The Impact of Extra Curriculum Activities in Professional Performance”
July 20, 2022, 4:00 – 5:45 pm
Dr. Fernando Gonzalez Aleu
Department of Computer Science and Industrial Engineering
Universidad de Monterrey
Monterrey, Nuevo León
Fernando Gonzalez-Aleu has more than 15 years of experience in higher education organizations as a part-time undergraduate professor and thesis advisor (10 years), Industrial and Systems Engineering Program Director (2 years), and currently as a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering (4 years). Currently, Fernando is teaching the following courses: Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness (undergraduate level) General Systems Theory (undergraduate level), Senior Project (undergraduate level), and Research Seminar (graduate level). Prior industry experience includes 15 years implementing quality systems, environmental systems, and management systems in Mexico and Chile. Overall, academic and practitioner, Fernando has led/facilitated more than 30 continuous improvement projects and co-advise other 15.
Dr. Jesus Vazquez Hernandez
School of Engineering and Science
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Jesús Vázquez Hernandez is a faculty and business professional consultant with a Ph.D. in Strategic Planning and more than 20-year experience in operations and supply chain management. He helps businesses to synchronize strategy, technology, continuous improvement projects in their demand and supply chains in order to create a smart value chain. Proven record of success leading supply & demand chain projects with a digital transformation strategy across multi-cultural teams, implementing business solutions and process improvement, with a TLS (TOC + Lean + Six Sigma) and an Industry 4.0 mindset.
Ricardo Ramirez Ordaz, DDPP, DDI, DDSOP
Ricardo Ramírez is an undergraduate student in Industrial Engineering at Universidad de Monterrey, with the following certifications: Demand Driven Professional Planner (DDPP), Demand Driven Instructor (DDI), and Demand Driven Sales and Operation Planner. During his college career, he served as president and alternate relationships of the Industrial Engineering Student Board. His work experience includes participating in continuous improvement projects as a Senior Consultant in Almik inc, TR , Evolve Business, NAPA events and M&T Consulting Group. He also has experience as a professional consultant at FYR and Advance Value Chain Institute. Ricardo has also published one academic article with Evolve Business Architecture managing to improve the organizational climate and employee satisfaction by 35% and a Systematic Literature Review paper with the University of Monterrey. Among his research interests are logistics in the supply chain, python programming, descriptive statistics, data analytics and innovation.
Monica Elizondo, PMP
Monica Elizondo is an Industrial and Systems Engineer at Universidad de Monterrey (2018) in December 2018, achieving the greatest honors granted from the university, Summa Cum Laude. During her bachelor degree she was president of the ASQ UDEM Student Branch in 2016, in 2017 she was the winner of the national award for Lean Manufacturing Competition “Lean Challenge” from the General Electric Company, she served as head of External Relations of the School Government FEUDEM in 2017, organizing the First Meeting of University Leaders, and in 2018 she completed an abroad program in Konstanz, Germany. She was Project Manager in the Operations Efficiency team at Sigma for two years, leading Logistics projects in Mexico and Manufacturing projects in the in the United States plants. Later she worked at Deacero with in the Demand Planning team. She is certified as a Project Manager Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) (2022); and currently, she is studying a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
Diversity & Inclusion Panel sponsored by Ford Motor Company
July 21, 2022, 2:00 – 3:45 pm
Professor Donald M. Reimer
President, The Small Business Strategy Group
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Adjunct Faculty – A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan, USA
Donald M. Reimer is an adjunct faculty at the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering in College of Engineering at Lawrence Tech in Southfield, Michigan. He coordinates the Certificate of Entrepreneurial Engineering Skills. Mr. Reimer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from University of Detroit/Mercy. He is a Certified Management Consultant with over 35 years of experience in working with closely-held businesses. He has taught courses in entrepreneurship, strategic management, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation for engineers. Mr. Reimer is a member of the Lawrence Tech Kern Campus Committee, Coordinator of the Lawrence Tech Innovation Encounter. He is faculty Advisor of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Mr. Reimer serves as a Kern Fellow of The Kern Family Foundation, Co-Direct of the Coleman Fellows Program, member of the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Faculty Advisory Council and is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education.
He has operated his own consulting company – The Small Business Strategy Group for 23 years. He published numerous articles on small business, entrepreneurship and strategic thinking. He has received several awards and recognition by local, state and federal agencies for his work in entrepreneurship and minority business development. Mr. Reimer served as member of the Minority Economic Development Committee of New Detroit. Mr. Reimer is member of the Small Business Advisory Council of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Reimer is a member of Advisory Board of the Milwaukee Junction Small Business Assistance Center. He is also a member of the Applied Innovation Alliance. Mr. Reimer serves as a KEEN Fellow for The Kern Family Foundation and is a member of United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Panel Speaker I
Prof. Vitor Mendes Caldana
Began the academic career with a technician course in Electronics from Liceu de Artes e Ofícios (1999) followed by an undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in 2004. In 2016, finished the Masters course in Industrial Engineering with the Quality of Engineering Education and its Relation to Regional Development as his area of research.
