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Expert in Vehicle Safety, Traffic Safety, General Automotive

Expert ID: 729956 Brazil

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Expert. Expert is a distinguished professional within the Automobile Industry, particularly with large Brazilian multinationals such as General Motors and Mercedes-Benz.
He is experienced in team leadership, team coordination and project management towards strategic business targets.
As the Performance Integration Team Leader at the global level, Expert is in charge of strategically coordinating members of all units of the corporation, complying with the vehicle performance criteria, execution of targets, timing and budgeting of new vehicle projects.
He is responsible for implantation and coordination of new areas, i.e. Vehicle Safety Laboratories.
As Development Manager of new projects he considers vehicle safety optics and introduces the safety tests as according to international standards not performed in Brazil.
Acquisitions/modernization of tests equipment and facilities.
Dissemination/understanding the concept of 'protection to the occupants of vehicles' for the whole company.
Project Manager for development/optimization of general products e.g. vehicles, systems and components.
Serves as Engineer and business partner to outsider departments giving technicians support for the different areas of the business (customers, suppliers, services, training, press, marketing, public relationships, plants, and juridical).
Consults interns and external clients about Vehicle & Traffic Safety, Child Restraint Systems, and Defensive & Emergency Driving
Project Development Manager of training materials for dealers and customers (CD: ' Vehicle Safety Course', Video: 'Air Bag Frontal').
He is responsible for development and implantation of the Traffic Accidents Technical Analysis - identifying improvements in the vehicle with the objective of optimizing the protection to the occupants in collision situations.
Actively participates in the implementation of Quality Programs (ISO/QS 9000, ISO 14000, 5 ’S’, Kaizen, Kanban, MRP I & II).
Develops and presents technical and/or educational material (articles, lectures, panels) to Congresses, seminars, exhibitions, and media i.e. live educational interviews for television news.


Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: Masters Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: UNICAMP - State University of Campinas
Year: 1996 Degree: Post-Graduation Subject: Materials Engineering Institution: UNIP - Paulista University
Year: 1985 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: UNIP - Paulista University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: CESVI Brasil Ltda. Title: Technical Manager Department: Research, Development, Training and Operations Responsibilities: Management of research, development, training and operations areas, coordinating a team of approximately 45 engineers and technicians, with the following main results:
Specification development and business planning to build a complete and independent proving ground to meet the entire automotive chain (tracks and laboratories).
Technical improvement for vehicle studies in order to enable the company to act in new business, as researches on field failures to automakers and governmental institutions (DENATRAN - National Traffic Department, DPDC - Costumer Protection Department, etc), solving not only companies and institutions issues, but also social matters.
Redefinition of key areas - seeking greater efficiency and effectiveness in the activities and results.
Application of the concept of 'workshop of research & development' by improving quality, optimizing time and reducing costs through specialization and improvement of work.
Strong performance at new business, processes optimization, cost reduction and institutional issues.
Co-management of the company's budget.
Years: 1996 to 2008 Employer: General Motors do Brazil Ltda. Title: Performance Integration Team Leader Department: Vehicle Safety Lab Responsibilities: Performance Safety Integration Team Leader in new vehicle projects at the global level - recognized as 'benchmarking' for best Engineering practices.
Coordination of the tests sold to customers.
Worked with the vehicle safety and development management team for the whole range of company products (light, medium, large passenger cars, pick-ups and trucks) defining & accomplishing the results analysis, identifying problems and developing solutions at the crash tests.
Coordinated and defied the vehicle safety tests (front, rear, side impacts, dynamic rollover, static tests, etc..) and rough road tests ('misuse') according to international standards i.e. Europe and United States and/or internal objectives of the corporation.
Provides technical support to Sales, Training, Marketing, and Public Relations teams.
Years: 1986 to 1996 Employer: Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Ltda Title: Engineering Coordinator Department: Heavy Truck & Safety Areas Responsibilities: Project manager in charge of coordinating the multidisciplinary teams of drivers and mechanics with engineers whom all have several areas of specialty, productivity and suppliers.
Coordination of teams to develop new projects for heavy and extra-heavy trucks (planning, definition and monitoring of functional tests - ride test, thermal efficiency, performance/consumption, thermal/acoustic comfort, durability and analysis/solution of failures).
Development manager of the cabins for the new family of trucks (structure, internal and external components).
Pioneered the Traffic Accidents Technical Analysis, identifying improvements in vehicles with the objective of optimizing the protection to occupants in collision situations.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2007 to Present Agency: Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) North America Role: Description:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1996 to 1997 Country / Region: Germany/Frankfurt Summary: Coordination of the air bag development and validation tests in GM do Brasil vehicles (Proving Grounds: Duddenhofen, Millbrook/England and Moscou/Russia)
Technical projects development at the Vehicle Safety Dept. of Adam OPEL AG (Rüsselsheim) and Mercedes-Benz AG (Stuttgart/UT and Sindelfingen)
Technical interchange at the Vehicle Safety Center of SAAB AB (Trollhatan/Sweden)
Participation in the ‘Emergency Driving Course’ at the CENTAURE Center - Lion (France)
Years: 1994 to 1994 Country / Region: Sweden Summary: NTF (National Society for Road Safety), AB Svensk Bilprovning (Vehicle Safety Inspection Company) and Road Police – Stockholm
VTI (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute) and participation in Volvo Safety Driving Course (Mantorp Race Park /Linköping)
AB Volvo, Volvo Truck Group (trucks and buses) and Volvo Car Group (passenger cars) - Göteborg
Years: 1992 to 1992 Country / Region: Argentina Summary: Technical trip for the comparison of the new extra-heavy truck prototype - Buenos Aires  Bariloche
Analysis and solution of the Customers problems - Rosario

