Mexico Mining Forum Speakers 2017 - Mexico Business Events (mbe)

Mexico Mining Forum Speakers 2017

Mario Alfonso Cantú
Mario Alfonso Cantú
UNDERSECRETARY OF MINING of MINISTRY OF ECONOMY

Since January 2013, Mario Alfonso Cantú has headed up the Mexican mining sector as General Coordinator of Mining within the Ministry of Economy. Since then, he has been dedicated to promoting and enhancing sustainable economic development for the mining sector and to increasing its innovation and competition. With over 25 years of experience within the federal government, he has worked for the President’s Office, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, and the Ministry of Social Development. He graduated in economics from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon and has a Master’s in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

James Gordon Carr
James Gordon Carr
CANADIAN MINISTER of NATURAL RESOURCES

James Gordon Carr entered public life in 1988, when he was elected to represent Fort Rouge in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. He was also the deputy leader of his party. He later went on to become the founding CEO of the Business Council of Manitoba, where he worked alongside business leaders to address issues critical to Manitobans and Canadians. In particular, he was one of the architects of the ‘Winnipeg Consensus’ process, which brought together Canadian think tanks and energy leaders, and informed the Canadian Energy Strategy released in 2015 by Canada’s provinces and territories. James’ community leadership has earned him numerous awards, including the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Order of Manitoba.

Raúl Cruz
Raúl Cruz
DIRECTOR GENERAL, of MEXICAN GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (SGM)

Raúl Cruz started his professional career with the Mineral Resources Council, directing geological and mining exploration programs. He was in charge of the research that led to the discovery of Cruz de Tizapa in Zacazonapan, State of Mexico. For more than a decade, he directed the Mining Promotion Sub-Directorate of the State of Mexico Ministry of Economic Development. He then became Director General of IFOMEGEM and by petition of President Enrique Peña Nieto was named Director General of the Mexican Geological Survey in 2013. He is also the First Vice-President of the Spanish American Geology and Mining Services Association.

Armando Pérez
Armando Pérez
DIRECTOR GENERAL of FIFOMI

Before joining FIFOMI, Armando Pérez was a consulting partner at SAI Consultores, specializing in finance and economics. Prior to that, he worked in the public sector as Advisor to the Treasury, for Banobras as Planning Subdirector, and was in charge of Project Management in the North American Development Bank. Since 1991, he has been professor of economics and corporate finances at ITAM, UNAM, ITESM, and Universidad Iberoamericana and has published several articles for various specialized magazines. He received a PhD in economics with a specialization in finances, monetary theory, and international commerce from UCLA.

Roberto Pérez
Roberto Pérez
HEAD OF MOTORS AND DRIVES of SIEMENS

Roberto Pérez began his career in 1995 at VAI, working his way up to become Metals Technologies Director. When VAI was acquired by Siemens, Pérez retained his position and went on to assume the position of Head of Motors and Drives. In this position, he is responsible for the marketing of low and medium voltage motors and drives in, marine solutions, mining and cement sales in Mexico. Within two years, he was able to improve EBIT and double volume in motors and drives. Under his leadership, the team is now providing solutions to all countries across the Americas. Pérez is a Mechanical Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Administration and studied in Berlin at the European School of Management and Technology.

Richardt Fangel
Richardt Fangel
DIRECTOR GENERAL of FLSMIDTH MEXICO

Over 24 years, Fangel served in numerous executive positions. Starting in 1982, he served in succession as CFO for FLSmidth’s operations in Spain, Mexico, Denmark and Brazil. He returned to Mexico in 1989, where he was promoted to COO in 2002 and to his current position as CEO in 2006. In this role, he has helped FLSmidth supply equipment to over 50 industrial mines in Mexico and has played an active role in the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and in the Zacatecas Mining Cluster, where he acts as a board member. He holds a degree in micro-economics and a post-graduate degree in strategic planning from the Copenhagen Business School, as well as an MBA from Pacific Western University.

