Alvaro was born in Guadalajara Mexico, but he has been a permanent resident on Colorado for the last 10 years. He expects to receive his United States’ citizenship during 2019. Alvaro was born in a Mexican medium-class family lead by a single mother, and he is the youngest of three brothers. Alvaro always stresses that hard work, perseverance and integrity have been the biggest lessons he learned from his mother. Alvaro possesses an engineering mindset; however, he has always been fascinated by poetry, literature, architecture, art, music and inventive/creative subject matters. Complementing his electrical engineering bachelor degree, his mayor in business administration and finance, Alvaro obtained a four-year degree in art in Mexico as a painter. Alvaro also plays guitar and enjoys time with friends signing and creating music. Alvaro is planning to get an additional degree in mechanical design engineering in the years to come, since he enjoys so much to invent and create new products and putting ideas into work. Alvaro has two patents in Mexico and two more in the United States.
Alvaro’s more formal professional definition is to be a multilingual, multicultural manufacturing and operations expert, with twenty-plus years of international experience in multi-site global manufacturing, including electronics, plastics, metals, and full product integration for the medical, telecommunications, consumer electronics, multimedia, clean energy, industrial, and automotive industries. He has held VP and executive positions in product design, supply chain, business development, test and design engineering, operations, and plant management. His core competencies include business development, lean manufacturing implementations, finance, plant startups/turnarounds/transfers, high-performance teams, and developing relationships with strategic outsourcing partners.
Alvaro’s core believes, and values have been marked by one fundamental conviction which is: “I am in this life to experience myself at my full potential,” and his work and life choices are aligned to this principle, allowing others to also develop themselves to a peak level.
Alvaro published his first collaboration book in 2016 – Fixing What Already Works – in which he accounts many experiences in his career related to Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, and his vast experience in Lean Manufacturing techniques and principles. Alvaro also supports new generations by teaching classes in the Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Advanced Manufacturing Center.
Finally, Alvaro summarizes the success of an operation in one sentence: Lead with respect and If you are paying for people’s hands, why you do not use their brains too, or even better; why do not gain your people’s hearts as well.”