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Manager Engineer

Doral, Florida, United States
May 16, 2018

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Executive Manager, 27 years of progressive experience at mechanical engineering, logistic, project management, food processing and refrigeration system engineering; in companies dedicated to wholesale food manufacturing and logistics transportation. Proactive, analytical, organized, results oriented and excellent communications skills. Effective in adapting to different organizational structures and work in cross-cultural environments.


Name: Henrique Family name: Benedetti Ruesta Date of birth: 17/06/65

Country of Birth: Venezuela Nationality: Venezuelan/Spanish

Responsible for forwarding operations (Air & Ocean Cargo) and Purchases for Headquarters in Venezuela.


Aerocav International Inc. (Logistics)

April 2015 – Current General Manager and Director Miami, USA.

Business administration, process control, Key indicators and Quality assurance..

Freight booking and documentation (BL, AWB, stc.), Warehousing, TSA controls & training .

Purchases of parts, supplies, projects requirements, etc..

Aerocav Ca. (UPS-Venezuela, Logistics)

January 2013 – April 2015 Planning and Project Managing Director Caracas, Venezuela.

Responsible for overall production:

Key indicators, Quality assurance and process control.

Documentation, Standards & Methods department supervision. ISO 9000 implementation.

Project design and management.

Fleet Maintenance program implementation.

Agrícola La Reina Ca. ( Mushroom Farm)

September 2008 – December 2012 General Manager Caracas, Venezuela.

Responsible for overall production:

Production monitoring, Key indicators, Quality and process control.

Costing, purchasing, distribution, warehousing, etc.

Capital investments, equipment maintenance and reposition.

Business strategy, union affairs, etc.

Safety and security committee.

Government institutions and community relationship.

Aerocav Ca. (UPS-Venezuela, Logistic)

May 2006 - August 2008. Fleet Maintenance & Purchase Director. Caracas, Venezuela.

Responsible for company transportation fleet



Renewal and control of fleet (More than 600 trucks).

Member of Company’s Board

Cargill Venezuela SRL (Americas Marketing Group- Raw material traders)

October 2004 -January 2006 Senior Account Manager Caracas, Venezuela

Responsible for Soy bean, yellow corn meal and phosphate sales

Coordinate future position purchase and freight in order to sell CIF products to Venezuelan animal feeding factories such as Purina.

Coordinate product nationalization, warehousing and transport for FOB sales.

Complejo Agropecuario Karnicos (Manufacturing Division of Keystone Foods)

April 2003 - April 2004 Production Manager Sta. Teresa, Venezuela

Responsible for managing Production business unit

Maintenance & Engineering,

Warehousing and Safety ;

Coordinate multidisciplinary teams to define procedures and documents for HACCP, Contingency Plan, Fire hazards and TQM.

November 1998 - April 2003 Maintenance and Engineering Manager Sta. Teresa, Venezuela

Responsible for Re-design Company’s Engineering and Maintenance department

Redesign company's new structure plan, including the group's maintenance & technical force, preventive maintenance plan, and implemented it in several aspects simultaneously, obtaining results in short time, reducing costs & machinery down-time.

Design of manufacturing processes, equipment selection, services and facilities design .In charge of 86 individuals.

Internacional de Desarrollo

April, 1997 - April 1998 Frozen Food Production Manager Caracas, Venezuela

Responsible for Coordinating the Processing operation of four plants: Food service products, retail products, Bone in Chicken and vegetables packaging.

In charge of processing the amount of product required by the market without affecting quality and being cost efficient (process and storage). Staff up to 120 workers and supervisors.

Responsible of Wendy’s process implementation that required crew training, layout design and equipment modifications and purchase.

Product line includes: Hamburgers, patties, nuggets, apple pie, pies, Bone in Chicken, frozen vegetables and dried mash potatoes.

York International –Venezuela

August 1993-November 1995 Sales Engineer Caracas, Venezuela

Responsible for Chilled water systems quoting and selection.

Quoting of air handling units and chillers. In some cases, field service area planning. Low temperature equipment selection. Special application selection such as filters, humifiers, run around, dryers, etc.

Procter & Gamble headquarter, Owens Illinois factory, Sambil malls, and many other chilled water projects were sold by me.

Industrias Metalaire ( Chicago Blower of Venezuela)

November 1991-June 1993 R&D Engineer Caracas, Venezuela

Responsible for Designing and testing fans and blowers utilizing certified AMCA lab.

Solve ventilation problems at industries such as cement plants, iron pellets plant, and others

Selection of transmissions, motors, materials, according to the customer application.


Over 150 hours of development courses by professional firms such as Franklyn Covey, York International, Cargill, Chicago Blower, etc.

Air Pollution Control Equipment, American Air Filter, Kentucky- USA, 1993

System Components, Low temperature refrigeration systems & System application, Industrial Refrigeration Scholl, Frick -Reco York International, York - USA, 1995

Training Course in F19, Formax, Chicago -USA, 2000


November 2000 Programa Avanzado de Gerencia, (Short MBA)

Instituto de Estudios Superiores en Administración (IESA); (Executive MBA)

Caracas, Venezuela

August 1997 Food Quality Management,

University of Ballarat

Victoria, Australia.

July 1991 Bachelor Science in Mechanic Engineer

Universidad Simon Bolivar,

Caracas, Venezuela


-First American Country that implemented Fully Cooked Technology for McDonald s poultry .

-Third place at Venezuelan Motorcycle Endurance Championship 2008, Senior.

- First place at Kaimaniac, Venezuelan Extreme Motorcycle Endurance 2007, Level: Advance.

- Fist place South Caribbean Open Regatta 2006 (Scor), Anzuategui – Venezuela.

-Two times water ski (Wakeboard) Miami Champion at Point Chase ( Intermedia and Masters).


Native Spanish, Fluent English.

Member of the Australian Engineers Institute

Hobbies and interests: Hiking, Mountain Biking and Water Sports ( Sailing, Wakeboarding, etc.).

Keen at Pre Columbian Cultures and Archeology / Astronomy

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