Panel I: Successful Projects of Industrial Solutions Developed By Students
1:00 – 2:45 pm, Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Dr. Teresa Verduzco-Garza
Researcher and Professor
Industrial and systems Engineering Department
University of Monterrey
Dr. Teresa Verduzco-Garza, is a professor and researcher for the Engineering School in University of Monterrey, Mexico (UDEM) at the Industrial and Systems Engineering department. Her research and experience focuses on Clusters for competitiveness, Logistics clusters, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Strategy. Received her Ph.D. Degree in Management for Supply Chains from the UANL Autonomous University in Nuevo Leon, Mexico during 2018. Developed a combined research stay at Orkestra Institute for Cluster and Competitiveness and Deusto University in Basque Country, Spain during 2019. She has previous experience in the industry, holding positions as project manager, account manager, Corporate Strategic Planning, Geographic Expansion among others, in important worldwide recognized enterprises. Nowadays, she works with important clusters in Mexico, developing supply chain and Logistics Synergies (Co-Loading) projects for competitiveness in the Automotive cluster (CLAUT) and Electrical Appliances cluster (CLELAC), as well as strategic planning initiatives, supply chain network mapping for Agrifood cluster (Agro Alim). Teresa has published his works in journals with national and international scientific circulation, has participated as a speaker in important conferences in forums such as IEOM, SISE, IISE, ASEM, TCI Global Conferences in countries such as the USA, Colombia, South Korea, Canada, the Netherlands, France and other European countries. Additionally, she is an active member of IEOM, APICS and TCI Network International Competitiveness Institute, as well as of the Harvard Business School network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.
Fernando Gonzalez Aleu
Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
Fernando Gonzalez Aleu is an Associate Professor at the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) in Mexico. He received a BS in Mechanical and Management Engineering at UDEM, a MS at ITESM in 1999, and both an MS and PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2015 and 2016, respectively. His research focuses on the applications of continuous improvement projects. Prior industry experience includes 15 years implementing quality systems, environmental systems, and management systems. He is member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Management, and the American Society for Quality.
UANL Proyecto de FACPYA nivel licenciatura o maestría
Antonio E. Mogro is a full-time researcher in the Research Group on Energy and Climate Change from Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is a PhD candidate with a master’s degree in automotive engineering graduated with honors. He is specialized in internal combustion engines, vehicle powertrain, and real-world vehicle emissions with over 10 research projects, 6 years in research centers, and 6 scientific indexed papers
UDEM EsIT PEF
Academic Grade: Systems and Industrial Engineering at UDEM and Minor in Data Analytics at University of Michigan. Most relevant experience is
– Engineering Innovation & Strategic Consultant mainly focused in Continuous Improvement Projects regarding several methodologies such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma (in my experience)
– Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Engineer in a local soy candles manufacturer.
– Currently an Embedded Product Data Analytics Engineer in Caterpillar Inc. where I:
- Remotely configure and troubleshoot data collection units on company and customer equipment.
- * Monitor data collection activities to reduce missing or inaccurate data.
- Provide support within numerous projects simultaneously regarding the Data Analytics activities and automating the daily analysis of new data.
Panel II: Reinventing the local Automotive Industry towards Electromobility
3:00 – 4:45 pm, Wednesday, November 3, 2021
General Director of the Automotive Cluster of Nuevo León (CLAUT)
Manuel Montoya Ortega has more than thirty years of international experience in the areas of Strategic Planning and Business Plan Development; As well as in the Creation, Development and Structure of Clusters in diverse sectors and regions of Mexico.
He holds a PHD in Administration from the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, a Master’s in Business Administration from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, IESE, Barcelona, Spain and a Chemical Engineer degree from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey. He also has a specialization in: Business Management DI by the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE) and Total Quality Management Program, Tata Research Center, Pune, India.
Manuel Montoya is President of the Automotive Industry Clusters Network of Mexico, General Director of the Automotive Cluster of Nuevo León, A.C. and Founding Partner of ENE Estructuras de Negocios, S.C. Previously, he has collaborated in managerial positions for various companies and organizations in Mexico and abroad, including: Inmobiliaria Seival (Project Director and General Director), Pan American Institute of Senior Management of Companies IPADE (Director of Senior Management Programs), Ficosa International and Tata Ficosa Private Limited (Technical Vice President and Board member in Pune, India).
New Ventures Lead
San Pedro Garza García
Nuevo León, 66265, México
Vehicle Structures & Electrification North America
García, Nuevo León, 6600, México
Barcelona, 08232, Spain
Joan Hinojo was born in Puigreig (Barcelona, Spain). He is married and has three children. Ha has lived in Spain and United States.He is an Electrical Engineer by the University of Barcelona. He has different masters studies, among them, Commercial direction (Harvard Business School, Barcelona, Boston), Direction of Marketing (EADA, Barcelona), MBA (Nord program, Chamber of Commerce of Terrassa, Barcelona) and multiple seminars related to Power Efficiency and Business Management. He has made multiple papers and speeches in diverse countries, on the reality and the charge of electrical vehicles, and on power efficiency. At a very young age, he started working as electrician in the industry. Later on, he was Electric Power auditor in the Spanish group Enerbus. At the age of 26 he continued its race in the United States as “Project Manager” at the Mc Donell Duglas group, based in New York. He returned to Barcelona as Commercial Director of Vascat, manufacturer of special electrical motors. He continued its professional carrier as International Director and Key Account Manager in Circutor, Spanish company world-wide leader in electrical power efficiency and with presence in more than 100 countries. Since 2008 he is General Manager of Circontrol, with presence in 60 countries, specialized in Electric Vehicle charging solutions.
