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Operations, Plant, General, Manufacturing Manager

United States
May 26, 2010

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Francisco García Morales

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Summary of Qualifications

Experienced executive in managing manufacturing operations in Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical operations. Proven leadership and coaching skills, implementing organizational change initiatives linked to operational and financial performance and individual accountability. Analytical thinker and planner capable of developing and implementing effective strategies to improve effectiveness and competitiveness. Implemented organizational focus objectives at every level followed up by periodic management review, driven by specific task lists, key indicators and action plans.

Strategic Planning Experience in developing M-V, N&V

Budget/Capital panning Human Dynamics & 7 Habits

Production/Planning Management Process Reengineering

Professional Experience

INTECO, Inc , Caguas PR 2007 - Present

Vice President Operations

Inteco is a regional economic development organization promoting the commercialization of new technologies and innovative products. The region is comprised of eight municipalities in the Central Eastern region of the island. Areas of responsibility include managing the WIRED Program for Talent Development in the region, developing a regional permits processing office (ORPP), managing the PR Energy Center and managing two regional business incubators.

FGM Management Group, Inc San Juan PR 2004 - 2007

Managing Director

A consulting firm involved in Project Management, Organization Transformation, Lean and Six Sigma Implementation, Regional Economic Development and Business Incubation. Some projects worked on were guiding a pharmaceutical company implementing a continuous improvement process, medical device company with project management of a FDA readiness project, developing a strategic process for a major windows and doors manufacturer and permits reengineering process for a regional development organization. Oversee Start-up of two regional business incubators.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International , Inc., Humacao, PR 2003-2004

Director Operations

Responsible for production and packaging for all products made on-site. High involvement in the Operational Excellence project which has four black belts and twenty-one green belts. Directed the last sequence of project selection with cost reduction targets in excess of one million dollars . These projects combine Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma initiatives. Initiated project team methodology with a structured approach including key indicators and action plans.


 Facilitated multifunctional teams responsible for increasing Aleve capacity while reducing product cost.

 Improved schedules by implementing schedule attainment process through determination and communication of problems and root causes between manufacturing and support areas.

 Developed four focus areas for Lean six Sigma Process, developed project list, prioritization, selection and initiated project teams lead by green belts to reduce costs by one million dollars.

 Established operational and budget structure for multiple product transfers occurring in three manufacturing areas simultaneously.

CibaVision Puerto Rico, Inc. a Novartis Company , Cidra, PR 2000-2003

General Manager

Responsible for the supervision of Finance, Materials, Engineering, Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Facilities and various Production Business Units. Integrated two management groups, expanded building, transferred seventeen product families from UK, Atlanta and Germany in three years and implemented PeopleSoft. Maximum headcount of integrated site was aprox. 900 employees; the organizational structure was revamped into cellular high performance manufacturing teams. A cultural transformation of the organization as well as the focus on goals and accountability was an integral part of the transformation.


 After merger, integrated Wesley Jessen and CibaVision operations into one cohesive management team. Developed Business units.

 Transferred products from Atlanta (complete facility), UK and Germany in 15 months including building expansion and validation.

 Developed team structure throughout organization with improved results in overall productivity in 20% and scrap reduction of 15%.

 Developed plant strategy to focus on key initiatives and goals in different levels of the organization and integrating these in the performance management system.

 Customer service was improved by reducing backorders and getting on time delivery from 90% to 99.2%

Pall Biomedical, Inc. Pall Corp. Fajardo, Puerto Rico 1987 - 2000

General Manager

Responsibilities included P & L, Finance, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Materials, Human Resources, Operations and Facilities. Oversee manufacturing of six product families with $100 million dollars sales to distributors and intercompany shipments to North America, Asia, Europe, Central and South America.

 Initiated a Quality Improvement process in PR that was eventually adopted by Pall Corp. in all North America sites and sustained for over nine years.

 Implemented a Performance Management System linking strategic plant objectives to Business Unit and individual objectives.

 Reduced plant overhead rate, scrap rate, downtime and freight while improving on time delivery to customers. The management team developed a team based work environment that created a high performance environment and was recognized by winning three PR Excellence Awards from Puerto Rico Manufacturing Association .

 Achievements

 Improved ratio of expense to manufacturing sales by 40% over a four year period.

 Increased mfg sales by 75% while decreasing headcount by 20%, reducing inventory by $ 3 million and reducing scrap by 25%.

 Transferred 47 products upon closing of New York facility in 14 months.

 Overall total plant overhead rate was reduced over three years by 15%.

Micom Caribe Inc. Cayey, PR, 1984 - 1987

Operations Director

Responsible for Engineering, Test Engineering, Production, Packaging and Facilities. Physical plant construction, doubled floor space and a complete facility was transferred from Boston. Created a self-directed work team to handle the product transfers that reengineered the operational process and implemented quality improvements.

Raychem Products, Inc. Vega Baja, PR 1979 -1984

General Manager

Responsible for two manufacturing corporations and regional sales office with responsibilities for The Caribbean. Implemented Quality Circles to improve processes and reduced WIP inventory using J-I-T techniques in all manufacturing areas.

Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Carolina, PR 1977 - 1979

Production and Inventory Control Manager

Responsible for production planning and inventory control for raw materials and finished goods for all six plants in Puerto RicoR using MRP systems.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - 1977

Master of Engineering, Management Engineering

University of Puerto Rico - 1974

Bachelor of Industrial Engineering

Professional Qualifications

Registered Professional Engineer, Lic. 7354, member CIAPR since 1975

Board Membership & Professional Associations

Puerto Rico Manufacturing Association - 1991-1999 Bd. Of Directors member as Regional Director, Sec. Tres, V/P

PR2000/PROCOMP - 1989-1998, 2000-2004 - Bd of Directors member

Primex - 1997-present - Bd of Directors member

President PR Chapter Institute of Industrial Engineers - 1986-1987

President Electronic Industry Association - 1981-1982

President "Instituto Ingenieros Industriales del CIAPR" - 1980-1982

CIAPR Board - 1980-1982

Selected PR Distinguished Industrial Engineer in 1983 & 1987

Hector Jimenez Juarbe award by PRMA in 2002, for lifetime contributions to the Economic Development of PR through Manufacturing

BSA Activities

Active in scouting activities for 16 years

Troop 8 committee member- 1996-2003, Assistant Scout Master

Pack 333 Webalos Den Leader 5 years, 1987- 1996

Awarded “Guajataca” award by BSA PR in 1995

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