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Manager Engineering

Stevensville, MI
120000 year
September 10, 2018

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Engineering leader with flair for product design and a passion for Operations Excellence. Focused in making a difference by developing overall team capabilities generating a sense of mission and high commitment to success around quality and operational excellence.

Meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind.

Superior management and strong technical acumen combined with experience decision-making capability and willing to negotiate to develop win-win situations.

Supervise and lead product development teams.

Oversee the research and development of new product concepts and NPI processes.

Discuss and lay out roadmaps, project charts and specifications, cost estimates.

Develop multiple options and strategically select the best path for the business

Working knowledge of mechanical engineering, design and fabrication.

Sets clear goals and marshals resources, including people, funding, material and support, to get things done. Orchestrates multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal. Uses resources effectively and efficiently.

Knowledge of cost reduction techniques and root cause analysis tools.

Uses rigorous logic and methodologies to meet difficult problems with effective solutions. Strive to understand the factors

behind the issues and challenges that face the business.

Strong knowledge on risk control, budgets/financials that affects product development.

Experience recruiting, developing and retaining a talented, aggressive and creative engineering staff.

Experience state-of-the-art engineering processes and design tools.

Global experience achieved in three culturally diverse countries; US, Brazil and Mexico and strong interaction with Germany and Italy.


MBA in Project Management at FGV, Campinas, Brazil

Post Graduation Administration (Marketing) at UNIMEP, Brazil

BS in Industrial Engineering /Mechanics at Universidade Braz Cubas - Mogi das Cruzes - Brazil

Fluent English and Spanish; Native Portuguese

Former PMP - Project Management Professional certified by PMI – Project Management Institute.

Accredited 6-Sigma Black Belt at Fundação Desenvolvimento Gerencial, Belo Horizonte, MG Brazil


Welbilt, Inc. – Manitowoc WI since 2016

Engineering Senior Manager at Manitowoc Ice Products.

- Leading an engineering team of 10 people (engineers, designers, workflow administrator)

- Focused in Quality and Consumer Service as well as development of derivative and special products.

- Support to Monterrey (MX), Manitowoc (US) and Hangzhou (CHN) plants

Whirlpool Corporation – Saint Joseph (USA), Monterrey (Mexico) and Rio Claro (Brazil)


Engineering Senior Manager from 2007 to /2016 (USA)

Engineering Manager, from 2003 to 2007 (Brazil & Mexico)

Main Achievements:

2M cost of quality savings in 2017 - Responsible for tracking the operations projects and lead the engineering projects in this area.

Washer & Dryer Model Line and New Model Planning. This area is responsible for design and introduction of new models at Whirlpool Clyde and Marion Divisions. Leading a team of 11 people: project leaders, planners and designers.

Project Lead and Technical Lead on Dryer Global Engineering responsible for three successful mega-project launches for Maytag, Whirlpool and Amana brands. Project budgets until $ 20 Million USD and teams of 10-12 reports plus 20 cross functional / regional people in matrix way

Expatriated to Monterrey, Mexico as Project Manager in the Horizontal Axis Washer Global Engineering Area. During this period led global product development team (Germany, US & Mexico) for two projects with 12 direct reports. Helped to establish and organize Monterrey Tech Center.

Project leader for new gas dryer.

Project Leader on Latin America region for a new dryer meeting all targets: cost, quality index, forecast investment and project schedule.

New washer line development from conceptualization until launch, including design engineering, laboratory, model shop and industrial design. Product with two different footprints (22” and 24”) and four different models. Achieving a 14 p.p. market share growth and planned quality goals. This platform introduced glass lids, dual action agitator, drawer dispenser, heater and full electronic controls to Brazilian market causing a huge reaction from competitors.

Expatriated Product Engineer (Michigan – USA) for 15 months in new product project.


Other Courses/Education/Training

Brand Excellence at ESPM, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Business Administration - Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor - MI -USA

One semester (3 credits)

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