Mariana Albarrán Flores
Circular Economy and Sustainability Manager, Braskem Idesa
She is an Industrial Chemical Engineer with a major in Environmental Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute and a lawyer in training from the Technological Institute of Monterrey (TECMTY). With 14 years of experience, she began her professional career with the National Association of the Chemical Industry-ANIQ, and is President of the Circular Economy Commission of the National Association of Plastics Industries-ANIPAC in Mexico. She is currently Manager of Circular Economy and Sustainability at the petrochemical company Braskem Idesa, responsible for relations and approchement with government entities, as well as with industrial and business organizations, maintaining an action in favor of sustainability in the plastics industry and the petrochemical sector. She leads the implementation of Circular Economy, Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility strategies, as well as projects aimed at clients and the company's corporate volunteer program.
Director, ACG Plastics Consulting
Mechanical Electrical Engineer from the Universidad Panamericana, MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey and IPADE. He has more than 36 years of experience as a technician and director of plastic injection companies. He has written 5 books on plastic injection and published more than 25 articles in specialized magazines. Researcher, writer and consultant. Developed the ACG method of plastic injection.
General and Sales Director, Hasco Normalien Mexico.
She has more than 10 years working in the private sector for the automotive industry and the aerospace sector. Her experience in the administrative management has been integrated into coordinating the start-up in aerospace industry plants, plastic injection and paint industries, as well as in quality control for plastics transformation plants in Germany. Graduated from the Autonomous University of Querétaro with a degree in Political Science and Public Administration, and with a specialty in Project Management of the European Union from the University of Malaga, she had the opportunity to coordinate 5 European Union projects with Municipalities of Latin America and Europe while working as coordinator of international cooperation projects during her career in the Municipality of Querétaro. Thirteen years ago, she joins the private sector as a comptroller for an automotive company, and since then she has been related to the plastics industry. Currently, in her position as General Director of Hasco México, she contributes her integral vision, both administrative and operational, in businesses related to the plastic sector to provide local mold manufacturers with technical support, timely supply of components and support that allows their developing.
Hiram Cruz Cortés
General Director, AMEE
With 24 years of experience in the packaging industry. Consultant, trainer and international speaker on packaging. Spokesman for the packaging industry in Mexico. Bachelor^'s Degree in Business Economics; Universidad Anahuac del Sur. Diploma in Packaging; Universidad Iberoamericana. Diploma in Exports; Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior, BANCOMEXT. Director of Economic Studies at the Mexican Association of Packaging. Director of the Mexican Technical Association of Flexography. New Business Development Manager at SICPA Mexicana, a manufacturer company of inks and security solutions. From October 2012 to date, General Director of the Mexican Association of Packaging, AMEE.
Susana Libién Díaz González
General Director of Comprehensive Waste Management, Secretary of the Environment of the Government of the State of Mexic
Doctor in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration. Master in Administration and Public Accountant, ITESM Campus Toluca. Law Degree, Mexican University of Distance Education. Her work experience has been developed in internal control, auditing, accounting, risk assessment, analysis and design of processes and systems. Currently in the Secretariat she is updating the regulations for the delimitation of regions and the creation of comprehensive waste centers.
Rodolfo Flores Flores
Head and Coordinator of the Technical Assistance Laboratory, Research Center in Applied Chemistry, CIQA
Expert in Polymer Science and Technology with 26 years of experience. It has an excellent domain in Petrochemical, Refining and Gas processes; in addition to an effective combination of R&D in the implementation of technological improvements for production processes. Chemical Engineer with a Master's Degree in Chemical Process Engineering from UNAM, and a PhD in Macromolecular Materials and Composites from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, France. He did postgraduate studies at the IPADE Business School. He worked at Dynasol Elastómeros and at Pemex Transformación Industrial.
Ignacio García Martínez
Professor, Universidad Simón Bolivar
Industrial Biochemical Engineer, Master in Biotechnology and PhD in Biotechnology. Current member of the National System of Researchers Level 1 (SNI-CONACyT). 25 research projects with funding (SEP. CONACyT, TNM, TESE). Coordinator of the Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering Postgraduate Program with current registration in the National Quality Postgraduate Program (PNPC-CONACyT) since 2005. Professor with a Desirable Profile (PRODEP-SEP) since 2000. Member of the Academic Body of Biochemistry with Consolidated status (PRODEP-SEP). Teacher at the undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1990, in various higher education institutions (ITESM, UNITEC, USB, TESE). Leader of the BioProductos y MedioAmbiente Group, whose main objectives are: Study the use of biological systems and their derivatives, for the creation or modification of bioproducts from alternative and / or unconventional sources. As well as the characterization and biodegradation of polluting compounds in solid systems.
