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Work experience

Apr 2002Jun 2011


Cross of Grace Church
  • Serve as religious educator, spiritual leader, and member of management team for a multi-cultural and service-oriented church. Assist with diverse budgeting, team building, security, strategic planning, public relations, and administration initiatives.
  • Oversee development and implementation of various security protocols. Process child care workers through Texas DPS; ensure children released only to authorized family members. Develop lockdown and evacuation procedures, and analyze security plans for visiting pastors and speakers. Assist creation and training of in-church medical and security teams.
  • Assist development and effective oversight of annual operating budget of $350K+. Verify rotation of duties for treasurers and money counters; audit financial records and processes; ensure all insurance regulations are met.
  • Prepare devotional and religious education materials. Direct worship services, counsel married couples, and provide leadership and mentoring to diverse individuals and groups. Develop outreach plan to attract members and volunteers
Sep 2001Apr 2002

Purchasing Manager

Tecma Group
  • Purchasing Manager responsible for several projects within shelter operation in Juarez, MX.
  • Responsible for overseeing the purchasing of commodities according to their respective project . 
  • Coordinate purchasing priorities with accounting department to support production operations.
  • Operated under ISO9000 quality systems.
  • Resolved quality issues with respective suppliers and customer.
  • Established operating procedures according to customer requirements and specifications.
Sep 1998Sep 2001

Purchasing Agent

  • Researched and evaluated supplier options with supplier base for various commodities, including aluminum extrusions, plastics, fasteners, and packaging; accountable for up to $13M in annual purchasing funds.
  • Tasked with resolving quality control issues, developing product pickup schedules, and managing logistics administration.
  • Recognized for $428K in cost savings and increasing inventory turns by 87% within six months by revamping material scheduling and inventory control protocols; implemented Traffic Communication and Cycle Count System, improving inventory accuracy to 99%.
  • Developed P/S database that reduced clerical errors by 40%; reduced line shutdowns and production shortages.
Apr 1998Sep 1998

Materials Manager

Noble Component Technology
  • Managed production planning, material requirement planning, and ensured compliance with customer requirements.
  • Ensured availability of materials for production lines in a high-volume automotive manufacturing environment; developed MRP system to effectively communicate requirements to suppliers.
Sep 1994Apr 1998

Strategic Buyer

Stewart Warner Instrument Corporation
  • Managed the sourcing for plastic injection molding components, screw machine components, and packaging for a low to medium-volume manufacturing environment. Negotiated and finalized pricing and contract agreements with suppliers.
  • Evaluated and determined expenditures for new tooling and repairs; generated Capital Expenditure Report Forms. Resolved quality control issues; provided project management for moving tools and ensured compliance with production requirements during transition and out-sourcing.
  • Administered purchasing and materials functions; ordered per EAU analyses to determine optimum purchase; expedited material and communicated any delays to production.
  • Developed cost reduction projects by outsourcing and value analysis; conducted supplier assessments based on QS-9000 and ISO-9000 standards; managed up to $9M in commodities.
Mar 1993Sep 1994

Systems Engineer

Desert Communications, Inc
  • Provided technical services and support to clients with Novell networks; helped educate end users on various software applications and systems administration topics and issues.
Sep 1990Mar 1993

Warehouse/Operations Manager

  • Manager of shipping, receiving, and Kanban operations under a MRP/JIT environment in support of manufacturing operations in Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico. Directed data entry, inventory control, customs, and hazardous material handling.
  • Supervised personnel in production control functions; managed production planning, master scheduling, material purchasing, and customer service; addressed and resolved any problems affecting delivery speed or quality.
  • Reviewed and insured proper receipt of EDI Transmission; prioritized and monitored shipping department activities; monitored critical components and reorder points as well as material “in the flow” to maintain production standards and efficiency.



University of Texas at El Paso


Park University


Dedicated and highly motivated professional with over 20 years of experience in facility and production management, quality control, and security capacities. A highly rated strategic planner capable of initiating formative solutions to complex problems. Sensitive to and aware of the diversity and multiculturalism inherent in every social situation. Demonstrated capacity to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines. An eager and quick learner that thrives on new challenges. Enforce safe, humane, ethical, and secure operations. US Army veteran with honorable discharge.


·Safety/ Security

·Project Management

·Regulatory Compliance

·Personnel Management

·Budgeting/ Forecasting

·Cost Analysis

·Customer Service


·Production Planning

·Continuos Improvement

·Quality Control

·Materials Management

Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, & Publisher

Bilingual with articulate fluency in English and Spanish

Stewart Warner Instruments Corp.

"Efisio has the unique ability to learn a business process and then make significant contributions to improve the process". 

Al Ryan, Purchasing Director, Stewart Warner Instruments Corp.

"I would recommend Efisio not only for a position as a buyer, but for any function in an organization with a need for critical thinking, problem solving, and a high energy level"

Tom Walsh, General Manager, Stewart Warner Instruments Corp.

Professional Development

Effective Negotiating, Karass Seminars

Advanced Purchasing Strategies, University of Houston Seminars

Essentials of Purchasing, University of Houston Seminars

Improving Purchasing Performance, University of Houston Seminars

Blueprint Reading and Precision Measurement, El Paso Community College

QS-9000 and ISO-9000 Auditor Training, Stewart Warner Instruments Corporation

First Thing First, Skill Path Seminars

Injection Molding Design Seminar, Injection Molding Magazine Seminar

Logistics Course, US Army


"He was always very professional, displayed the highest integrity and is a team player."

Lou Wingate, Plant Manager, Dometic Corp.

Brown, Alcantar, Brown, Inc.

"Gerardo is a diligent, hard working person that is dedicated to serve others through the many talents that he has such as problem solving, planning, implementing projects, managing finances and leading teams of people and follow through.  He is a natural leader and does not shrink back from increased responsibility.  He is committed to the success of any organization that he has worked with and has uncompromising honesty and integrity."

Joe Alcantar, President, BAB, Inc.

Cross of Grace Church

"As our Business Manager, Efisio was also responsible for the bookkeeping and budget of our organization.  Efisio developed systems and tools to help us come in on or under budget as well as monitoring cash flow at any given time.  Because of his careful attention to detail and knowledge of managing resources, we always felt confident that we were on target for both present and future expenditures."

Joe Callabello, Sr. Pastor