Management Know How


Mid or High Level Executive position in order to Structure Business Process Models based on Quality Approach and Quality Excelence Models to bring the company to costumer delighted level.

About Me


  • Over ten years' management experience emphasizing a collaborative yet decisive style.  
  • Adept at building productive relationships to further the organization's goals.  
  • Persuasive skills, both written and verbal.  
  • High efficiency to implemented changes and achieve results.  


  • Development and implementation of KPIs and Managerial reports about the Quality Status. 
  • Implementation of a Integrated Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 u. OSHAS) in the Plant with ca. 60% Process optimization.  
  • Development of a Quality Strategy to achieve Stable Processes. 
  • Development and Implementation of Advanced Quality Planning for new Projects. As Standard for hole company defined. 
  • Integration of all Quality, Enviromental and Safety Issues on process in order to make the requirements clearly for employees. 
  • Conduct of Critical Analyses for Management Systems in order to define and implement corrective actions and check our IMS Policy. 
  • Supervised of Expatriate Members in Development site (Germany), involving work flow, quality of activities, conflict resolution and review process.  
  • Created and implemented new process due to new business relationships between different sites in order to avoid waiste and redundances. 
  • Manage different activities Oversees (USA, Germany and Austria). 


  • Built a large loyal network base through personal attention, quality service, and consistent follow through.  
  • Assisted clients in identifying their interests, and motivated them to act accordingly.  
  • Wrote persuasive letters and documents, frequently influencing decision makers.  
  • Involved personnel in goal sharing, resulting in dramatically increased productivity. 


  • Brazil
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • PMI
  • Technology
  • Energie

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Senior Quality Specialist

Vestas Nacelles A/S

  • Responsible of the Quality System for our Factories within the Category
  • Responsible with SQ&D for incoming Quality from suppliers within the Category
  • Ensure the required Sigma performance in product and processes
  • Monitor and analyse Quality in order to improve it
  • Education and training in Quality methods and processes
  • Assure coordination of Quality in new products
  • Participation in external networking and bring in new knowledge in the organisation
Oct 2008 - Dec 2009

Project Manager

Rieter Heatshields AG
  • General Project Management with main activities correlated to achieve cost, time and quality goals and development of communications, personal and risk management.
  • Key Account to OEM and provide support to plants in USA, France, Germany and Switzerland. 

Lead: 12 – 28 Team members. 

May 2007 - Sep 2008

Manager – Project Leader Quality and Development New Projects

  • General Project Management with main activities correlated to achieve cost, time and quality goals and developmento of communications, personal and risk management.
  • Responsible for imported parts and integration of European Suppliers with the Plant in Brazil. 

 Lead: 17 Team members. 

Nov 2005 - Apr 2007

Manager – Project Leader Quality Production and Projects

Mercedes Benz do Brasil
  • Creation of Quality Management Plan for new projects. 
  • Project Leader for new products and Key Account for plants in USA and Europa. 
  • Management of Integrated Systems and Quality Methods. 
  • Key Account for Quality Strategies defined on Headquarters in Germany. 

 Lead: 35 Team members 

Jan 2005 - Oct 2005

Manager – Quality Management Production

Mercedes Benz USA
  • Management the Problem Solving Process. 
  • Management the Quality and Enviromental Systems. 
  • Elaboration and Presentation the Quality Results to CEO and Germany. 
  • Support to redesign of IT-Quality Processes. 

 Lead: 50 Team members 

Apr 2001 - Dec 2004

Manager Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA)

Mercedes Benz do Brasil
  • Supplier Development during introduction of new models. 
  • Creation of Supplier Delivery Quality Index. 
  • Integration the Supplier Quality activities in Supply Chain approach. 

 Lead: 28 Team members 

Jan 1998 - Mar 2001

Analyst - Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA)

Mercedes Benz do Brasil
  • Supplier Development during introduction of new models. 
  • Product and Process Audits at the Suppliers  
  • Lead Auditor by external Audits in Supply Chain.  
1997 - 1997

Quality Technician

Tecmisa Componentes Automotivos

  • Internal Process Auditor  
  • Costumer Key Account in Supply Chain
1995 - 1996

Trainee Quality

Fiat Auto

  • Problem Solving Process from Supplier Parts 
  • Continuous Development of QM Methods 
  • Supplier Development during introduction of new models 


2002 - 2004


Faculdade Metodista Granbery
1989 - 1996










Ivan Avila

“Gustavo is a natural leader, he works in team and direct your subordinates to achieve the goals of the sector and the company with focus always in the success. He is an excellent person to work.” 

Vladimir Wuerges

"Gustavo was a manager who was always 'thinking out of the box' looking for best solutions and considering the strategic objectives. It was great to work with him. He is a unique professional.” 

Gustavo Horta

“Gustavo is a very competent professional focused on the results of his business but without lost of the parthnership with the suppliers of the production chain. I know him since 1993, work together with him at least twice and work with him as supplier - i was the Quality Manager of Lear Corp. at he was Quality Manager at Daimler. We reached good results for our both companies every time.”