Academic Experience

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO-RIO PIEDRAS CAMPUS , San Juan, PR
Departamento de Gerencia (Department of Management) y Escuela Graduada de Administracion de Empresas (Graduate Business School)
Chair Graduate School of Business 8/10-5/13
Full Professor (tenured) 7/14-Present
Associate Professor (tenured) 7/09-6/14

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO, El Paso, TX
Department of Information and Decision Sciences
Associate Professor (tenured) 8/07-6/09
Assistant Professor 8/00 -7/02, 9/05-7/07

POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO, San Juan, PR
Department of Industrial Engineering
Associate Professor 8/02-8/05

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY, Fort Myers, FL
Department of Computer Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Assistant Professor 8/97-7/00

Courses Taught
Operations Management, Quantitative Methods, Simulation Modeling, Business Logistics, Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, Lean Sigma, Synchronous Manufacturing, Production Planning and Control.


Professional Experience

BLUE FROG TECHNOLOGIES, Cape Canaveral, FL 2002 - 2014
Founder and President: Research and development of knowledge / simulation based systems for the operational analysis of future space transportation systems including processing times and life cycle costs. The company was awarded five contracts by NASA supporting the development of four software tools, including work in support of NASA's Constellation program. The company partnered with Productivity APEX of Florida and Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Louisiana.

FMG Group; San Juan, Puerto Rico 2007
Consultant: Development of a five day training course on simulation modeling for the pharmaceutical industry.

NINGBO NORA MANUFACTURING, Ninghai, China 2003 - 2006
Consultant: Analysis of production planning and logistic operations. Development of Kaizen/Lean program.

MAINLAND INC., Naples, FL; Shanghai, China 1998 - 2002
Consultant: Development of software tools to support logistic operations.

NAPLES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, Naples, FL. 1998 - 2000
Corporate/University Project: Analysis of logistic operations for a healthcare network that included two hospitals and seventeen alternative care sites. Developed procedures to control material flows from the central supply areas to points of use, equipment control and cleaning, and for patient charging.

HUB Pen, Boston, MA. 1997-1999
Consultant: Managed the design of a layout for a new facility. Analyzed scheduling and capacity problems. Developed a prototype tool to assist in capacity/scheduling planning.

GENERAL ELECTRIC, Fort Myers, FL. 1997
Consultant: Analyzed the simulation component of GE's Six Sigma Wave Training. Developed new training elements to include validation, verification, and data analysis.

WESTINGHOUSE INC., San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico 1993-1994
Manufacturing Engineer: Co-managed new product development including technical, manufacturing, and quality specifications. Managed start-up and transfer of manufacturing operations. Designed/ implemented facility changes and ISO 9000 procedures.

TII INDUSTRIES, Toa Alta, PR; San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic 1992-1993
Industrial Engineer: Designed and implemented a quasi JIT system, directed manufacturing equipment purchases, conducted a consolidation of the warehouses to reduce costs and handling time, and developed and audited the initial procedures for the ISO standard 9002.