Evelyn Hernández Reyes
Business Development Specialist, Braskem Idesa
She is an Industrial Chemical Engineer, graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute with a specialty in Plastics. She started as an intern at Grupo KUO - DESC Automotriz, in materials development department. She continued in companies that had areas of product development and improvement, reaching international supplies, SM Resinas and Corporación Telch, where she began building a career within resins world, developing negotiation skills, understanding of the market and innovation, getting a stronger academy support in IPADE Business School and the Universidad Anahuac. She joined Braskem Idesa since 2014, first as Account Manager in the PE Flexibles line and currently works in the Business Development area. She coordinate the I’m Green Recycled project for Mexico, she developed the research and implementation of what is now a business line. She is currently focused on innovation and development of trend-based applications and business models. Passionate about challenges and innovation, drives her to continue discovering new solutions that address different problems and improve people's lives.
Romina Dávila Martínez Solares
Operations and Programs Director, ECOCE
She has a degree in Biological Sciences from Westhill University and a diploma in Environmental Law and Natural Resources from ITAM. She has a master's degree in Management, Policy and Environmental Law from the Universidad Anahuac del Norte and also has a master's degree in Senior Management from the Banking and Commercial School. For 14 years she has been associated with ECOCE, where she currently works as Operations and Programs Director. She is in charge of the operation of environmental education programs at the national level in schools, institutions, communities and eco-rescues. As well as the link with the three different levels of government to carry out synergies in relation to the proper management of recyclable waste. Ahe also attend technical committees to give viability to the collection and recycling of the different containers and packaging materials from the market.
R&D Manager Mexico ARP, Amcor
Expert and strategic leader and innovator in the packaging area, with 40 years of experience. He worked in global companies such as Pepsi, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Bestfoods, Gillette, etc. managing Mexico and Latin America. He has created 10 patents for beverage packaging utility. Achieved packaging savings of +23MM USD and implemented and launched innovative and optimized packaging for more than 400 new products with high success rate for brands such as Gatorade, Pepsi, 7Up, Drinkfinity, Hellmann's, Knorr, Bestfoods, AdeS. He has led highly complex projects with multifunctional teams at a global level, involving capital projects, innovation, optimization. Subject matter expert in sustainability, process innovation, packaging materials and their manufacturing technologies (rigid and flexible plastic, cardboard, glass, metal), leading packaging innovation technologies, product interaction (food, beverage, personal care and household, dairy, Industrial). He has received International awards from the Institute of Packaging Professionals IOPP, the World Packaging Organization WPO, Dupont, AMEE Mexican Association of Packaging and Pepsi.
Editorial Director, Plastics Technology Mexico.
She has more than 20 years of experience in editorial roles for digital and print media in newspapers, web news portals and specialized manufacturing publications, with an emphasis on the plastics, recycling and packaging industries. She is a social communicator-journalist and has a master's degree in International Relations. She has been the winner of the 2014-2015 Knight Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and the 2011 Siemens Environmental Journalism Award. Since 2015, she has directed the Plastics Technology México magazine, which provides technical information on materials, plastics transformation processes and trends for the Mexican plastics industry.
Juan Carlos Pámanes
Strategic Planning Manager, Corporativo Hospital Satélite
Graduated in Computer Science from Universidad La Salle, a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Bristol Business School of the University of the West of England and a Master's degree in Corporate Management from the University of Augsburg (Germany). He has obtained several certificates such as: Strategic Management Officer of the Strategy Management Collaborative at Tantum Group (Munich, Germany); in Financial Management and Management Skills at Cornell University in NYC; Certified as Mentor in the Global Training Sessions of Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Participated in the Special Management Program: Family Businesses at HSM Mexico (with John Davis, founder of the Owner-Managed Business Institute at Harvard University) and recently completed the D-1A Business Management program at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE). In 2005 he started working at Corporativo Hospital Satélite; and since 2009 he has been the Manager of Strategic Planning, as well as the structuring of the Corporate Governance and strengthening of the organizational philosophy.
Fernando Pérez Vas
Head of Strategic Business Development, BASF Mexicana
Graduate of Chemical Engineering degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he was a university advisor. He began his professional career at Grupo IDESA in 1999 within the Marketing and Sales team for the petrochemicals division. Later, he joined BASF Mexicana in 2000 within the Purchasing team. In 2003 he studied an MBA at the Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid and after finishing he joined Ciba Specialty Chemicals México in 2005, as Purchasing Manager and later Director of the Supply Chain. In 2009 he moved to the US (and that year BASF acquired Ciba), as Global Product Manager and four years later he was responsible for the Gasoline Additives business for North America.
