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Juan Antonio Canales Martínez


Plutarco E. Calles # 615 Residencial Periferico

San Nicolás de los Garza, N.L. México


Phone Home  52(818) 376-5651

Phone Office: 52(818) 156-5715






Instituto Tecnológico y deEstudios Superiores de Monterrey


      Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León.Monterrey, N.L. Mexico (Graduated with honors).




Professional Experience



DANFOSS, S.A. DE C.V.                    July 99 – Present


Production Manager              May 02- Present

Responsible to accomplish the production plan as well as to keep and improve the Key performance indicators. (Indirect materials,scrap, overtime), Managing 3 production Supervisors and 120 production operators.


Manufacturing Engineering Manager          December 2000- May 02

Responsible to establish and start up equipment to increase production capacity from 1 million filters per year to 3.1 filters per year, managing a group of 4 Manufacturing Engineers.


Research and Develpment Engineer            July 99 – December 200

Responsible of new products introducion and reduction of the standard variable costof the products. Control of Product Data Management  through SAP system.



PARKER HANNIFIN CO.                                                                 June 98 – June 99


Project Engineer        

Coordinate, lead, and implement projects to improve different manufacturing plants in Parker Hannifin Co. Transfer of technology and products from one plant to another. 




·        Flat Rock, Michigan, USA. Project at customer’s facility ( customer  MAZDA)  April 99 - June 99

Customer service Project

Identify and evaluate quality problems in Parker’s products that cause problems in customer’s process,

as well as give feedback to Parker’s plant in Batesville Mississippi  to implement and follow up corrective actions, and define critical material’s features for this customer. All this  to succeed the transfer from Batesville to Mexico.


·        Batesville, Mississippi, USA.   Automotive Connectors Division.                       November 98 - March 99

Production of air conditioning hoses for the automotive industry.

¬Brazing team member. (Redesign of fixtures and equipment for quality improvements, process


¬Material handling system implementation.

¬Transfer of production lines to new location in Mexico.

¬Transfer and redesign of warehouse.

¬New layout proposal and machinery movement for tube forming area, based on dedicated lines for products

 with common features and process capability.


Production of expansion valves and dryers.

¬Kanban system implementation  for warehouse and production areas.

¬Improvement in scheduling system.

¬Raw material suppliers system.



GALVAK, S.A. DE C.V.                     February 96 - October 97

Production of galvanized and painted steel .            


Production Coordinator.                   

¬Following up and implementation of corrective actions due to customer’s complaints and rejections (visits to 

 the customers) and non conformances of ISO-9002 audits.

¬Member of Quality Circles , performing as a leader, attacking problems related with quality, productivity,

 cost reduction and safety.

¬Analysis of machinery and operators’ efficiency.

¬Supervision of 23 operators ( not for my position’s requirements, only in special occasions).

¬Elaborate procedures for Production Control, Inspections and Tests, and Production Planning, to achieve 

 ISO-9002 Certification.


SIGMA ALIMENTOS NORESTE, S.A. DE C.V.                      July 95 - February 96

Co-op in The Industrial Engineering department.

¬Time studies and improvements in work methods.

¬Implementation and following up of Kan-Ban system.

¬Annual Requirements of labor depending on demand’s forecast.

¬Elaboration of downtime and efficiency reports.



Courses and Seminars

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).                 August 97

Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).                  August 97

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).                August 97

Intern Auditor for quality systems ISO-9000/QS-9000.                        August 97

Kan Ban Seminar.                    May 97

II International Congress of Industrial Engineering. (Participant and organizer, as a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers).                     October 94  



Software Knowledge

Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, AutoCAD.



Fluent in English and Spanish. 550 points in TOEFL (Taken at The University of Mississippi, November 1998).



Play soccer and football, spend time with my friends, read about new technology, see new places.


Personal References

Available upon request.