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José Fernando Martínez

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Summary of Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, very high motivation and very good work ethic.  Proficient in project management and financial analysis. Extensive  experience in manufacturing and distribution. Excellent problem solving skills combined with good knowledge of statistics, production planning,control methods, operations research, quality control, simulation, forecasting, scheduling and other relevant tools.  Well rounded academic background in business and sciences.

Experience

2001 Present   Unitech Group       San Diego CA,

Founder and President

§  Oversee projects in Latin America  as well as in Arizona and  California.

§ Support and coordinate an international network of agencies in various aspects of project management in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

§ Develop equipment specifications according to facility planning needs.

§  Coordinate installations.

§  Work with customers, equipment suppliers and financial institutions to insure successful project completion.

 

1998-2001     Fogg Filler Co         Holland, MI

Latin America Project Manager

§         Oversee projects in Latin America.

§         Develop equipment specifications according to facility planning needs

§         Coordinate installations.

§         Prepare proposals, negotiate contracts, design layouts, material handling systems and production processes.

 

1995-1998  Fowler Products Co    Athens, GA

 

Capital Equipment Sales

§         Consultant to high end users in the food, pharmaceutical and beverage industries primarily.

§         Manage projects from startup to completion including preliminary line design, equipment selection, preparation of specifications for the manufacturing of proprietary equipment, installation and startup.

§         Prepare reports with analysis for project justification.

§         Work with various financial institutions to prepare proposals for financing.

§         Participate in the design of custom packaging equipment including fillers, cappers rejection systems, etc.

 

 

 

1995-1993   Hightech Export Co.  Miami, FL

Applications Engineer

§         Provide technical support for equipment selection and systems integration to clients in Latin America.

In charge of logistics and purchasing functions for a manufacturing group that includes a paper mill, a fish products processing plant, and a metallic packaging factory among others.

 

 

 

 

1988-1992   Florida International University      
                 
Miami, FL

Research Assistant

§         Collaborated in Molecular Biology research on the role of small nuclear RNA in protein synthesis

§         In charge of cell culture and the implementation of laboratory protocols.

 

Internship Projects

1988-1992    Florida International University                    Miami, FL

§         Participate in industrial engineering projects performing time and motion studies, statistical quality control analysis and methods improvements.

§         Preformed data gathering and statistical analysis for operations or marketing research for companies such as Burger King Corporation, Coulter Corporation, Southern Rainbow Co, Gilda Crackers, Fongalsur, Cedars Medical Center and Tamesi Farms.

 

Seminars and Conferences

 

§     Guest speaker at AMEE/PMMI Conference on New Developments in Food Packaging Technology and at the beverage seminar at CANACO.

§     Presented equipment in diverse packaging exhibitions.

§     Have attended numerous seminars on food processing, packaging, plant design, negotiations, sales and general management.

 

Professional Memberships

 

§     Institute of Industrial Engineers, member

§     Institute of Packaging Professionals, member

Education

 

§     BS Industrial and Systems Engineering

§     Concentration in Biological Sciences

        Florida International University        

         Miami, FL  1992

Languages

 

§     English

§     Spanish

§     Portuguese