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
.SAE BRASIL
.AEA (Brazilian Association of Automotive Engineering)
.ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Standards)
Professional Appointments
MANAGER, CONSULTANT, TEACHER
Awards / Recognition
.VII VOLVO TRAFFIC SAFETY AWARD/1993 - COMPANY category
.XV VOLVO TRAFFIC SAFETY AWARD/2004 - GENERAL category
.18º /2007 & 15º /2004 “QUALITY AWARD 2003 & 2007” granted by International Quality Service (I.Q.S.)

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Consulting on Vehicle and Traffic Safety.
Automotive consultant at Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) North America.
Member of committees of the SAE BRASIL Congress, Vehicle Safety of the AEA (Brazilian Association of Automotive Engineering) and ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Standards).
Technical consultant on ‘Child Restraint Systems’ to UNICAMP, SAFE KIDS BRASIL (Criança Segura), INOR, TÜV Rheinland, DOREL BRASIL and others.
Teacher of the instructors’ course of the ‘Centros de Formação de Condutores’ (CFC - Driver Training Centers) offered by the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP/SP) and Universidade de Sorocaba (UNISO /SP) from Feb1999 to Dec 2001 - Subjects: Vehicle Safety, Traffic Safety, Defensive Driving, Emergency Driving, Accident Prevention and Vehicle Mechanics.
Coordinator of the Technical Commission for School Buses of the AEA/SP.
Other Relevant Experience
AREA1/FTE - UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Salvador/BA) - Course: Production Engineering - Subject: 'Planning and Administration of the Quality' - Feb. to Jul.2009
FTC - UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCES (Salvador/BA) - Course: Mechatronic Engineering - Subject: 'Engineering of Systems and Mechatronics Products ' - Feb. to Jul.2009
UNICAMP - STATE UNIVERSITY OF CAMPINAS (Campinas/SP) - Course: Academical Extension in Mechanical Engineering - Subject: ‘Vehicle Safety’ - From Oct.1999 to Jul.2001
UNIP - PAULISTA UNIVERSITY (Sao Paolo/SP) - Course: Engineering - Subjects: ‘Differential and Integral Calculus I’ and ‘Physics Lab I’ - From Aug.1995 to Sep.1996

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
ENGLISH FLUENT
GERMANY INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
SPANISH CONVERSATION AND READING
PORTUGUESE NATIVE

Fields of Expertise

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