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Denver, CO
October 22, 2018

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Luis Fernando Villa Wences / Mechanical Engineer

**** *. ***** ***.

Denver Co. 80110

E-Mail: luis_f_villa

Cell: 615-***-****


Global experienced Quality Manager/ Engineer that established quality systems at multiple International locations (U.S., Mexico, Japan, China.) and solves complex internal and customer related problems delivering superior performance. Possesses practical knowledge in quality systems, product and supplier development. Strong APQP, statistical and analytical skills to launch new products and product lines. “Hands-on” Quality Professional with diversified accomplishments in systems integration, management and manufacturing. Core competencies include:

Fifth teen plus years of strong and diverse experience in the Twin plant /Maquila (U.S. -Mexico) Industry, Experienced in metal mechanics, plastic molding, electronics, wire harness and Automotive Industry. Strong background in Management, Quality / Customer Service, Labor Assessments, Experienced in:

Quality Supplier’s Evaluation (SQE) Process Development Customer Service Lean Manufacturing

Layouts Quality systems / Management Line Transfers Capital Assessments New Product Introduction


Excellent in oral and written communications skills, fluent in English and Spanish.

Experienced in ISO TS (IATF) 16949 system and Value Stream Mapping

Green Belt certified 8D’s, DoE, 5’S, PFMEA, Ppap’s, SMED, and APQP, Team builder



•Completed successful implementation of IATF16949 Quality Systems at multiple sites within the various organizations consistently meeting performance goals with 0 non conformance and < 5 minor findings.

•Met goals in Scrap, Efficiency, Rework metrics of performance for the organizations and in Management Review thru continuous improvement with an average of $10,000 per year savings.

•Directed quality & staff for tier 1,2 &3 automotive facilities, management representative responsible and accomplishing for securing TS16949/ISO.

•Exceptional Customer Ratings, Big 6 Automotive ppm < 1.


•Facilitate and lead cross-functional projects in Sigma/Lean to achieve key management improvement projects.

•Establish continuous improvement projects throughout the organization, present to senior management, track initiatives against financial goals.

•Strong systems, analytical problem solving and statistical background.

•Promotes organizational change initiatives at various levels in the organization.


•APQP system for New Product Launch

•Problem Solving with direct customer interface (Containment – Lessons Learned)

•Global responsibility for the quality systems across the division.

•Strong facilitation and presentation skills at all levels in the organization.

•Experianced as Supplier Development and Systems Engineer (domestic and international)


•Created multi-level policies, procedures, forms and templates to meet all TS16949/ISO requirements.

•Created internal website communication between plants, databases and template applications to support procedures and lean office methodologies.

•CI projects, mandates, milestones, reports and track performance. Worked with Finance to establish performance monitoring.


2015 – 2018

GandL Tubing Denver operation

Quality Manager / Quality Engineer

March 2018 – Present

Assigned as a Quality Manger / Engineer, successfully transition Quality System to Denver operations

Integrated GandL Quality (ISO) systems from Tennessee to Denver operations.

Developed Key process indicators eliminating Customer concerns at first quarter from average 5 to 1 per Month

Reduced Scrap from 15% waste to 7% (Cost estimate at $30,000.00 per year)

Developed a Quality Basics and continuous improvement program eliminating waste by 12% average per year

2015 – 2018

Federal Mogul Braking Division

Quality Manager Engineer / Quality Engineer Americas Division

Assigned to Management of Performance Quality Laboratory located in Smithville Tennessee Tier 1 Automotive Supplier of Braking components that included Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota and Tesla.

Developed Quality Program for America’s operations and support for inter plants in USA located in Glasgow. Kentucky and Smithville Tennessee eliminating late response and improving Quality System by 15%

Achieved Productivity and Quality Metric Monitors, for Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda performance <1 ppm. Received Nissan's Master Quality and Zero Defects awards. Certified supplier with exceptional customer ratings.

Exceptional customer performance (Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, <5 ppm).

Implemented a new customer concern procedure and systems, swift communication and containment, corrective/preventive actions and carrying over lessons learned to each site by less than 24 Hour response

Successfully developed a new product line complying with Quality, dates and Design revisions with an average of 98% milestone time-Development compliance.

2012 – 2015

Contec/ Sumitomo Electric Wiring El Paso TX. / Juarez Mexico

Q.A. Engineer

Developed a Quick response (less than 24 hrs.) Customer Service system for Customer Complaints & Warranties improving response time.

Part of Program Launch team, PPAP and Testing, successfully meeting milestones by 100% Reviews

Achieved Productivity goals with suppliers by > 98% success

Implemented Quality Standards for New product introduction wire harness eliminating rework by 50 %

In charge of Coordination of Design Reviews of Engineering changes & Customer Concerns. Common quality systems established in 3 locations around the world.

Implemented Launch/APQP which included PPAP, Process Flow, PFMEA, DVP&R, Control Plans and SPC. On-time performance exceeds 98% averaging 267 submissions annually.

Organized quality function to meet customer expectations and maintain systems in a lean resource environment.

