Name: Crystal Rose Barrera
Title: Graduate Student
Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
I am conducting research in the Nano manufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT) Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. My project is focused on optimizing new technology for commercialization with industrial partners. I intend on achieving my masters in mechanical engineering through learning about these nanotechnology systems. I plan to adapt these technologies for use in biomedical devices as I purse Doctorate education.
Name: Celena Arreola
Company: El Paso Electric Company
I work for EL Paso Electric in the Environmental Department and responsible for the organization of 18 continuous monitoring system units for review and creation of daily system status reports stating the current status of each data set’s calibrations and compliance with multiple permit limits for federal, state, regulatory agencies and programs.
Name: Antonio Casas
Job Title: Operations Supervisor
Company: Sherwin Williams
I lead a team of operators to meet safety and production goals. Audit our manufacturing process to ensure consistent quality and run rates. Lead continuous improvement, 5S, and lean projects to improve our manufacturing processes.
Name: Dante Chaparro Vega
Job Title: Well Engineer
Halliburton's Project Management (PM) team delivers well construction, well intervention, and abandonment projects on time and within budget through collaborative leadership and risk management. As part of the PM team, I am responsible for preparing well construction proposals for the business acquisition process and also am responsible for surveilling day-to-day operations, forecasting medium and long term needs to meet program requirements, anticipating execution changes, performing cost control, and proposing engineering solutions to challenges emerging in wells being drilled and completed in the Southern Mexico Region.
Name: Carlos Juarez III
Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer
Company: Lockheed Martin
This position is part of the LM Aero Supplier Quality Management (SQM) team, within the LM Aero Quality & Mission Success organization. Carlos will be working with various SQM initiatives to drive the supply base to Zero Defects. As a member of the AQ Team, Carlos will partially function as a technical advisor within SQM teams across the product life cycle of multiple programs, technology domains, and multiple organizations to assure compliance to policies and quality/engineering requirements. Responsible and accountable for initiating effective methods and improvements that drive down defects, improve field SQE competencies, drive standardization and collaborate effectively with various functions and leaders.
Name: Yazmin Montoya
Job Title: Contract Administrator
Working for the largest publicly traded copper company in the world as a contract administrator, my job is to mitigate the risk that comes with outsourcing projects as small as $100, to over $5 million. I manage contracts from environmental projects, to mine maintenance support, and created a contractor scorecard to manage and measure the relationship between FMI and our top tier North American contractors. My job consists of managing project bids, ensuring compliance to company and governmental policies, and identifying/addressing supplier performance issues.
Name: Daniela Natera
Job Title: Corporate Trainer
As a corporate trainer, I develop, coordinate, and deliver training and development programs to meet organizational needs. I influence the company’s emerging leaders via mentorship and instructional methods such as individual education, group instruction, lectures, and meetings to empower them to improve in areas like critical thinking and innovation.
Name: Aaron Pacheco
Job Title: IT Business Process Analyst (Manufacturing Systems)
As a business process analyst, I am responsible for analyzing and supporting our current manufacturing system frameworks and processes with the ultimate goal of identifying or developing technologies that help make production faster, cheaper, and safer. My two areas of focus are advanced manufacturing and big data. Through advanced manufacturing, I work with other companies and groups to develop future manufacturing technologies, and through big data I am working on capturing and analyzing information from all the equipment and devices in our facility with hopes of optimizing processes.
Name: Pablo Servin
Job Title: Project Engineer
Company: Lockheed Martin
My main duty is to represent the project management team in different projects and help coordinate all contractual actions that take a project from start to end. I work with many teams to ensure all contractual requirements and actions are achieved according to the customer’s expectation. I also help bridge gaps between project areas and facilitate the interaction between teams to achieve project goals, and develop solutions to day to day problems.