David Carrillo Murillo
Director of Multimodal Corridors & Logistics
Ministry Of Communication and Transport
David is a member of several international associations for Logistics and Transport, speaks several languages and since 2011 has been in charge of the technical review of several projects in the Communications and Transportation Secretary of the Government Including: the National System for Logistics Platforms, the Federal Support Program for Mass Transport, Short Distance Sea Transport, Mitigation of Rail-transportation for Climate Change Agency and several railway, urban & multimodal projects. He has worked as a both technical and financial consultant and advisor for several projects of road, ports, infrastructure, logistics and communication in Mexico, Ecuador and Germany. David has taught at the Universitá degli Studi di Genova in Italy and currently teaches at the Universidad La Salle Campus in Mexico City. David is a Civil Engineer graduate from La Salle University in Mexico City. He holds a Master in Sciences in Transportation Economy from the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat and the Université Lumière Lyon II universities in Lyon, France. As a researcher, he collaborated in the “TransportNet” program financed by the European Commission. In July 2010 he was awarded a PhD in Public Economy and Business Engineering with a “Summa Cum Laude” from Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Karlsruhe, Germany.
Rubén Reséndiz Pérez
Director General of JALTRADE
State of Jalisco
Mr. Reséndiz has a Bachelor Degree in Economics by the Instituto Politécnico Nacional. He has vast experience in Governmental Areas and Private Sector. He was a professor in the Bachelor of International Businesses in the Instituto Tecnólogico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). He also worked as an adviser of Grupo Zego Corporativo Aduanal, in all the matters related to International Trade. From 2011 to 2012 he acted as vice president of the Mexican Board of International Trade (COMCE by its initials in Spanish) and was also the President of la Asociación de Industriales de El Salto, A.C. (El Salto Industrial Association). During 2012 he was an internal adviser of Honda de México, S.A. de C.V., in the areas of Logistics, Customs, Service and Legal advice. From 1989 to 2011 he carried out duties as Director of Governmental and Legal Relations of Honda of Mexico. From 1996 to 2011 he was a consultant in the Mexican Association of Automotive Industry (AMIA by its initials in Spanish). From 2003 to 2005 he was the President of the West Association of Assembly Plants. From 1986 to 1988 he performed duties as Sub-Director of Economic Studies of the General Department of Foreign Investments of the Trade and Industrial Development Department (SECOFI by its initials in Spanish). From 1983 to 1985 he was the Sub-Director of the Textile, Clothes and Tannery Industry in the Trade and Industrial Development Department (SECOFI by its initials in Spanish). From 1978 to 1982 he was the Chief of the Department of Fiscal Incentives in the Agri-food Industry in the Secretariat of Treasury and Public Credit (SCHP by its initials in Spanish). Nowadays is the General Director of the Institute of International Trade Development of the State of Jalisco (JALTRADE).
Head of Inbound, Outbound Logistics, Customs and Programming-Scheduling
Mercedes has over 20 years of supply chain experience working in a variety of management positions in procurement, finance, customs, logistics, operations, and strategic network optimization. She began her career with Chrysler Mexico in 1996. Mercedes has managed international logistics operations in Europe and South America, and was responsible for Chrysler’s launches and operations for the US, Canada, and Mexico Integrated Logistics Centers. In addition to her current role at FCA, she is President of the Women’s Forum for FCA Mexico.
Vice President Production Control, Logistics, VPS – Plant San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Karl-Friedrich is a mechanical engineer by background and has worked for BMW since the mid 1990’s. He started in R&D production technology at the Fraunhofer-Institut Produktionstechnologie in Aachen, Germany. His first role at BMW was in production planning and operations for its AeroEngines division. He moved into production control and logistics in 2009 at BMW’s Regensburg plant in Germany. He took up his current role in San Luis Potosi in June of 2015. Karl-Friedrich a Mechanical Engineering degree from RWTH Aachen and Ohio State University.
Material Planning and Logistics Director
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Bill is the former owner of an auto transportation company in Canada and has made it his life’s mission to solve the problem of waste – empty miles – in auto transportation around the world. He is the inventor and developer of the Convertible Trailer system. Bill also has over 20 years of experience as a professional firefighter, EMT and rescue worker. Bill’s vision is to continuously improve methods of managing the world’s finite resources, finding new and better ways of using them wisely and at the same time making a commercial return.
