Executive with over 10 years of experience in the Quality area of multinational companies of the following segments: capital goods, chemical, electronics and automotive. Experience in Supplier Development and implementation of Continuous Improvement Programs (such as Six Sigma; WCM; 5S; Kaizen, 8D,etc), always in management positions, leading and developing technical teams. International experience and Technology Transfer ( United States and Canada) to Brazil, as well as, 6-year background in the implementation of heavy equipment industries and field work supervision. I hold a Master’s degree in Total Quality Management (UNICAMP – 2003), two Post Graduate degrees in Quality Engineering (USP -1994) and Production Engineering (UNICAMP – 1994), as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (EEP – Piracicaba – SP / 1991) . Fluent in English and Portuguese and Basic Spanish. Senior Member of ASQ (American Society for Quality) since 2005 and Six Sigma Black Belt qualification.
May 2006 - Mar 2009
Quality Assurance Manager
Responsible for Quality Management and Control, Supplier Development, Chemical Laboratory, Metrology and Test Field for final electrical testing of transformers and shunt reactors of Siemens Power and Distribution Transformers division located at Jundiai, Brazil. Assured quality of the products though inspection of received materials, during the process and in final testings on transformers, reactors and other accessories and promote continuous improvement using programs such as Six Sigma, Benchmarking, Kaizen, 5S and Customer Feedback. Maintenance of the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 certifications, including all the routines of this activity, such as: nonconformity analysis, corrective and preventive actions. MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS: - Restructured the Quality Department creating the Supplier Development, Inspection Coordination and Quality Control areas, obtaining an 85% growth in the organizational structure of the department; - Redefined standards for the implementation of operational self-control in the productive processes; - Reduced by 70% the non-conformity rate caused by suppliers, adopting advanced inspection practices and projects in partnership with suppliers; - Implemented the Six Sigma structure obtaining savings of R$ 18 million in the year 2008; - Negotiated and approved an investment plan of R$ 9 million for the expansion and implementation of the 3rd Final Electrical Test Circuit (GSU/HVDC) of the Test Field for transformers and reactors.
Aug 2003 - May 2006
Quality Assurance Supervisor
3M do Brasil
- Responsible for the quality control (receiving, during process and final inspection) of the Sumaré plant, encompassing 5 business units (Abrasives, Adhesive Tapes, Automotive Specialties, Industrial Adhesives, Consumer Products). - Maintain ISO 9001; ISO 14001; OSHAS 18001, ISO TS 16949) certifications of the Sumaré site. - Promote continuous improvement in the production line using several quality tools, such as: Six Sigma. MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS: - Implemented the CtQ (Critical to Quality) Project, adopting the TQRDC (Technology, Quality, Responsiveness, Delivery, Cost), reducing by 30% nonconformities with inputs generating savings of R$ 500 thousand in the first year; - Increased by 25% the percentage of items received and submitted to quality control generating savings of R$ 800 thousand, as well as , reducing by 84% the lead time of chemical analysis of material received, reducing by 70% the down time in the production line; - Restructured the Quality Assurance Department and integrated the Quality Management System (ISO 9001 and ISO TS 16949), Environment (ISO 14001), Occupational Health and Safety (OSHAS 18001) in the Sumaré, Itapetininga and Ribeirão Preto sites.
Jul 1999 - Aug 2003
Quality Assurance Supervisor
Celestica do Brasil Ltda
Quality Supervisor of the plant located in Jaguariuna, Brazil. Responsible for: - Maintain the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and TL 9000 certifications. - Implement continuous improvement programs such as: WCM (World Class Management), Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, Quality Basic Training, ESD (Electrostatic Discharge), CRM (Customer Relationship Management).
Jul 1998 - Aug 1999
Hired to start-up their first plant in Brazil, including the technology transferring from USA to Brazil. Lived and worked during 8 months in Michigan, EUA. responsible to develop prototypes of camshafts for Chrysler (Tritec) and FIAT (Fire) engines and develop manufacturing processes working with Manufacturing Engineering. Also responsible for the developing of quality plans and control plans for the camshafts manufacturing; raw material suppliers (casting and sinterized materials) development; run-off and tryout of equipments and devices in the suppliers’ plants (NC lathes, NC grinders, induction hardening machines, etc) and responsible for the FMEA, APQP and SPC charts.
Feb 1992 - Jun 1998
Revitec Montagens Industriais S/C Ltda.
- Supervise maintenance and assembly field teams of heavy equipments for sugarcane and alcohol industries; - Carry out non-destructive liquid penetrant inspections in pinions and bearings of the mill’s mechanical ignition.