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Expert in Diaper Industry, Diaper Design, Diaper Testing, and Diaper Machine Appraisals

Expert ID: 723549 Texas, USA

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Expert has audited diaper factories in four continents and has helped clients in more than 28 countries by providing feedback on how to optimize the absorbent core and the diaper overall performance to minimize cost and at the same time maximize consumer absorbent perception. He has also worked with raw material and OEM suppliers, providing trainming and helping them understand the diaper industry.

He has written several technical papers on the subject of diaper absorbency and future trends and has been invited as guest speaker in different countries.

He has worked with diapers for more than 32 years. He used to be General Director of a baby diaper factory in Mexico with sales in excess of 70 MM dollars per year and more than 500 workers.

He is an expert on the topic of diaper performance. He has reviewed hundreds of consumer test reports that had to do with disposable diapers. He has also evaluated diaper performance in many markets, including China, Taiwan, India, African countries, Eastern and Western Europe, Middle East, Northamerica and South America.

Expert has been hired by several Nonwoven Producers to train their technical staff. He has developed an intensive training seminar to help new diaper factory investros to understand diaper manufacturing needs and help them comply with all requirements. He has also helped many diaper factories to optimize the use of their raw materials by providing recommendations regarding the proper use of the ADL, the SMS legcuff material, and Cloth like laminations. He has also been involved with pulp and SAP manufacturers.

Expert managed one of the first diaper factories to install automatic diaper vision systems back in 1989. He has kept updated with all new technologies related to image acquisition and also was personally involved with the training of dozens of diaper machine operators. He understands the fine tunning requirements for process control to make an inspection window without the risk of false alarms.

Expert has been hired to perform diaper analysis and benchmark studies in many places, including India, China, Taiwan, Europe, Middle East and America. Few people in the world have the diaper testing experience and know how to compare so many kinds of baby and adult diapers from all market segments.

Expert was responsible for the area of diaper manufacturing for more than 15 years before he was promoted as General Director. During this time he was in charge of the manufacturing of billions of diapers.

Expert has studied in depthy many kinds of absorbent cores, he has modeled their performance, and has been involved with diaper design for more than 30 years. Expert was responsible of the diaper workshop seminars organised by INDA in the USA. He has been the key consultant in many new diaper factory projects for adult incontinence and baby diaper products. Expert is the owner of The Disposable Diaper Network at LinkedIn, currently the largest network of diaper industry executives in the world, with members in 175 countries and more than 5,500 people.

He has audited many diaper factories in Asia, Middle East, South America, etc. Helping them identify opportunity areas in order to reduce diaper cost and improve productivity. He has also helped several clients with their new diaper projects in Africa, India and the Caribbean.He has analyzed many diaper brands and helped identify strengths and weaknesses. He has provided assistance to large trading companies to help them identify the best performing diapers.He has trained diaper category managers for large corporations helping them to understand diaper specifications and diaper performance.He has made several diaper machine appriaslas for banks and financial Intitutions. He has also worked with insurance companies as an expert witness in regards to claims in damaged warehouses.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: ITESM (Mexico)
Year: 1980 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Wisconsin (US)
Year: 1991 Degree: MBA Subject: Business and Finance Institution: IPADE (Mexico)
Year: 2009 Degree: Subject: ADIT (Advance Innovation and Technologies Seminar) Institution: IPADE (Mexico)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: He is the owner of this company, providing consulting services to the diaper industry worldwide.
Years: 1999 to 2005 Employer: Grupo Abs International Title: General Director Department: Absormex S.A. de C.V. Responsibilities: He managed the complete baby diaper factory located in Monterrey Mexico. The factory had 11 diaper lines, sold over 75 MM USD per year and had more than 500 employees.
Years: 1984 to 1999 Employer: Absormex S.A. de C.V. Title: Plant Manager Department: Responsibilities: He managed the operation of the diaper factory. He was responsible for the manufacturing, plant maintenance, quality control and research and development. He was also in charge of raw material purchasing.
Years: 1981 to 1984 Employer: Plasticos Omega SA de CV Title: Plant Manager Department: Responsibilities: He was in charge of the manufacturing of blown plastic bottles used for the Tropicana Orange Juice factory in Tijuana.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2005 to 2006 Agency: Bureau of Standards of Botawana Role: Consultant Description: Helped them fine tune their quality norm for disposable baby and adult diapers

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Taiwan Summary: Audited a baby diaper and adult incontinence factory in Kaohsiung
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Ecuador Summary: Audited a baby diaper and baby wipes factory in Quito
Years: 2005 to Present Country / Region: Netherlands Summary: Have worked with Ahold providing contineous technical assistance for their private label diaper program. Also trained many category managers.
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: India Summary: Have trained clients in India with a "Nappy 101 three day seminar" to help them understand the diaper industry before they get started in the business
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: China Summary: Performed a full mapping of Chinase diaper brands with a complete bench marking report showing raw material consumption and diaper performance for each diaper brand

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
He was responsible of the first diaper company to achieve the ISO9001:2000 certification in the world. Developed the first degradable diaper in the world. Graduated with honors from the ITESM.
Publications and Patents Summary
Several patents in the area of degradability and diaper elastification. He has been a guest speaker at internationally recognized diaper industry conferences. He has been invited as an expert diaper industry speaker by some mulinational companies.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been an expert witness at state and federal courts. All of the cases were settled before trial.
Training / Seminars
Expert has given a number of seminars on the diaper industry, diaper factories, diaper design, diaper manufacturers, and diaper performance benchmark analysis.
Vendor Selection
He has helped locate raw material suppliers for new diaper projects.
Marketing Experience
He has helped bring several new ideas to the market, including a dressing; two brand-new incontinence products (launched Q1 2007); and his co-invented new product for adult urinary incontinence.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Expert was born in Mexico and lived there most of his life.
English 5 years living in the US. Studied for his Master's degree in Wisconsin. Continued with his PhD for 2 years but did not finish.
Portuguese Basic language skills to communicate with diaper machine operators.

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