Alfredo Álvarez
Alfredo Álvarez
PARTNER of EY

Alfredo Álvarez is a Tax Partner based in the EY Mexico City and New York offices. He is currently the leader of EY Mexico Energy Segment. Prior to joining EY, Álvarez was a partner at the Deloitte and Andersen in Mexico City. He is President of the IMEF Energy Committee and a regular contributor on energy related matters in several newspapers and magazines. He has been deeply involved in the Mexican Energy Reform, including auctions, infrastructure development and regulatory development. Álvarez advises national and multinational companies on international tax matters and M&A activity involving a wide range of transactions and has experience providing advisory services to the main companies involved in the Mexican energy market.

Mitchell Krebs
Mitchell Krebs
PRESIDENT & CEO of COEUR MINING

Mitchell Krebs is a member of the Board of Directors of Coeur Mining and is a Director of the National Mining Association, where he serves on the Executive, Nominating and Audit; Finance Committees. He is also President of the Silver Institute. Krebs is on the Board of World Business Chicago, which leads the city's business retention, attraction and expansion efforts for economic growth and jobs. During his twenty-year tenure with Coeur, Krebs has led nearly $2 billion in capital raising and debt restructuring activities and has facilitated over $2 billion of acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to becoming the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, he was its Chief Financial Officer. He also held various positions in the corporate development department, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Development.

Ben Whiting
Ben Whiting
VICE PRESIDENT - EXPLORATION of OREX MINERALS

Ben Whiting is currently serving as the Vice President – Exploration for the Belcarra Group of companies, which includes Orex Minerals, exploring in Mexico. Among other major finds, he was the Chief Geologist for Orko Silver during the discovery of the La Preciosa silver-gold deposit, which is now in Coeur Mining’s portfolio. In 2016, Orex discovered the Boleras silver deposit in Durango. Whiting has over 35 years of experience in both the international mining industry and academia, having taught as an Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University and the University of British Columbia. He serves as a technical advisor for professional associations and is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.

Christopher Ávila
Christopher Ávila
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS of GRUPO BAL

Before joining Grupo Bal in 2015, Ávila served as Undersecretary of Mines and Industrial Parks at the Government of the State of Zacatecas. From 2005-2009 he worked as an attorney at the Santos-Elizondo-Cantú-Rivera-González-de la Garza-Mendoza law firm in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Ávila began his career in law at the prestigious Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cía where he specialized in corporate governance, M&As and the incorporation of legal entities in Mexico. He works closely with Jaime Lomelín on the creation and promotion of CLUSMIN, the Zacatecas mining cluster. He has a Bachelor’s degree in law from ITESM, a Master’s in Tax Law and postgraduate studies from the New York University Law School.

Juan Francisco Torres
Juan Francisco Torres
PARTNER of HOGAN LOVELLS BSTL

Juan Francisco Torres has been Partner at Hogan Lovells BSTL since 1995, specializing in civil, merchant, and corporate law. With over three decades of practice as a corporate lawyer, he has vast experience in project finance, foreign investment, real estate, mitigation, environmental and telecommunications topics. He has a Bachelor’s degree in law from UNAM and a Master’s from Harvard Law. Torres is also well known for assisting foreign investors enter the Mexican market, facilitating the development, expansion, and consolidation processes.

Sean Emmond
Sean Emmond
REGIONAL MANAGER, MEXICO, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GROUP of EDC

Sean Emmond joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in 2012 and has more than 10 years of banking, risk assessment, and business development experience. He was appointed Regional Manager International Business Development in July 2013, with responsibility for EDC’s activities in Mexico. Prior to joining EDC, Emmond worked in Credit and Counterparty Risk with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. There he performed fundamental credit analysis on OTPP’s OTC derivative counterparties, and assessed the competitive reactions of global banks to modified financial regulation. Previous to that, he spent seven years at Scotiabank, with roles in Corporate Banking, as well as credit risk management for commercial lending.

