Guillermo Rosales Director General Asociación Mexicana de Distribuidores de Automotores (AMDA)
Luis Alfredo Garcia Rivera Assistant Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs
With over 16 years of experience, Luis has considerable engineering knowledge in such areas as vehicle design, product launches (in particular, at assembly plants in Mexico, the US, South Korea and Japan), vehicle architecture, vehicle performance, advanced vehicle development and vehicle safety. His experience has given him particular skills in teamwork, project management and the resolution of operational issues, as well as a strong focus on good communications, customer satisfaction and profitability.
Rafael Lopez Material Planning and Logistics Director Ford Mexico
Rafael has extensive experience in manufacturing, quality and supply chain with over 30 years working for OEMs and their suppliers in Mexico and abroad. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering from Universidad La Salle and is a post graduate in quality and statistics.
Oscar Albin Executive President National Industry of Automotive Parts
Oscar, who was born in Mexico City, completed his university studies in mechanical engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey and is currently pursuing a master's degree in renewable energies. He began his career in 1982 at Volkswagen of Mexico before a long stint with Chrysler that culminated in him becoming Director of Procurement and Quality at Chrysler de México. During his tenure at Chrysler, he served in Detroit, Michigan, as Development Manager responsible for Mexican suppliers and subsequently, as a result of the merger of Daimler and Chrysler, spent a period with Mercedes-Benz Spain as Procurement Director. He has held his current post since 2012.
Juan Farías Negretti VP and Managing Director Faurecia Interior Systems (FIS) Mexico
Juan is a native Mexican with 21 years of experience in the automotive and transport industries. He has held management positions in Germany, South Africa, the United States and Mexico, focusing on such areas as programme management, start-ups, P&L improvements and financial/operational turnarounds. In his current role, he has responsibility for all the manufacturing and quality activities of FIS in Mexico, including programme management, engineering and local customer interfaces. Juan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the UDLA-Puebla and an MBA from the University of Texas. He also holds several diplomas from the ITESM, Nelson Mandela University, Lancom Finance and Management Institute and the London Business School, among others.
Arturo Rangel VP International Affairs Canacintra
Arturo has been Chairman of the Automotive Sector and Vice-President of Foreign Trade and International Affairs at Canacintra since 2016. In this role, he has represented the interests of the Mexican industry in the negotiation of various free trade agreements including the TPP, Pacific Alliance, Panama, Brazil and, more recently, the new USMCA. He has otherwise worked as Corporate Attorney at Novartis; General Counsel at the biotechnology company Syngenta; Regulatory Attorney at the Gillette Group; and Customs Counsel for the Delphi Group. Arturo has also previously served as chairman of the Customs Committee before the auto part manufacturers; and as Secretary on the Customs Committee of the Mexican Bar Association.
Carlos Lazzeri Logistics Group Manager Bocar Group
Carlos has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of the Americas, Puebla (UDLAP) and more than 20 years’ experience in supply chain management, working for global companies such as SKF, Kautex Textron, JCI, Benteler, SAS and Bocar Group in just-in-time and just-in-sequence environments. From 2011 to date, Carlos has been contributing to the development of a new lean logistics operation at Bocar Group, helping it to meet high customer expectations with top quality levels while reducing logistics costs.
Laura Pérez Grovas Director of Supply Chain José Cuervo
Laura Pérez Grovas is responsible for the supply chain at José Cuervo, the world’s largest tequila maker and one of Mexico’s best-known brands. She has nearly 15 years of supply chain management experience in the food and drink sector (FMCG), having overseen demand and production planning, customer service, logistics and transport management for major companies including Bonafont-Danone Waters, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and McCain Foods.