Franco (Frank) Yanine

Summary

FRANCO F. YANINE

Home: 3452 N. Camino Esplanade, Tucson, AZ 85750 Work: 56-2-718 0937 (Chile) and Cell phone: 56-09-469 9356 (Chile) Note: Currently on work assignment in Chile, e-mail: fyanine@diinf.usach.cl and fyanine@roboticmining.org

OBJECTIVE: A senior level position in Engineering, Operations, Industrial Management, Consulting and Business Development.

Engineering & Operations Management Product Portfolio Management Product Development/Launch Process Automation Technology Process/Systems improvement thru Mathematical Analysis Outsourcing/Contract Operations SCM/Distribution Standards Compliance Strategic Planning Strong Project Management P&L Responsibility Business Analysis Organizational Development U.S. Citizen

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

As Manager of Robotic Mining Consortium and Project Fondef D04i1084 on unmanned aerial systems, I was able to secure the strategic alliance between our organization and Nostromo Defensa S.A. of Cordova, Argentina in order to successfully complete our project on Autonomous Aerial Vehicles for Geophysical and Natural Resources Exploration, which culminated with the creation of Aerobotics, a UAV technology and mobile robots engineering company based in Santiago, Chile.

As a consulting engineer I evaluated and contributed to various industrial projects implementation, leveraging technology and process innovation to improve operations and productivity. As plant manager for Grupo IMSA Chile-Instapanel I led efforts to implement ISO 9001:1994, ISO 9001:2000 and 14001 norms and improve a variety of industrial processes and tasks including the handling and disposal of liquid and solid waste, interfacing regularly with the government authorities in charge of regulating these activities.

As a civil-industrial engineer, I successfully managed industrial plants’ expansions and construction of new facilities, as well as being responsible for new technologies implementation, setting up new product lines and machinery, and managing all contract work dealing with electrical, water, and air lines installation of new and expanding production lines and storage facilities. Well experienced with engineering projects focusing on customer-oriented key process assessment & redesign.

As a professional industrial engineer, I have had ample experience in process control systems, working on correcting and improving a large variety of industrial processes and equipment, such as plastic molding, heat-transfer processes, boilers, gas turbines, painting lines, burners, steel galvanizing plants, gypsum manufacturing processes and others.

As an experienced process & product engineer, I was able to reduce costs and arrive at optimal solutions using powerful analytical tools such as Mathematical Modeling, Neural Networks, Operations Research and Process Modeling & Simulation to reach major engineering improvements as well as modeling management systems and processes for productivity and safety enhancement, process flow optimization and throughput maximizing under particular work constraints and specifications.

Certified ISO Auditor for both ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 14001 norms. Process modeling and simulation using CASE tools; VISUAL SLAM AWESIM, MATLAB, SPICE, ARIS tools, Sparks and other software tools for process design/diagnostics; also experienced with Design of Experiments, Taguchi approach. Working knowledge of Microsoft Visio, Designer, and product life cycle methods and associated documentation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills− multilingual (English, Spanish, Italian and some Portuguese).

Work History

Work History
Oct 2005 - Present

Manager

Robotic Mining Consortium - USACH

10/05 to Present: Manager of Robotic Mining Consortium, http://www.roboticmining.cl.nu/. RMC is an engineering and technology R&D international initiative, associated to Universidad de Santiago de Chile, USACH, with links to Univ. of AZ, created under the Innova Chile program of CORFO. The later culminated with the creation of Aerobotics S. A. in 2008.

• Responsible for project management of Fondef project D04i1084 funded by FONDEF-CONICYT and more recently in charge of business development and product engineering management, where I secured the strategic alliance between our organization and Nostromo Defensa S.A. of Cordova, Argentina, an international, fast growing UAV manufacturer in Alta Gracia, province of Cordova, Argentina in order to produce advanced control and robotic UAV’s in the region.

Oct 1997 - Jan 2003

Plant Manager

Grupo Imsa Chile - Instapanel

Plant Manager, also Chief of Plant Engineering & Logistics for Grupo IMSA - Chile, S.A.-Instapanel. Camino a Lonquen 11011, Maipu, Santiago, Chile. A large size, three-plant, 950 workers industrial company.

Responsible for evaluating and implementing new projects and technologies for manufacturing of steel panels and roof steel tiles. Managed industrial complex construction and infrastructure expansion and remodeling projects, including new production lines, storage facilities and new machinery.

• Achieved Industrial Safety and Loss Control records with zero accident under my charge, during 2001-2002. Also corrected extensive wear and tear on specific tooling which affected the integrity of some of our panel line.

• Led several engineering & process improvement tasks as part of the ISO 14001 certification program which culminated successfully in December 2002 with the aforementioned certification. As Plant Manager, I led the implementation of ISO 9000:1994; ISO 9001:2000 and finally ISO 14001 in all the above areas as part of the strategic company goals and objectives set forth in 1997.

Education

Education
Mar 2002 - Dec 2006

Professional Civil-Industrial Engineer

Universidad Arturo Prat

Professional Civil-Industrial Engineer, College of Engineering, Universidad Arturo Prat, UNAP at Iquique, Chile. www.unap.cl Graduated first of his class, with highest distinction 3.2 overall GPA.

Mar 1995 - Jan 1998

Master

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Santiago de Chile www.usach.cl USACH (graduated top 1% of his class, with 100 % or 4.0 score on thesis defense exam).

Mar 1993 - Jan 1994

Professional Postgraduate Program

http://www.udechile.cl

Postgraduate Degree (Master’s level) in Economic Project Evaluation & Management — graduated with distinction among the top 10% of the program --Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile, www.udechile.clSantiago, Chile.

Jan 1983 - May 1988

BSEE

http://www.utep.edu

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, BSEE with minor in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics; College of Engineering, UniversityofTexas, El Paso, Texas, USA.