Charlie Ronkos
Charlie Ronkos
EXECUTIVE VP - PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, AMERICAS of PREMIER GOLD MINES

Charlie Ronkos has 38 years of exploration–oriented experience in the mining industry, primarily in gold deposits in the US, Canada and Latin America. He has held various geological and executive positions within Goldcorp. Ronkos was responsible for global exploration activities, mainly in the western hemisphere and is associated with the discovery of more than 40 million ounces of gold and 1.2 billion ounces of silver. Prior to working at Goldcorp, Ronkos worked on and evaluated projects around the world including assignments with Rio Algom, Battle Mountain Gold, Pegasus, Hecla and Cordex Exploration. 

Richard Booth
Richard Booth
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR LATIN AMERICA of MMD MINERAL SIZING

Richard Booth joined MMD in 1994 and has worked in the company for the past 22 years. He started on the shop floor as a Mechanic, which helped him to obtain a solid foundation in sizer technology for the first two years, and went on to hold a number of positions including Technical Sales Engineer for Europe. He moved to Mexico in 1997 to serve as Regional Sales Manager, and from 2000–2001 he was Vice President of MMD Brazil. He has since held his current position as Senior Vice President for Latin America. Booth holds a Bachelor's Degree in Latin American Studies from Portsmouth University.

Salvador García
Salvador García
COO of FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER

Salvador García has worked with First Majestic Silver since 2013, working as Vice-President of Operations and New Projects before assuming his current position where he oversees the company’s six mining operation in Mexico as well as finance and administration aspects. Previously, he served as Mexico Vice-President of Goldcorp and Director of Operations at Luismin. With a long career in mining operations, Garcia was also General Manager at San Dimas between 1993 and 2000 and General Manager of the San Antonio mine, increasing the production of silver from 700,000oz to 1.1 million ounces by integrating the production of La Castellana mine.

Bradford Cooke
Bradford Cooke
CEO of ENDEAVOUR SILVER

Bradford Cooke is a professional geologist and entrepreneur with 39 years of experience in the mining industry. He has specialized in the formation, management and financing of exploration and mining companies and the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of mineral properties. He began his career as project geologist in 1976, later going on to own and operated Cooke Geological Consultants. In 1988, he launched Canarc Resources, a junior gold exploration and mining company. He founded Endeavour Silver in 2003 for the purpose of acquiring high-grade silver-gold projects in Mexico. Since that time, the company has acquired, rebuilt and expanded three silver-gold mines in Mexico, and made a new discovery with the potential to become Endeavour’s fourth mine.

Carlos Caicedo
Carlos Caicedo
MANAGING DIRECTOR of ATLAS COPCO

Before coming to Mexico, Carlos Caicedo was General Manager of Atlas Copco Colombia, a position held since 2007. Previously he worked for Ingersoll Rand Drilling Solutions, a company that was acquired by Atlas Copco in 2004. He has more than 26 years of experience working as supplier for the mining and construction segments in different areas including sales, service and management positions and has worked in various countries including Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Guyana and Surinam. Since his arrival to Mexico in 2011, he has served as board member of the Zacatecas Mining Cluster. Caicedo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad of the Andes, Bogota and has attended several top management programs including IMP and TIO at Stockholm School of Economics.

Eduardo Bennett
Eduardo Bennett
DIRECTOR GENERAL of KOMATSU MEXICO

Eduardo Bennett joined Komatsu in 1992 and has held several roles within the company, including Director General of Komatsu Chile, Director General of Komatsu Arrienda, Director General of Komatsu Finance and Vice President of Komatsu Latin America. He was appointed Director General of Komatsu Mexico in December 2015. He has an MBA from the University of Chile as well as a Masters in Conflict Resolution from the Catholic Pontificate University. He has also obtained a certificate in marketing from Berkeley University. He is a member of the Chilean Forestry Corporation and serves as a member of the senior management team of Komatsu Latin America and as a Director of Komatsu Bank of Brazil. 

