Versatile professional with +14 years of composites industry expertise and +8 years in the space industry. Demonstrated ability to manage production projects from scratch to high value manufacturing processes. Committed hands-on leader who motivates, trains and provides guidance to teams to ensure results. Problem-solver confident to work across different levels of an organization and uncover ways to improve revenue and quality. Self-motivated to fulfill projects expectations and very tight schedules.
Spacecraft Panels M&P and Production Manager at Ibérica del Espacio, S.A. June 2014 - Present
Leading the thermal control panels production for GEO satellites. M&P manager for composite lightweight structures as Main Comm panels. Giving support to PMO and being the technical liaison with the client. Giving support to Manufacturing Engineering to standardize processes. Blue prints approval for manufacturing.
Composites Plant Manager at INVAP January 2009 - May 2014 (5 years 5 months)
Leading a team devoted to produce lightweight composite structures for geostationary and LEO satellites. Monitoring Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality and HR.
Manufacturing Head // October 2010 to July 2011
Planning and monitoring the manufacturing of structures for ARSAT1, ARSAT2, Aquarius/SAC-D and also SAOCOM structure and Solar Arrays.
Reporting to Project Manager.
Composites R&D Materials and Processes // August 2009 to October 2010
Developing new manufacturing processes which are strictly followed by the Customer to fulfil space industry standards.
Developing manufacturing processes for: sandwich panels, CFRP laminates, sandwich panels with embedded Heat Pipes and titanium reinforcements, aluminium inserts installation, OSRs bonding, thermal control painting.
Giving support to Engineering, Design and AIT.
Plant Start-Up // January to July 2009
Starting from an empty warehouse to establish a factory devoted to produce composites for the space industry.
Designing main lay-out, procuring machinery, tooling and contracting personnel.
Leading ISO9000 implementation.
Chemical and Composite Facility Manager at INVAP June 2008 - December 2008 (7 months)
During my role I have implemented a basic MRP system that allowed control of surface treatment processes for space applications. Also I have led the improvement of the main manufacturing processes meeting ISO9000 quality criteria.
Senior Industrial Design Engineer at INVAP January 2006 - June 2008 (2 years 6 months)
I´ve participated in the launching of a factory of glass reinforced plastic pipes for the oil industry (mainly using filament winding techniques). Tasks: lay-out design, batch type furnaces, continuous cycle oven and GRP winding machines commissioning. Filament winding machines tailoring. 3 axis CNC machines programming using ISO language.
Mechanical / Product Designer at INVAP June 2003 - January 2006 (2 years 8 months)
I´ve designed devices and mechanisms for OPAL nuclear reactor using 3D software. I have been responsible for technical documentation reviewing for the nuclear industry.
Product Designer at Diebold DPB June 1998 - October 2001 (3 years 5 months)
I´ve led a design team of engineers and technicians devoted to develop ATM housing, banknotes handling mechanisms and user interfaces.
Architecture Support at Banco Supervielle Societe Generale May 1994 - May 1998 (4 years 1 month)
I´ve given support to the Architecture Head. I´ve drawn architectural blueprints. Moreover I´ve supervised construction contractors on-site.
Spanish (Native) English (Full professional proficiency) German (Elementary proficiency) French (Elementary proficiency)
Universidad de Buenos Aires Industrial Designer, 1994 - 1997
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Industrial Designer, 1990 - 1993
Escuela Nacional de Educación Técnica nro.1 Jorge Newbery Electrical and Mechanical Technician, 1983 - 1988
Business Education Centre Business Manager, Business Administration, Management and Operations (240hs), 2001 - 2001
Management & Leadership by INVAP
Project Management PMP
Composites and Repair Technics, Dark Matter, UK
Ultrasound NDT for Composites, Olympus NDT, USA
Composite Infusion Technology, CCG-DIAB, USA
Root Cause Analysis by INVAP
Sac-D Scientific Applications Satellite - Aquarius CONAE/NASA mission June 2008 to March 2009
ARSAT1 Geostationary Communications Satellite January 2009 to launch
ARSAT2 Geostationary Communications Satellite December 2012 to June 2014
SAOCOM Sinthetic Aperture Radar Satellite (SAR) February 2013 to June 2014
RMA Weather Radar Antenna - Resin Infusion September 2013 to June 2014
Embraer KC390 / INVAP / FADEA - Technical Liaison - Composites Manufacturing Staff Training
BRIsat July 2014 to March 2015 - Developing manufacturing processes for Main Comm (thermal control panels).
Jupiter 2 / Echostar XIX 2014 - Developing manufacturing processes for Battery panels with embedded heat-pipes
BulgariaSat-1 2015 Main Comm panels manufacturing leader
Hispasat 1F 2015 Battery panels manufacturing leader
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