Hugh Henderson offers twenty-eight years of global industry
experience dealing with over 1,000 manufacturers and service providers, as well
as more than 450 foreign agents and distributors in 49 countries. He started
and operated offices in Australia, Kuwait, Mexico, Peru, the
U.S. and Venezuela and managed a leading distribution company in Peru, developing
over 60% market share. President of HCI Corp., 1986 to present, acting as "Consulting
Director - International Marketing" to over thirty-five leading manufacturers,
both large and small, including General Electric, W.R. Grace, Southern States,
Clean Water Engineers and Graham-White Machinery. His experience in ten industries
includes industrial equipment, environmental services, scientific and medical
equipment, chemicals, plastics, food and beverage, and biotechnology.
As President of Henderson Chemicals Inc., 1979-1986, his company was selected
in 1980 by the world's largest oil company (ARAMCO) as the exclusive purchasing
agent for LDV contracts for Chemicals and Scientific Equipment. Mr. Henderson
also served other oil companies including Shell Oil, Bariven, YPF Argentina,
YPF Bolivia, Petroleos Del Peru, Kuwait Oil Company and others. He has acted as
Project Manager, Agent or Export Manager for over thirty other leading U.S. and
multinational companies, from 1978 to 1986, including Airco, Akzo Chemie,
Bayer, Exxon, Harshaw, ICI-Brazil, Monsanto, National Medical Enterprises and
Sherwin Williams. Mr. Henderson focused primarily on import-export markets
and/or operations in nineteen countries including Mexico, Argentina and
As President of Henderson Chemicals Inc., 1979-1986, his company was selected in 1980 by the world's largest oil company (ARAMCO) as the exclusive purchasing agent for LDV contracts for Chemicals and Scientific Equipment. Mr. Henderson also served other oil companies including Shell Oil, Bariven, YPF Argentina, YPF Bolivia, Petroleos Del Peru, Kuwait Oil Company and others. He has acted as Project Manager, Agent or Export Manager for over thirty other leading U.S. and multinational companies, from 1978 to 1986, including Airco, Akzo Chemie, Bayer, Exxon, Harshaw, ICI-Brazil, Monsanto, National Medical Enterprises and Sherwin Williams. Mr. Henderson focused primarily on import-export markets and/or operations in nineteen countries including Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela.
MARIO GONZALEZ PAULLADA
Director Of Technology
Gonzalez brings 31 years in Management Consulting to the HCI team. He is
of the leaders in Latin America for Productivity Management. For 18 years
Mario worked with Norris & Elliott, the oldest and largest Management
Consulting firm in Mexico, as Consultant, Supervisor and Vice President.
Gonzalez worked as a consultant for 9 years in Productivity Programs for
USAID in Latin America and 4 years as a Management Consultant for Iberica
Bedaux, Mexico becoming a leading Latin American productivity expert.
As professor at the Universidad Ibero Americana, Mario has taught Methods
Engineering and Work Measurement and at the Universidad Panamericana he has taught Work Studies and Production Planning and Control. He is currently
HCI-Mexico's Director of Engineering Projects as well as President of the
Entrepreneurial Promotion and Training Center (CEPSE) and is serving as a
board member of the Mexico Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
Supply Chain Director
Roberto Zúñiga & Company. Partner and General Manager
of U.S. office of the
Mexican customs broker Caballero, Zúñiga y Cia., S.C. which handles the
exports to Mexico for multinational firms as Caterpillar Tractor, Timken
Roller Bearing and others.
Handled personally multinational firms including Ford Motor Co., Kimberly
Clark, Minnesota Mining, Firestone Tire, Union Carbide and several others,
during a period of over thirty years, first as Traffic Manager, then as a
Partner and later as CEO.
Over 45 years designing logistics systems in Latin America with major U.S.
multinationals.Developed first computer programming in Cobol for use with
Mexican Customs entry form, as well as other internal procedures.
DR. RAYMUNDO DÁVALOS-SOTELO
Wood Performance Specialist
From 1979-1988 Mr. Davalos-Sotelo worked with the National Institute or Research on Biotical Resources (INIREB) in research, analysis and design of wood structures, and general wood science in the technology laboratory. From 1990-2003 he acted as Project Leader and Researcher in the Technological Characterization of Mexican Woods and Forest Products in the Forest Conservation Department, Instituto de Ecología, A.C. From 1998-2003 he was the Head of the Natural Resources Division.
He has taught over twenty undergraduate and graduate courses on Wood Science and Technology, Design of Timber Structures, Strength of Materials and Matrix Structural Analysis in Mexico and Honduras.
Mr. Davalos-Sotelo has written twenty-six papers for various periodicals
and journals on topics including stress grading, physical and mechanical properties
of wood, standardization, building codes, design of timber structures and
technological characterization of woods. His expertise has also gone into
thirty-two papers for national and international meetings of Congress. He
is the author of five national standards on stress grading, standard sizes,
performance standards, plywood grading, mechanical properties of plywood,
the coauthor of the Mexican Building Code for Timber Structures (LRFD Method),
versions 1987 and 2003, and has participated in the writing of nine more national
standards and one draft of an American pre-standard.
MANUEL EDGARDO ELORZA WERSHOFFEN, Arch.