Dominic Pasteiner
Dominic Pasteiner
INDUSTRY ANALYST AND JOURNALIST of MEXICO MINING REVIEW

Dominic Pasteiner joined Mexico Mining Review in 2016 as Industry Analyst and Journalist. His role includes interviewing the most influential industry leaders and proving in-depth sector analysis. He has participated in a number of international mining conferences, and at MineExpo 2016 he hosted an exclusive presentation on investment opportunities in the Mexican mining sector on behalf of the US Chamber of Commerce. He is also a regular contributor for ProMexico’s Negocios magazine. Previously he worked as Conference Manager at Euromoney Conferences, where he organized a series of high-profile finance and investment forums across the Middle East and North Africa region. Pasteiner studied at the University of Manchester, graduating with BA Hons in History and French.

Adrian Blanco
Adrian Blanco
BUSINESS MANAGER, MEXICO at MCEWEN MINING

Blanco has extensive international experience mainly in the petrochemical and mining industries. At Hochschild Mining he held executive positions in Mexico, Peru, Chile and Argentina in exploration and operations. During his time working for Minera Santa Cruz, Blanco successfully led several optimization projects at the San Jose mine in Argentina. Since joining McEwen in 2015, Blanco has been responsible for improving operational discipline at the El Gallo mine and defining strategies to grow the business in Mexico. He studied Chemical Engineering and has a Bachelor's in Business from ITESM. He also holds Industrial Safety certifications obtained the US as well as a Master's degree in Corporate Finance from the Graduate School of Management at Salford University in the UK.

Laura Díaz
Laura Díaz
PARTNER of DBR ABOGADOS

With 22 years of experience in the mining industry, Laura Díaz is an expert in mining regulations and practices. Over the course of her career, she has been published in various mining journals including Mining Law. Jurisdictional Comparisons and Mining Leaders, The International Forum for Mining Executives. She has spoken at various international conferences regarding her experience in representing her clients against the implications of the Mining Law and on strategies for better administration of mining concessions. She has a Bachelor’s degree in law from Universidad Femenina de México. She went on to study at Universidad Iberoamericana, during which time she completed studies at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. and Universidad Deusto in Spain.

Carlos Espinosa
Carlos Espinosa
PARTNER, SOFTLANDING GROUP MEXICO AND FORMER HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - GLOBAL MINING of TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE

Carlos Espinosa, has over 25 years of experience combining international business development, Canadian capital markets and commercial banking, mainly in natural resources and advanced manufacturing industries. He is Partner and Founder of SoftLanding Group Mexico, a boutique advisory firm based in Toronto, Canada focused on assisting Latin American companies raising equity in Canada or finding Canadian investors or partner, as well as assisting Canadian companies with interests in Latin America. Espinosa is a Board Member at Monarca Minerals, a junior company engaged in silver exploration and development of mineral property interests in Mexico. Between 2011 and 2015 he joined the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, his last position being Head of Business Development, Global Mining. From 1999 to 2008 Espinosa was posted as Deputy Trade Commissioner of Mexico in Toronto promoting trade and investment between Mexico and Canada.

Jaime Lomelín
Jaime Lomelín
CORPORATE DIRECTOR of GRUPO BAL

In 1959 Jaime Lomelín joined Monsanto where he held various positions. He joined Industrias Peñoles in 1971 and in 1987, he was appointed General Manager, a position he held until 2008, when Industrias Peñoles created the Fresnillo subsidiary. He then went on to become General Manager of Fresnillo from 2008 to 2012. In August 2012, he was promoted to Corporate Director of Grupo Bal, a group that controls Peñoles, Fresnillo, National Provincial Group, Profuturo and Palacio de Hierro, among others. He has been President of the Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers (IMIQ), the National Chemical Industry Association, the Mexican Chamber of Mining, The Silver Institute, the International Council of Metals and the Environment (ICME) and the Private Sector Commission for Sustainable Development (CESPEDES). He has been President of the Mining Cluster of Zacatecas since 2012.

Irma Potes
Irma Potes
SUBDIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT of GRUPO MÉXICO

Irma Potes has directed Community Development strategies for Grupo Mexico since 2008, working in 17 cities along Mexico at mining and infrastructure operation sites. She has also made important interventions in Peru and other sites for the Transportation Division of the company. Her achievements have helped the continuity of operations by developing a unique model that has changed the way the company communicates with the communities. This model focuses on inclusion, volunteering, diagnostics, risk maps, community funds with shared value, and adequate attention to crisis strategies. Potes has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and two Master’s degrees, in Management and Business.

