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Isaias Gomez, a long time resident of El Paso, currently serves as Finance Director for Johnson Controls, Inc., (JCI), working in the border city of Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua. Isaias Gomez is responsible for the finance and administration of seven electrical plants throughout Latin America. While most of his plants are in Mexico, Isaias Gomez also oversees three plants in South America. Prior to joining JCI, Isaias was an international business executive with BP, where he oversaw international energy contracts in numerous countries. 

Work experience

Finance Director


Reports directly to the VP of Finance - Latin America. Responsible for directing the finance, accounting, and administrative activities, including financial statement reporting, forecasting, budgeting, legal matters, general administration, contract compliance, and audit activities of 7 electrical plants in Latin America. Holds autonomous decision-making authority to hire, supervise, and train finance and administration teams and ensures employee compliance with company policies and procedures. - Improved divisional profitability by 220% in a 24-month time frame by developing a concrete business strategy that included relocating two electrical plants from South America to Mexico. - Developed purchasing and disbursements processes which resulted in annual savings of $2 million. Directed all purchasing and logistics activities concurrent with the implementation of Just-In-Time programs, tripling inventory turns and significantly reducing storage costs. - Decreased reporting, analysis, and closing cycle for all Latin America electrical plants from 11 days to 5 days. - Initiated and led an internal investigation that resulted in uncovering an excess material % scrap factor being incorporated into the MRP parts system, causing an excess of consumed raw material of $8 million dollars during the course of three years. Identified 8 personnel involved and led the restructuring of the Finance and Materials departments of the plant. - Implemented a step-by-step procedural analysis for customer claims relating to obsolete material. Procedure is currently being implemented in other company divisions internationally. - Helped establish and implement global risk-based internal audit programs and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance functions for Europe, Africa, and Latin America operations. - Demonstrated ability to unite company department heads to ensure full cooperation during an interdependent Finance and Operations analysis to identify cost savings opportunities and operational efficiencies within the Electrical division.


Aug 1996May 1998


University of Texas at El Paso