As a technical profession, from 1999 until 2016, started in Caltronic Automação Industrial, a service-based company in Brazil that represents American and European automation equipment for the printing industry, and finished as Service and Projects Manager, serving not only Brazil but the whole of South America with services performed also in USA and China. During the professional career took several courses in USA and Europe to Automation and dedicated equipment maintenance. In 2016 left the company for full-time dedication to IFSP.
In 2014 began his teaching career in FIEB as a substitute teacher for the Technical Course of Electronics. In 2016 moved to IFSP to start the electronics Technical Course in the city of Sorocaba and has been engaged with this project since. In this 4,5 years taught a variety of courses in electronics. In 2018 began his Research Group in Industry 4.0 and is currently working with colleagues in this research area as well as the project for the PhD.
Panel Speaker II
Professor Eldon G. Caldwell Marin, Ph.D., Sc.D, Dr.Ed. – President-Elect
Eldon Caldwell is full professor/Cathedraticus of the University of Costa Rica, Central America; member of the IEOM Society Academy of Fellows and member of the IEOM Society Global Council. Also, he has been recognized by the IEOM Society with the “Outstanding Service Award” for his career of over 30 years as an educator, researcher and promoter of development of industrial engineering and as “Distinguished Professor” by IEEE Computer Society, USA.
Dr. Caldwell earned his B.Sc. and Master degree in Industrial Engineering at University of Costa Rica and he earned a Master degree in Service Marketing, as well in Financial Analysis at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico; M.Sc. Health Management Systems at UNED, Costa Rica and a M.Sc. Operations Management at ITESM, México. Finally, he earned three doctoral degrees: 1-Ph.D. in C.Sc. / Industrial Engineering, Autonomous University of Central America; 2- Ph.D. (Sc.D.) in Robotics and Automation, University of Alicante, Spain; and 3-Ph.D. (Dr. Ed.) in Education at the University of Costa Rica, developing the “Theory of Socio-educational Exergy-Anergy and Entropy”.
He is author of many scientific articles and two books: “Marketing of Social Products & Services”, UCR Publications; and “Lean Manufacturing: Fundamentals and techniques for cycle time reduction”, Kaikaku Ins. Press, USA.
Dr. Caldwell served as Director of Industrial Engineering Department at Engineering School of University of Costa Rica, Operations Manager at MASECA, CA; Lean Manufacturing Project Manager at Eaton Corp. Costa Rica, General Manager at Quirós & Cía-Bandag Inc. and General Manager at Lean Systems Intl., USA. He has more than 30 years of experience as advisor and consultant in Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing and Lean Logistics at Interamerican Bank for Development, WHO, UN, World Wide Bank, Coca-Cola, Ministry of Health, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panamá, Costa Rican Institute for Electricity, RTC- Perú, Young Electrical Signs, Nevada, USA, AirCare Inc., Reno, Nevada, Plan International-Honduras, Bournes Co., DOLE Co. and many others. In addition, Dr. Caldwell currently serves as Director of the Central America Robotics and Industry 4.0 Challenge Contest (ROBOTIFEST) and General Manager at Kaikaku Institute Latin America.
Panel Speaker III
Dr. Jorge Kurita
Professor and Research Director
Universidad Nacional de Asuncion
Dr. Jorge Kurita attended Universidad Nacional de Asuncion in Paraguay, where he got his BS in Electromechanical Engineering. After graduation, he spent some time in academia working as faculty. During this tenure, he taught courses on heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and physics. In 2004 Dr. Kurita was granted the Fulbright scholarship to attend a graduate program on Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. He has finished his MS and then continued with a doctorate program. NASA and the NSF funded his doctorate research. Dr. Kurita’s contribution to his field was well-published in several papers from high-impact journals. From 2011 Dr. Kurita worked as a development engineer II in the competitive automotive industry, Filtran LLC, located in Des Plaines, Illinois. As an experimental researcher, his experience helped Filtran develop special testing techniques never implemented before on filtration systems. In addition, Dr. Kurita worked in the CAE group, contributing to developing simulation techniques to help build state-of-the-art filtration systems. Dr. Kurita participated in developing OEM filters; some of them obtained awards from Jatco and GM. From 2016 Dr. Kurita is back to his alma mater as an assistant professor in Universidad Nacional de Asuncion. Later the same year, he is appointed to lead the research department of the School of Engineering. In 2017 he was appointed to be the Mechanical Engineering Department head at Universidad Nacional de Asuncion. In August of the same year, Dr. Kurita is awarded the “Distinguished Citizen by the City Council of Asunción” for his contributions to education in Paraguay’s space sector. And in December of the same year, he was mentioned as “Outstanding Protagonist of 2017” by the newspaper Ultima Hora.