Wood Construction Specialist
Mr. Wershoffen has been in the wood-construction industry since 1967 when he started work as a draftsman specializing in Prefabricated Building Systems. After receiving his BS in Architecture at the National University of Mexico in 1971, he supervised the construction of New Population Centers for the Angostura Program. From 1973-1977 he was the Chief of Architectural Department, Fideicomiso Cdad, and from 1977-1992 he worked in research, analysis and design with wood, housing and characteristics of different kinds of woods and wood Products at the National Forest Research Institute. From 1986-2004 he also acted as General Manager in the National Council for Wood Construction.
Mr. Wershoffen joined HCI in 2003 as the Director of wood construction technology
in our Mexico office. He has also taught Architecture for thirty years at
the National University of Mexico and has also given seminars in Havana, Cuba,
Sao Paulo, Brazil, Quito, Ecuador, Alberta, Canada and at various Universities
SANDRA K. YATSKO
Project Coordinator - HCI-Mexico
Ms. Yatsko is a client-oriented marketing and research professional with ten years experience in the Microfinance, Information Technology (IT), Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and healthcare industries.
COL. CHARLES E. SNYDER
Supply Chain Consultant, analyzes domestic, international and multi-national
business logistics and supply chain operations. Formulates viable business
process and infrastructure improvement recommendations.
Established major corporation long-term contract relationships for Supra
Data Systems with CSC, Litton/PRC, Northrop Grumman, and others. As
Logistics and Technical Services Project Manager, WGA (now Innolog), managed
development of ITAR sensitive, restricted technology, logistics data and
technical documentation for prime contractors' manufacturing lines for
exportable: anti-submarine warfare, digital data links, modems and digital
signal processors, submarine systems, torpedo decoy, and torpedo defense
As Program Manager, FEL Corporation (formerly Frequency Engineering
Laboratories), for ITAR sensitive, restricted technology, logistics data,
and documentation subcontracts and information products supporting multiple
electronic manufacturing lines.
As Deputy Commander (Vice President, Operations equivalent) of a
multinational logistics services organization in Sinai, Egypt. As Defense
Logistics Agency Technical Programs Manager managed the logistics support
and standardization programs for multiple line DoD contracting and
purchasing activity with a $4.6 billion annual procurement volume.
As Defense Logistics Agency Program Manager, conceived, developed,
implemented and managed Agency engineers and scientists operating the lead
Defense Hazardous Materials Minimization Program specifically targeted to
acquisition requirements. Co-managed the prototyping and development of
CD-ROM Defense Hazardous Materials Information System to account for and
handle hazardous materials and wastes. Developed and managed hands-on,
embedded and regionally distributed training for systems applications and
Reserve Forces organizations. Managed the curriculum and training facilities
development for mini- and micro-computer logistics management tactical
M.S. Management/Logistics (MBA equivalent), Florida Institute of Technology;
B.S. Science Education, Virginia Polytechnic and State University; Defense
Logistics Executive Development Course; Defense Institute of Security
Assistance Management; Defense Language Institute; U.S. Army Command and
General Staff College; and numerous other courses. Previous TS-SBI/SCI,
recent Secret DoD clearance; post-graduate studies toward PhD; member:
Society of Logistics Engineers;
DOROTHY RIDDLE, Ph D
Dr. Riddle is an experienced international certified management consultant,
and Registered ISO 9000 Specialist. Over the past 22 years, she has worked
in over 30 developed and developing countries.
Dr. Riddle has had twenty years of professional experience in the area of
health care delivery. She has served as President of Group Health of Arizona
(a health maintenance organization) and as Chief Psychologist at Marana
Community Clinic. She has assisted at the management level with the
integration of services from disparate specialties (medicine, radiology,
pathology, pharmacy, mental health), including the design of supporting
information systems to provide "seamless service" to the client.
Dr. Riddle is one of Canada's three private sector representatives to the
APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and Co-Chaired ABAC for 1996. She is the founding Chair of the Services' Exporters Committee of the Canadian
Exporters' Association, and has chaired the Working Group on Exporter
Competitiveness of DFAIT's Task Force on International Business Development (International Trade Advisory Committee). She has been appointed to the Business Services SAGIT (Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade).
Dr. Riddle serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Certified
Management Consultants of Canada (ICMCC) and chairs its ISO 9000 Standing Committee. She also serves on the Governing Board of the Institute of
Certified Management Consultants of British Columbia. She has served on the
editorial boards of Journal of Services Marketing and International Journal
of Service Industries Management, and is a member of Statistic Canada's
Advisory Committee on Services Statistics.
Dr. Riddle holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from University of Colorado, an
M.B.A. from University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from Duke University.
RONALD C. ANDERSON, Ph D
Mr. Anderson was the General Manager for Schlumberger GECO-Prakla from 1990
until 1992 in Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay, responsible for the
southern tier countries of Latin America with over 600 employees.
Previously, he led a project implementing technical monitoring systems for
both operation and asset control, doing extensive international travel to
oversee implementation and development of systems.
He acted as the General Manager of Schlumberger Ltd., South Aftica,
1988-1989, and held full profit and loss authority with over 200 employees.
In Paris, France from 1987 to 1988, Mr Anderson provided operations,
financial, and technical consulting services to Schlumberger subsidiaries
located in Europe and Africa. He is proficient in both French and Spanish
HCI Supply Chain Optimization Consultants offer 24 years of hands-on experience to successfully streamline your entire business operation.