Ricardo López
Ricardo López
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE MINING TRUST FUND of SEDATU

Ricardo López was appointed to oversee mines and exploitation contracts for SEDATU in June 2014 by Jorge Carlos Ramírez. This appointment was designed to bridge gaps in the agency’s work as it addressed demand for services that did not previously exist. Prior to this, he worked as Director General of FIFONAFE. He previously held various public sector positions including Minister of the State of Durango, Director of Social Communication of the Government of Durango, Federal Deputy and Local Deputy. Previously, he was a columnist for El Sol newspaper in Durango. He holds a Law degree from Juárez University in the State of Durango, where he received the Benito Juárez Academic Merit Medal.

Alfredo Phillips
Alfredo Phillips
CORPORATE AFFAIRS DIRECTOR of TOREX GOLD

Alfredo Phillips is Corporate Affairs Director for Canadian Mining Company Torex Gold, owner of the project Limón-Guajes, a US$1 billion best practice mine in the Guerrero Gold Belt. Phillips was appointed Chairman of the Guerrero Mining Cluster in October of 2016 and has led the sector in lobbying for stronger government involvement in supporting the industry and providing a stable environment. He has held positions in international companies such as Corporate Affairs Director for Goldcorp Mexico in 2013 and Head of Government Affairs, Corporate Communication & Strategy for Siemens Mesoamerica. Phillips has also held numerous positions in the Mexican Government, including serving as Head of the Investment Promotion Office at the Ministry of Energy, where he was responsible for the opening of the natural gas sector and private power provision for private companies.

Robert Scott
Robert Scott
CFO of RIVERSIDE RESOURCES

Robert Scott has over 17 years of professional experience in the areas of corporate finance, accounting, and merchant and commercial banking. He is a Chartered Accountant, a CFA Charterholder and earned a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia. Scott has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Riverside Resources since March 2007 and prior to that, he worked at a private Vancouver-based merchant bank and a major Canadian bank in its commercial banking division and merchant banking subsidiary. He earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1998 while working in corporate tax, accounting and assurance at a Vancouver-based accounting firm, and in 2002, he qualified for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Armando Ortega
Armando Ortega
VP LATIN AMERICA of NEW GOLD

Armando Ortega works as VP Latin America of Canadian mining company New Gold as well as serving as Country Manager for its Mexican subsidiary Minera San Xavier, a gold producer located in San Luis Potosi. Previously, he was VP and General Counsel for Grupo México and its subsidiary Southern Copper for almost 10 years. He worked for the Ministry of Economy for more than 18 years on international trade negotiations, serving as its representative in Geneva and Belgium. Ortega negotiated trade rules for NAFTA and Mexico’s free trade agreement with the EU.

Doris Vega
Doris Vega
MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS of GOLDCORP

Doris Vega joined Goldcorp as Manager of Communication and Public Relations of the Peñasquito mine after spending 20 years as a journalist. Among her extensive professional experience is her Presidency of the Association of Women Journalists of Zacatecas. In June 2016, she was invited to join Goldcorp’s regional office, overseeing communications and public relations of the Canadian operator’s Mexico concessions of El Sauzal, Los Filos and Peñasquito. Vega was recently invited to speak as an expert at a course for journalists in Chihuahua, organized in conjunction with CAMIMEX, Goldcorp and Agnico Eagle. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media from the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes and a Master’s in Public Image Engineering from the Public Image College.

John-Mark Staude
President & CEO of Riverside Resources

John-Mark Staude held positions of increasing responsibility with a number of major international mining companies including Kennecott, BHP Billiton, and most recently Teck Cominco. He also worked with smaller commodity-focused companies like Magma Copper Company and consulted to private investment groups. Staude's extensive Latin America mineral resource experience began in Mexico and then extended through South America. Recently, he has ventured into Europe and Asia initiating companies and managing successful exploration programs in Turkey, Romania and China. He has been successful in creating shareholder value through discoveries of gold and copper in Mexico, Peru and Turkey. His technical and managerial experience spans more than 30 countries in diverse geologic environments.