President & CEO, Plastics Industry Association
Tony Radoszewski has spent his entire 40-plus year career in the plastics industry, first at Phillips Chemical Company after studying chemistry at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. At several companies, he has held positions in sales, pricing and supply, and market development. Later in his career, he focused on plastic pipe sales and business development, eventually working for the largest manufacturer of corrugated plastic pipe in the world, Advanced Drainage Systems. He was president of Wentworth Group International, before the Plastic Pipe Institute made him president in 2006. Most recently, Tony became President & CEO of the Plastic Industry Association (PLASTICS) a Washington, D.C., trade association representing the entire plastics supply chain.
Fabián Alejandro Sánchez Navarro
Packaging Coordinator Kisses – Seasons, HERSHEY´s México
Graduated in 2015 from ITESO, as an Industrial Engineer. He began his professional career in December 2013 at Hershey México company as intern in the Packaging area, for the Drink category (Tetrapack). In 2015 he joined the team as Packaging Engineer for the Spicy and Refreshment category. Due to his achievements he advances in his career as Mr. Packaging Engineer in the Franchise category (Hershey Bars). In 2017 he obtained the position of Packaging Coordinator in the Kisses and Seasons category, where he has continued his development with his team. He won the award at the ENVASE ESTELAR 2017 event, with the presentation “MERCH CASES Pelon Pelo Rico”.
Rubén Saldívar Guerrero
Center for Research in Applied Chemistry, CIQA
Metallurgical Chemical Engineer from UNAM and PhD in Polymers from the Center for Research in Applied Chemistry (CIQA). Doctoral and Postdoctoral stay at the University of Bayreuth, Germany from 2002 to 2005. He worked at the Electrical Research Institute from 2005 to 2013 as a researcher in the development and characterization of polymeric materials for the power electrical industry, where he developed and implemented new characterization procedures for dielectric role and residual life diagnosis of power transformers and reactors. Since 2013 he has worked for the Center for Research in Applied Chemistry as Associate Researcher where he was Laboratory Coordinator and project leader for PEMEX Petroquímica and Pemex Etileno. Currently he is collaborating in development projects and technical assistance for the plastics industry. It has 3 technological developments and 5 copyrights.
Mario Sánchez Téllez
Head of Specification
Industrial Chemical Engineer graduated from the Higher School of Chemical Engineering and Extractive Industries of the National Polytechnic Institute. He has a master's degree in Project Management and a diploma in Life Cycle Analysis and recently obtained the EDGE Expert certification to promote green buildings. He has served as a Process Engineer for Grupo Comex for the industrial coatings productions. He worked at the Thermal and Acoustic Insulations Deaprtment for Owens Corning México, and as a Technical Support Engineer at Daikin Airconditioning Mexico. In 2015, he joined BASF Mexicana in the Strategic Business Development area as Head of Specifications to develop the Energy Efficiency in the Building market. Currently also participates in the development of Circular Economy and Sustainability projects.
Gabriel Santos Ruiz
Business Development Director, Zubex Industrial
Bs Chemical engineer, with an emphasis on environmental engineering. Diploma in Packaging Design. Master of Business Administration. More than 18 years of experience in packaging in various transnational companies like Mars Inc, Wrigley, Qualtia Alimentos and Zubex Industrial. Covering responsibilities as packaging engineer, head of packaging technology, packaging manager, Commercial Manager, Product Manager, R&D Director and Sustainability Director. Wide experience in sustainable flexible packaging materials, cardboard, rigid plastics, corrugated, among them, in commercial, technical, and directive areas. He is currently the leader of the Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee in the Nuevo Leon Agrifood Cluster (Agroalim) and Vice President of the Packaging Mexican Association (AMEE).
CEO and Founder, Inventor Studio México
He has completed his studies and postgraduate studies at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies and Ibero-American University in Mexico, the Escola Massana Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Specialized in innovation, sustainability and neuroscience applied to product design. He is the creator of the innovation methodology - Innovation Toolbox - which he implements with different organizations in order to achieve disruptive results in the design of products, processes and strategies. His photography and product design projects, retail, packaging, furniture, toys, and materials for the industry have stood out, winning various national and international awards.
Aldimir Torres Arenas
He is a Chemical Engineer with postgraduate degrees in Organic Chemistry and Polymers. He has more than thirty years of experience in polymers, processes and additives. Among his current responsibilities are: General Director of Plastic Additives de México. Provider of additives for PVC, Polyolefins, Polyurethane and Engineering Plastics. General Director of Tsaakik, Chemical Specialties for Plastics. General Director of Arpema Plásticos, Provider of conditioned recycled plastic materials. Professor at the Business Center for Plastic Additives and Polymers for more than 20 years. He is Chairman of the Technical Certification Committee and the Ethics and Transparency Committee at the National Center for Product Certification.