Successfully implemented Quality awareness and Internal and Layered Process Audits (LPA) by 100%.

Established Interactive functions with Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda performance <1 ppm. Received Nissan's Master Quality and Zero Defects awards. Certified supplier with exceptional customer ratings.

2010 - 2012

NiDEC Americas Juarez Mexico

New Product / Process Engineer

Developing and Managing New projects (NPI) Ppap’s with on time deliveries and dates and milestones

Program Manager for Research and Development in advance process.

Achieve on time evaluation and performance of equipment and suppliers (Validations) Lean Engineer

Successfully Budgeted Capital expenditure for PCB process introduction with a 30K USD year cost reduction

Developed and implemented line flow, troubleshooting diagnostics

Developed and reviewed routing for line capacity calculations & value stream mapping

Delphi Packard 2002 – 2009

Technical Center El Paso Texas / Juarez Mexico

Program Manager

BEC (Bussed Electrical Centers) Project Manager Engineer

Successfully developed New Product Introduction system (SMT & Plastic Molding) Automotive Electrical Center.

Developed evaluation and performance of equipment and suppliers (Ppap, Validations & Equipment Requirement)

Diagnostics & Selection for lean Manufacturing layout and process

Integrated onsite operations in several plants with projected savings of 2,000,000 per year operation

Managed Development of Prototypes. Budgeted and ass’s capital for new projects

Advanced statistical methods to improve process capability, reduce variation and optimize inspections. Perform statistical analysis including; FMEA, Control Plans, MSA, Capability Analysis and comparative DOE studies increasing internal first time yield by 20%.

Created Process Sheets and SPC which resulted in 15% rework reduction year on year.

Performed Design of Experiments (DOE) establishing improvements on quality, Lean manufacture and Delivery Shainin Green Belt through Delphi corporate Systems.

1996 - 2002

Small Parts de México

Quality Engineer

Assigned to offering, Managing and developing complete projects in the Plastic Molding and Metal Mechanics Industry,

Developed customer account process from its Inception (Quoting) to line release (Warrant signature)

Designated as part of Advance Quality Team (APQP).

Liaison /Quality / Resident Engineer / Field Engineer achieving new contracts and customers

Developed Blue print GD&T – Engineering Product specifications to cost reduction

Dale Electronics Planta Torres Separation reason

1993- 1996

Process Engineer / Quality Engineer

Manage and develop projects in the Electronic Component Industry.

Achieve Production process improvements / Managing quality parameters and Cost Reductions

Develop documented procedures of new tools, equipment and quality control (ISO certification).

SPC coordinating for new line product implementation, pilot runs.

1987 – 1992

IMPECSA S.A. de C.V. Complejo Industrial Vallejo (México D.F.)

Engineering Supervisor

Assigned to management of Process Engineering Department (Metal Mechanics and Plastic Molding)

Implemented ISO 9000 (Nom – CC- series)

Used trouble shooting teams to solve problems in the manufacturing of metal mechanics

Process for vendor evaluation and development, APQP teams, FMEA and PPAP

Applied strong diagnostics and manufacturing, specifics:

oImplementation of Work Cells changing from W.O. manufacturing to MRB/JIT

oInventory and cycle time reduction implementing lean techniques and layout changes

oT.Q.C. training on all levels and S.P.C.


College: Degree in Industrial Engineering UACJ Instituto de Ingeniería y Arquitectura

Graduate: Masters in Design engineering Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua / UT Austin TX Administration

High School: Heroico Colegio Militar de México Patente de Subtte. Caballería

Junior High: Escuela Secundaria Federal No.1

Elementary: Escuela Primaria Federal Abraham González


Microsoft Suite (Expert Excel & Access)

Visual Basic




Auto Cad



IATF16949 Lead Auditor Training

GM Quality System Basics QSB

Ford G8D Problem Solving Techniques

Team Training

Toyota A3 Training

Sigma/Lean Green Belt Training

Chrysler Advanced PFMEA Training

Layered Process Audits (LPA)

Shainin (Statistical Engineering)

Taguchi Methods – DOE

Ford G8D

NOM-CC & ISO-9000 Audit

Nivelación Pedagogica Magisterial

General Education Development University Texas El Paso

Test of English Foreign Language University Texas El Paso

Scholastic Aptitude Testing University Texas El Paso

General Motors Design Standards Excelencia en la satisfacción de cliente IMPECSA /UAVM

Statistical Process Control IMPECSA /UAVM

C.E.D.A.C. (Fishbone Tech.) IMPECSA /UAVM

T.O.P.S. (8D’s)FORD

Design of Experiments FORD

Diseño por computadora (Autocad)

Core Tools (Ppap, APQP, FMEA, TQC)

Thermal Plastic Forming (Injection Molding) Delphi

Six Sigma

Red X Solving Methods Delphi

Screen Printing (DEK/MPM)

Lean Manufacturing

Lean Flow Value Stream Mapping

Value stream Mapping

SMT Maintenance & Programming

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