Alberto Vazquez
Partner at VHG Servicios Legales

With more than 20 years of experience, Alberto Vazquez’s practice is focused mainly on the areas of corporate law, mining, immigration, foreign investment and community relations. He has been permanently involved in the constitution of Mexican companies, corporate management of mercantile companies, as well as in the preparation of contracts in general and the representation of important foreign corporate groups with businesses in Mexico. In mining matters, it has carried out important negotiations on access to surface land where concessions are located, having also experience in the negotiation and elaboration of contracts involving rights over mining concessions, as well as mining companies in general and relations with communities.

Armando Ortega
VP Latin America of New Gold

Armando Ortega works as VP Latin America of Canadian mining company New Gold as well as serving as Country Manager for its Mexican subsidiary Minera San Xavier, a gold producer located in San Luis Potosi. Previously, he was VP and General Counsel for Grupo México and its subsidiary Southern Copper for almost 10 years. He worked for the Ministry of Economy for more than 18 years on international trade negotiations, serving as its representative in Geneva and Belgium. Ortega negotiated trade rules for NAFTA and Mexico’s free trade agreement with the EU.

Alfredo Álvarez
Partner at EY

Alfredo is a Tax Partner based in the Mexico City and New York offices, and is currently the leader of EY Mexico Energy Segment. Prior to joining EY, Alfredo was a partner at Deloitte and Andersen in Mexico City. He is President of the IMEF Energy Committee and regular contributor on energy related matters in several newspapers and magazines. Álvarez advises national and multinational companies on international tax matters and M&A involving a wide range of transactions. He has been deeply involved in the Mexican Energy Reform, including al auctions, infrastructure development and regulatory development. He has experience providing advisory services to such companies as Chevron, BP, Mexichem, PEMEX, CFE and the Ministry of Energy.

Gabino Fraga
Managing Partner at Grupo GAP

Gabino Fraga has specialized in Mexican Agrarian Law for over 20 years, and is a founding partner and CEO of Grupo GAP, which has provided services to a number of major mining companies operating in Mexico. Fraga has been a lecturer and speaker in various forums such as the Agrarian Law and Procedure, Faculty of Law, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and several national and international forums. He is currently a Director of International Private Wealth Management España and also a Director of Rancho los Catorce and Ayacucho. During his career he has held such positions as Legal Adviser in Primary Issues for the Subsecretariat of the Chamber of Deputies and Advisor to CFE. Between 2013 and 2015, he was a member of the board at Goldgroup.

Godfrey Walton
President & COO of Endeavour Silver

Godfrey Walton is a professional geologist with 42 years of experience in the mining sector, specializing in the exploration, development and mining of a variety of ore deposits. From 1974 to 1993 he worked in project and senior geologist positions for INCO and Chevron Minerals and managed the office from an administration and technical role for Hemlo Gold Mines, managing exploration, development, prefeasibility and feasibility programs for uranium, precious metals and base metals in Canada and Ireland. From 1993 to 2004 he acted as geological consultant with G.J. Walton and Associates in the evaluation, management development and mining of mineral projects throughout North America, South America and Europe. He joined Endeavour Silver in 2004 as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Felipe Rivera
Industry Business and Process Automation Hub Leader Mexico and Central America of Schneider Electric Systems Mexico

Felipe Rivera is Industry Business and Process Automation Hub Leader Mexico and Central America of Schneider Electric Systems Mexico. Prior to joining Schneider in 2014, he was Sales Director of Invensys Mexico and Central America, where he led the sales team for Industrial Instrumentation, Control Systems, SCADA Systems and Advanced Process Control. From 2001-2011, he was the Director of Remote Automation Solutions Division at Emerson Electric. He began his career in sales at JAR Electrónica Aplicada in 1997.