Over 9 years of increasing responsibility within the metal mechanic industry. Strong
management skills; including operations, project management, contractor relations, and
inventory/equipment control and personnel.
8/06 – Present LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, N.Y.
Major: Business Administration, G.P.A. 3.86
Relevant courses: Statistics, Principles of Accounting, Principles of Management, and
Principles of Marketing
Dean’s List Student Fall 2006
1/90 – 12/95
Libre University - Bogotá, Colombia
Bachelor Degree in Science of Engineering
Major: Metallurgical Engineering, G.P.A. 3.10
6/03 – 10/03
Atlántico University, Cartagena, Colombia
Certificate Program in ISO 14000 Environment Management System
4/02 – 9/02
Bolívar Technology Corporation and ICONTEC, Cartagena, Colombia
Certificate Program In ISO 9000:2000 Quality Management System
7/01 – 12/01
Colombian Engineering University, Cartagena, Colombia
Certificate Program In Project Management
05/05 – Present PECX (Association of Colombian Professionals and Students Abroad)
Volunteer – Treasurer
 Receipting and accounting of revenue, Disbursement of funds, Collection of membership
payments, Cash management, and Debt management.
9/98 – 6/04
Colombia National Navy
Navy Officer
1/01 – 6/04
COTECMAR - Chief of Testing and Inspection Department, Cartagena, Colombia
Officer in Commission
 Planned, controlled, organized, programmed, managed, and engineered specialized
service needs in the area of Inspection, Analysis and Diagnosis, and Metrology in order
to establish effective processes in shipbuilding and ship repair projects.
Internal Auditor under ISO 9000: Applied the internal audits for obtaining audit
evidence and evaluating objectively to determine the extension to which audit criteria are
fulfilled; specially, in the following areas: Ship Designing, Production (Welding,
Mechanics and Coating), Purchasing, Logistic, Metrology, Continuous Improvement, and
Project Management
Organizational Project Manager: Designed, built, and implemented a Metrology
Laboratory, and designed, built and implemented a Welding School.
Instructor: Instructed courses and developed training to technical and management
personnel of COTECMAR and Colombia National Navy in the following areas:
Nondestructive Testing, Welding Metallurgy, Codes and Standards, Quality Assurance
Systems, Management: Production Control and Projects Management, and Metrology.
3/99 – 12/00
NAVAL BASE ARC “Bolívar” – DETEC, Cartagena, Colombia
Head of the Control Process Division
Established quality plans to maintain Navy shipyard’s production standards; Determined
work schedule to the execution of inspection’s activities in shipbuilding and ship repair
projects; And designed, qualified, and kept welding procedures and welding personnel
according to Classification Society’s standards and AWS (D 1.1).
Promoted to Chief of Testing and Inspection Department of COTECMAR in one year
and nine months.
11/96 – 8/98
SAGER S.A., Bogota, Colombia
Director of Institute
 Prepared and trained a general course on nondestructive testing, welding, and materials;
Provided technical support to all sale team, and customers; and studied new welding
products to be put in Colombian market.
1/96 – 7/96
ECOPETROL, Barrancabermeja, Colombia
Internship - Apprentice Student
 Developed welding procedure specifications and welder qualifications according to
ASME section IX; Prepared GMAW, FCAW and PLASMA CUTTING procedures; and
evaluated production costs for various ECOPETROL projects.
06/95 – 31/95
CIAC S.A.(Colombian Corporation and Industry of Aeronautics), Bogotá, Colombia
Internship - Apprentice Student
 Developed inspection procedure specifications and established an Inspection and
Metrology Laboratory.
Strong strategic thinking and execution abilities, high analytical and problem-solving skills
leading to practical application, outstanding leadership and support role capabilities, excellent
time management, good ability to use creative thinking to produce innovative and high
quality, absolute autonomy and loyalty.
Operating Systems, Windows 2000/XP, Microsoft Office 2003, and Netscape, Explorer 3.0.
LANGUAGES: Fluent in Spanish