Mexico Aerospace Forum 2018 Preliminary Speakers
Claire Barnouin has over 15 years of experience in economic binational and regional economic development and specializes in the management of clusters and industrial associations. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of Monterrey Aerocluster and specializing in the aeronautics industry, she coordinated the Technical Secretariat of the Mexico-US Foundation for Science (FUMEC). Barnouin holds a BA in international studies from the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLY) and a Master’s in international relations from the Avignon University.
Bernardo Moreno attended the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to become a pilot and specialized in management of aviation companies and airport design. After graduating, he flew for a private aviation company and eventually founded a cargo airline that supported DHL prior to founding Redwings, which has a staff of 95 people, a fleet of 11 jets and helicopters, over 40,000 registered flight hours and IS-BAO and Wyvern security certifications. Since It moved to AIQ in 2016, Redwings has built an aircraft maintenance shop for private aircraft and an FBO.
Roberto Corral is an international executive and leader in multilingual business strategy with comprehensive experience that includes leadership under crisis, company reorganization and optimization of manufacturing operations. He also does coaching, business editorials and is a keynote speaker. A Six Sigma-certified Black and Green Belt, Corral is a global MBA graduate from National University in La Jolla and an Industrial Engineer from Cetys Universidad in Mexicali, Baja California. Corral became Vice President and General Manager of Innocentro in December 2014.
Carlos Robles started at Bombardier as Director of Operations in 2011 after working for 12 years in several leadership positions at Volkswagen Mexico. Later, he became General Manager at Bombardier and was responsible for the design and execution of the company’s production strategies for Bombardier Mexico’s manufacturing centers. In 2017, Robles was named Vice President of Bombardier. Robles also is the President of FEMIA and a counselor at the Popular Autonomous University of Puebla (UPAEP).
René Espinosa has more than 13 years of experience in the industry, mainly in chemical processing and surface finishing for metal and aluminum parts. Involved in two successful startups in Mexico, he is currently in charge of Metal Finishing Co. (MFCO)’s operation in Chihuahua Mexico, positioning the company as Mexico’s largest aerospace process shop with more approvals for major OEMs than any other company in the country. Espinosa was named President of Chihuahua Aerospace Cluster in 2015, highlighting his participation in diverse initiatives such as education, supply chain and certifications.
Francisco Bautista is a Partner at E&Y leading its Global Trade & Investment, Incentives area. He has over 13 years of experience in business and corporate development in Mexico and Asia. He has participated in projects with Chrysler, Holcim, Grupo Bimbo, Dupont, Visteon, PMI, Henkel, Goodyear and Jaguar Land Rover. Bautista Plancarte is responsible for confirming nine new investment projects in Mexico, valued at over US$2.5 billion. Bautista has degrees in industrial engineering from Universidad Anahuac and in business administration from Geneva International University.
Luis Lizcano has more than 25 years of experience in industry development from different perspectives, including government positions and private companies. He was in charge of Foreign Direct Investment Attraction for the State of Chihuahua Government where he had the opportunity to design and implement the Aerospace Industry Development Strategy to attract companies like Cessna, Honeywell Aerospace, Beechcraft and Bell Helicopter. He has a background in economic development, automotive, aerospace and industrial real estate. Lizcano holds a Bachelor’s in industrial engineering from ITESM.
Eugenio Marín is the CEO for Technology Business Accelerator (TechBA) Madrid-Montreal and TechBA Aerospace. His previous positions include Director of Business Development for TechBA Montreal and Manager of the Pre-Acceleration Program for TechBA in Mexico. Since 2010, Marín has been a member of the Advisory Board of CorporateStays.com and has been an associate consultant for the US-Mexico Foundation for Science (FUMEC) since 2006, providing advice on innovation, technology commercialization and value proposition analysis.
Luis Aguirre is the President of INDEX and the National Council of the Maquila and Manufacturing Industry. Previously, he was Vice President of CONCANMIN and President of the Productive Linking Commission in the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of Mexico. Aguirre was also President of the Commission of National Content in the Council of Industry Chambers of Jalisco and President of the Directive Council of the Institute for the Promotion of Foreign Trade in Jalisco (JALTRADE). He has a Master’s in international business from ITESO.
Jesús Navarro has 36 years of experience in the aeronautics industry, including several operational, tactical and strategic positions in the MRO divisions of Mexicana de Aviación, Aeroméxico and Interjet. In the public sector, Navarro works as an aeronautical expert for DGAC in the area of aviation accident investigation, as an adviser to SEDENA’s Research and Technology Development Group and as a postgraduate professor at IPN. Navarro studied aeronautical engineering at IPN and holds a Master of Science from the University of Warwick and an MBA from La Salle University.
Wing Gen. Rodolfo Rodríguez has served 44 years in the Mexican Air Force. While a military pilot, Rodríguez studied a Bachelor’s in military administration and a Master’s in military administration for national defense and security at Mexico’s Army and Air Force University. He also holds a Master’s in strategic studies from the Alabama War College and has studied several courses in countries such as China and the US. As President of FAMEX, Rodríguez is in charge of organizing the Mexican aerospace industry’s largest event.
Juan Jóse Simón has many years of experience in private aviation, MRO and FBO services, gained from his leadership role at SAE. One of Toluca’s largest FBOs, which offers aircraft management, storage and maintenance services. SAE is a Bombardier authorized center for all LearJet aircraft and is the only authorized Twin Commander center in Mexico. The company also provides air taxi services and aims to make a difference in the executive aviation market. Before working at SAE, Simón was the Vice President of Operations at Detroit Diesel Allison de México.
Antonio Velázquez has significant experience in technological administration, training in informatics, development of technology transfer programs in multicultural environments, development of internet communication strategies and academic research. Prior to becoming Director General of Aeroclúster de Querétaro, he was its General Coordinator. Velázquez also worked as Technical Secretary to the Rector at Queretaro Aeronautic University (UNAQ), Researcher at Queretaro Autonomous University and Chief of State Informatics at CONALEP Queretaro. Velázquez has a Bachelor’s in informatics, a Master’s in administration and in design and innovation.