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Dear Recruiter

My name is Rene I. Gonzalez. I am actively seeking employment in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. I currently reside in Puerto Rico.

I offer a diverse background as a former United States Air Force Captain, PhD chemical engineer in nano-materials research and development, polymer science, surface characterization and also food science and manufacture. I have experience managing a state of the art, fully automated, robotic, food & beverage manufacturing facility. I feel capacitated and confident about being able to run any manufacturing operation efficiently with a focus on eliminating waste, reducing cost and improving productivity.
During, the last five years, I ran an entire division of Pan American Grain, a leading food and beverage company here in Puerto Rico. Under the mentoring of the CEO and 3 VPs I have attained a solid foundation on fundamental business principles. During this time I have been responsible for the building, startup and integration of a 20 million dollar state of the art, fully automated, beverage and liquid food production facility. In addition I have personally developed 21 products that are currently being sold on the market successfully here in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries and the U.S. I have applied lean manufacturing principles based on the Toyota manufacturing philosophy and to the business I was running focusing on eliminating waste, through continuous improvement and root cause analysis. I have purchasing and price negotiation experience as I was solely responsible for the purchasing of all commodities and raw materials on the world market. During my 5 years as and operations and project manager I was responsible for staying within the limits of an established budget that I considered my roadmap. I would receive monthly P&L reports which I considered to be my report card per se. I was responsible for direct labor, overtime, production efficiencies, and factory overhead such as repair and maintenance costs, and energy consumption costs.
I have been involved in new product development, from conception to commercialization. I am a motivated, energetic person accustomed to a fast-paced, multi-tasking, teamwork environment. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish. I am willing to entertain any offer that is commensurate with my education and experience. I am a U.S. citizen.

Thank you for the opportunity and your consideration and please do not hesitate to contact me.


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