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Industrial Designer

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
March 23, 2021

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José Victor Villarreal Medina

Industrial / Mechanical Designer

Contact phone: +52-811-***-****



Professional summary

Ran a one-man design consultancy from 2007 to 2011. In 2010 I was invited to become an instructor of 2d and 3d software at CEDIM, a design university in Monterrey, Mexico, where I imparted introductory and advanced courses of AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, SolidWorks, and 3dMax for the Industrial Design and Architecture departments. In 2011 I was scouted by Reactimex, a local chemical company, to re-engineer a chemical reactor that is the heart of a process that converts biomass into Diesel, this machine has completed about a year and half of test at a German facility and will soon go into production.

Professional history

Reactimex S.A de C.V (2011.03 – Current)

Reactimex produces and sells a range of fine chemicals used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and other specialty chemical industries, as well as a few active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Position: Mechanical designer

Reporting directly to: Ing. Jorge Fernández (President)


Research and development.

Reverse engineer a chemical reactor from a German partner (Alphakat) that processes biomass and turns it into Diesel.

Through diagrams, pictures, and anecdotal evidence, identify the original reactor’s design shortcomings (leakage, materials, assembly).

Utilizing CAD software such as SolidWorks, Inventor and AutoCAD, Re-engineer, and re-design the reactor.

Turn CAD data into drawings ready for manufacturing.

Maintain BOM, part lists and documentation to ensure integrity of design versions.

Work side by side with model makers, foundries, and machine shops to ensure proper manufacturing, in compliance of drawings and 3d models.

Continuous improvement of chemical reactor by identifying and re-designing redundant or overengineered elements, wear & tear parts, and material failure.

Design a laboratory size test bed of the “biomass to Diesel” technology.

Work alongside Reactimex engineers to develop and build structures for new plant equipment.

Directed crews of welders and construction workers to assemble several iterations of the chemical reactor as well as machinery for plant operations, like clean rooms, and upgrades to various chemical reactors.

Main Achievements:

Increased the chemical reactor’s life expectancy from 3 months to more than a year of continuous use. This was achieved by introducing new materials and eliminating parts that did not need to be in contact with the reaction.

Increased efficiency of Diesel output from 150 liters per hour to 250 liters per hour, by redesigning the mixing rotor.

Reduced part count from more than 300 individual parts to less than 150, by eliminating welded assemblies and creating casted parts.

CEDIM (2010.01 – 2011.12)

CEDIM is a private university focus on design, innovation and its business applications.

Position: Associate

Reporting directly to: Lic. Bárbara Magaña (Sponsor Jr. 2009-2012)


Impart introductory courses of AutoCAD, Rhinoceros SolidWorks and 3dMax.

Impart advanced courses of Rhinoceros and 3dmax.

Advise students on multiple projects, helping them to identify potential problems and opportunities.

Advise graduating students on their theses.

Main Achievements:

Advised students on projects that won design contests.

Became known for my quick eye to find flaws in proposed designs.

3Cats Studios (2007.04 – Present)

Small design consultancy

Position: Owner

Reporting directly to: Myself


Design and maintain websites utilizing the Joomla and WordPress platforms.

Advice marketing departments in the use of online marketing tools.

Using CAD Software such as Alias, 3dMax and AutoCAD, design and build furniture for exhibits and offices.

Main Achievements:

Fabricated two augmented reality interactive exhibits for MUSAN (Museo San Nicolás).

Designed the graphic identity used by “Supra Desarrollos Tecnológicos” on its first energy savings showcase.

Academic history

Instituto Tecnológico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

Industrial Design (2006)

Courses & Certifications

Summer Stars (CEDIM) 2010 – Product design by Branko Lukic from NONOBJECT

Summer Stars (CEDIM) 2011 – Reverse engineering by Gaston Bonaudi

Technical Skills

2D/3D/CAD/CAM Software



3Ds Max




Autodesk Inventor




Industrial design

Product design

Mechanical design

Reverse engineering


3D Printing


Spanish (Native)

English (Fluent)

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