Arturo Galvan studied Mechanical Engineering in his native Mexico and started his professional career in the cement industry holding several positions in maintenance including Maintenance Manager, implementing the TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) Initiatives. After a Masters in International Production Management at the Technical University in Hamburg, Arturo joined Nestlé as TPM Coordinator in Switzerland, following a corporate TPM role for Germany and Netherlands based in Frankfurt, supporting more than 8 Factories on their TPM implementation. After being Factory Manager for two years in Soest, Germany, Arturo took over in 2016 the Factory Management of Nestlé’s Hamburg Chocolate Factory, the largest chocolate factory of Nestlé in the Zone EMENA. He is married and has one daughter and one son.
Sergio Ros Hernandez
Sergio Ros started in May 16 as the Managing Director of Agroherni, company founded 20 years ago which employees 700 people with a turnover of 30M€.
Previously he successfully led as a Global Director a Lean Culture Programme at a multinational agricultural business (G’s Fresh )with operations in 6 countries and more than 6000 employees over 5 years. He reported directly to the CEO and the property and was part of the board.
Having studied Telecommunications and Industrial Engineering at the University, he started his professional career at Faurecia, a leading automotive supplier, where he obtained great training and experience about lean before taking up the challenge of carrying out lean implementations as a consultant on over 20 companies in 6 different sectors for 5 years.
Continuous Improvement Director
UTC Aerospace Systems
Based in the UK, Simon currently leads Lean transformation activities at UTC Aerospace Systems.
His approach to operational excellence has been developed predominantly through Tier 1 supply to Toyota on a ‘JIT’ basis and through the Womack influenced Lean turnaround approach at UTC.
Simon’s qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Business Management. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, a Chartered Engineer (IMechE), and Project Management Professional (PMP). His industry experience covers Programme Management, General management, Leadership Development, and Quality and Continuous Improvement.
Outside work Simon enjoys time with his wife and 2 children and indulging in his passion for sailing, windsurfing, and mountain biking.