Nuevo León is located in the northeast of Mexico, bordering the United States, its capital Monterrey is a metropolitan area with just over 5 million people. Monterrey in many ways is the industrial capital of Mexico and the automotive industry is its main manufacturing industry.
In these years, companies in the automotive sector with both Mexican and foreign capital have been investing in developments for electromobility, in this panel we are going to present 3 different situations with business implications that industrial groups in Monterrey have been developing, on the one hand, there is the creation of a joint venture between Quimmco group of Monterrey, with an electric vehicle manufacturer from Germany, to be able to manufacture electric vehicles in Mexico.
On the other hand, the company Nemak, world leader in the manufacture of aluminum-cast monoblocks and engine heads, has ventured into the manufacture of components for electric vehicles such as battery trays and other components made of aluminum.
Finally we have the participation of the Xignux group which is also developing another joint venture with CIRCONTROL for the installation of electric charging stations for vehicles.
We hope to give a view from 3 different perspectives of efforts towards electromobility.
Keywords: Electromobility, Quimmco, Nemak, Xignux, Circontrol
Panel III: Entrepreneurship Education
1:00 – 2:45 pm, Thursday, November 4, 2021
Moderator: Aida Miriam Cisneros Gómez
Alfonso López Lira
Coordinador de la Maestría de Innovación y Emprendimiento de FACPYA
Juan Ignacio González
Profesor Departamento ICyG
Líder de Academia de Emprendimiento de IGE
Luis Portales Dérbez
Profesor Departamento de Emprendimiento
Experto en Emprendimiento Social
Aldahir Caballero Campbell
Director of the incubation and entrepreneurship
Panel IV: Women in Industry and Academia
3:00 – 4:45 pm, Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Moderator: Adriana Vargas
Grisel Trujillo (ITESM)
Dr. Alba Avila
Nicole Rodríguez (AT&T)
Panel V: Diversity and Inclusion Panel sponsored by Ford Motor Company
1:00 – 3:00 pm, FRIDAY, November 5
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
María Elena Huertas
Universidad de los Andes
María Elena Huertas is an Environmental Engineer from the Universidad de los Andes and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences with a special emphasis on atmospheric sciences from Tecnológico de Monterrey. Her professional career has been based on the development of research projects in the areas of energy, emissions and air quality, which have been financed by national and international institutions such as: the Ministry of the Environment of Colombia, Ecopetrol, the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT), the Secretary of Sustainable Development of Monterrey, Mexico, the University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute of Germany, among others. She has developed teaching work at the Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar in Cartagena Colombia and currently, she is a professor and researcher at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. She also belongs to the National System of Researchers of Mexico and has more than 10 publications of articles in indexed journals. For the development of her doctorate, she was awarded a scholarship by CONACYT and the Tecnológico de Monterrey, additionally in 2015 she was awarded one of the 20 scholarships for professors in Latin America for research mobility. Finally, she has participated in research stays at Texas A & M University and the University of California in the United States.
Panel Speaker II
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 III
Dr. Asaad Makki
EESE Chief Engineer
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Dr. Makki has over 30 years of professional experiences in the automotive field. Dr Makki has been at Ford Motor Company for about 22 years where he held several positions in the product development organization. Currently, he holds a Chief Engineer position in the Features & Software Integration and Validation organization at Ford Motor Company. In this position, Dr. Makki has global responsibilities for defining and implementing state-of-the-art software validation tools and methods with no reliance on physical protypes. Additionally, Dr. Makki has been driving the setup and operation or Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in Low-Cost Countries to help the company achieve huge engineering efficiencies. Prior to his current role, Dr. Makki held a position of a manager for Core Subsystems and In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) Design Verification department for about 2 years. In 2014, Dr. Makki took on a position of a manager for the Upper Body Electronics department as an international assignment in Mexico for 3 years. Dr. Makki acted as a supervisor for several positions with the Electrical functional area for several years. Prior to joining Ford, Dr. Makki worked at TRW automotive where he held several positions within the engineering organization. His latest position at TRW was an Engineering Systems manager where he led the Computer Aided Design and Engineering organization. Dr. Makki has several publications in several industry journals. Additionally, he acted as the vice chair for the IEEE SE Michigan chapter for several years. He also co-chaired the SAE EDA subcommittee for several years.
Panel Speaker IV
Novi, Michigan, USA
Daniel Hodges is a Mechatronics Engineer. He is the Founder and CEO of Meknology LLC, a two year old tech startup focused on creating technical solutions centered around issues of sustainability and social justice. Currently, Meknology is ambitiously approaching issues of wastewater treatment and water scarcity with it’s new and innovative approach to vacuum distillation. It involves the use of a proprietary architecture and smart energy management with hybrid and full renewable energy power sources. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MSU and his Master of Science in Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering from Lawrence Technological University. Daniel’s professional and technical experiences includes product design, project management, process development, test planning, marketing studies, customer engagement, and equipment design and build in the automotive, appliance, plumbing, nuclear and aerospace industries. His innovative and entrepreneurial nature has led to many commercialized new patent protected products for many clients and Meknology’s own water purification technology.
Panel Speaker V