Head of Global Automotive
Kansas City Southern (KCS) de Mexico
Carlos joined KCS in 2012 and is responsible for customer solutions, sales operations, market research, revenue management, business development and marketing in Mexico coordinating closely with the team at KCS’ U.S. subsidiary. Carlos has over 34 years of transportation industry experience, joining KCS from APL Ltd and APL Logistics, where he spent 25 years. He began his career with American Terminal Corporation. His experience ranges from terminal operations, intermodal rail operations, sales and marketing and general management in the U.S. and 15 Latin American countries. Velez founded the Mexico Intermodal Transportation Association and was its first president from 1999 to 2002. He served as a council member of the Mexico Shipping Agents Association from 2003 to 2004 and an executive board member of the Mexico chapter of the Council on Supply Chain Management Professionals from 2004 to 2005. In Florida, he served on the boards of the World Trade Center-Miami and the Americas Relief Team in 2011. That year, he received a certificate of congressional recognition for outstanding service in the community.
Vice President & General Manager Automotive, Aerospace and Industrial Operations
Darcee leads the teams providing supply chain management for GM, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, Mazda, Daimler Truck, Oshkosh, John Deere, and others. Darcee joined Ryder in 2005 and most recently served as VP and Chief Financial Officer for its supply chain solutions segment. She has over 25 years of corporate and divisional finance experience with special emphasis on operations analysis, business development and commercial strategy. Darcee was recently named in Diversity Journal’s 2013 edition of Women to Watch. In addition to chairing the Michigan hub of Ryder’s Women’s Leadership Forum, she is an active mentor and women’s advocate and a past member of Ryder’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. Darcee received her BS in Finance from Oakland University and her Executive MBA from Northwood University.
Global Director, Automotive Key Accounts
CHEP Automotive & Industrial Solution
Based in Detroit, Sharon focuses on developing executive relationships and driving growth across regions supporting CHEP’s regional teams with business development and strategies aligned with its global vision. Sharon has more than twenty years of automotive industry experience in key account sales and trade lane roles. At TNT, Sharon was a Global Strategy Manager for automotive and industrial. Prior to TNT, Sharon worked for DHL with responsibility for international sales management and was a Trade Lane Manager to China. Sharon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Director of International Customer Logistics
Dan is responsible for Ryder’s supply chain solutions business segment focused on commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions. He is responsible for the Cross Border Group, managing all U.S.-Mexico cross-border operations for multiple accounts, including automotive, aerospace, and industrial accounts. Dan oversees customer operations at all the main border points along the U.S.-Mexico border. The services provided to Ryder’s cross-border customers range from cross-border coordination and transportation, to warehousing, cross docking, distribution, yard management, U.S. transportation, Customs brokerage,and route and logistics engineering, among others.
Managing Director Mexico
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Since joining WWL in 2007, Roberto has held a range of positions including Project and Commercial Manager for WWL Mexico and Global Commercial Strategy Manager based in New Jersey and, most recently, in Oslo, Norway. He developed commercial strategies for WWL´s global corporate accounts, and led customer support projects and commercial team training programs. Roberto has previously worked as Sales Manager at the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad in Mexico. He is an accredited civil engineer from the National University of Mexico and holds an MSc in the Management of Logistics and Transportation from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dr. Miguel Gaston Cedillo-Campos
Mexican Institute of Transportation
Dr. Cedillo-Campos works within the National Center for Innovation in Intermodal Transportation and Logistics of Mexico, a National Center for Excellence integrating the nine leading supply chain research labs in Mexico and is located at the IMT Research Campus. He is a Visiting Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and National Researcher of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). With 20 years of experience in research, consulting and implementation of technological solutions for logistics, transportation and supply chain, Dr. Cedillo-Campos is a regular speaker for industrial engineering, logistics and supply chain conferences. Dr. Cedillo-Campos is a founder and current President of the Mexican Logistics and Supply Chain Association (AML) and co-founder of YoLogistico.COM, a tech based startup delivering value added supply chain knowledge management services. He holds a Ph.D. in Logistics Systems Dynamics from the University of Paris, France.
Leader, Autofacts Americas
Brandon is the Americas leader of PwC’s Autofacts group based in Detroit, Michigan. He is responsible for maintaining the current and future outlook for North and South America, as well the development of research and analysis on a variety of topics and trends affecting the industry. Brandon joined PwC in 2004. During his time at the firm, he has authored numerous thought leadership pieces on automotive megatrends, including vehicle electrification, the implications of oil price fluctuation and import/export trends for North America. Brandon is a 2002 graduate of Michigan State University.
Director of Productions Control/ Logistics
An engineer by trade, Peter started his career with Audi AG in the mid 1990’s serving in international logistics planning. He moved to Cosworth Technology, based in Worcester, UK for three years before returning to Germany to a role in inbound logistics. Other senior positions within Audi followed before taking up his current position in Mexico. Peter holds a Master Degree of Nautical Science from the Nautical University of Odessa (UdSSR) and the Technical University of Györ (Hungary) and a Master Degree of Business Administration/ Engineering from the Technical University of Würzburg/ Schweinfurt, Germany. Peter says, “Our new factory in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico is a clear ambassador of “Vorsprung durch Technik”.