Sanjiv Shah,

PRESIDENT AND CEO

EDUCATION/UNIVERSITY:
B.E. (Eng.), MS Univ, India
M.S. (Eng), Uni. Of Akron, Ohio
M.B.A. RPI, New York
Licensed P. E.
CAREER:
  • DIRECTOR OF SUPPLIER QUALITY ASSURANCE, COLLINS & AIKMAN
  • SENIOR APQP MANAGER, TEXTRON
  • SUPERVISORY / APQ / QUALITY EXPERIENCE, ARVIN INDUSTRIES,
  • TECHNICAL SPECIALIST / PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT, FORD MOTOR
  • PRODUCT DESIGN / MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE, ALLIED-SIGNA
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE, EPA - KY
SPECIFIC INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Professionally Certified Engineer and creative quality professional with over 22 years experience in management, procurement, global sourcing, quality systems, project management, engineering, process improvement, , OEM customer interaction, supplier management, and personnel development. 
  • Introduced several business initiatives, reliability indicators, creative cost savings, and, productivity improvement alternatives. Assertive, inquisitive, results oriented, innovative & highly motivated self starter. 
  • Trained in Six Sigma with demonstrated strengths in quality management, planning, written & oral communications, and presentation skills. Proven working skills with both executive management and union employees.
CORE COMPETENCIES
  • QUALITY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT, PROGRAM MANAGER, TEAM LEADER, COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING
  • SIX SIGMA, RESULT ORIENTED, SELF STARTER, CHASSIS, SUSPENSION, DRIVELINE
  • BUDGET MANAGEMENT, EXPERT IN ASIAN SUPPLIRES, PROCESS IMPROVEMENT, CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP, NEW BUSINESS INITIATIVES INITIATE COST REDUCTION IDEAS FLEXIBLE, EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR EXPERIENCE FROM US, ASIA, EUROPE AND SOUTH AMERICA
Language skills:

English, Hindi, Gujrati

Rashmi Zaveri Shah,

CO-OWNER / ACCOUNT PAYABLES-RECEIVABLES / PAY ROLL / OFFICE / HR MANAGER

EDUCATION/UNIVERSITY:
Professionally Certified Office Manager
Undergraduate Uni. Of Illinois Associate Sociology
SPECIFIC INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Creative quality professional with over 7 years experience in management, procurement, manpower management, and personnel development. 
  • Introduced several business initiatives, reliability indicators, creative cost savings, and, productivity improvement alternatives.
  • Assertive, inquisitive, results oriented, innovative & highly motivated self-starter. 
  • Trained to demonstrated strengths in management, planning, written & oral communications, and presentation skills. Proven working skills with both executive management and union employees. 
CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Responsible for all hiring of contract and permanent personnel.
  • Responsible for all account payable and receivable.
  • Manage all taxation aspects of AMBE Engineering, LLC
  • Hire and fire responsibility for all AMBE Engineering personnel.
  • Represent AMBE Engineering to clients as required.
  • Arrange and manage employee travel arrangements, time cards and all other expenses.
  • Provided hands on training to engineers in the travel, time cards and all other aspects.
  • Handle all procurement aspects
Language skills:

English, Hindi, Gujarati.

Gary Schkade,

MANAGING DIRECTOR

EDUCATION/UNIVERSITY:
MBA in International Management
BS in Mechanical Engineering
CAREER:
  • AMBE Engineering, Managing Director, Northville/Michigan
  • SAE International, General Manager, Asia-Pacific, Shanghai/China
  • General Motors, Truck Engineering Resident Manager, Mesa, Arizona
SPECIFIC INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Mr. Schkade has extensive technology-based product development and international experience in the automotive industry. At General Motors for 19 years, he started in product research and progressed through management of product development operations. A cornerstone of his assignments has been the strategic use of objective, systems-based approaches to achieve real world positive business impact.
  • At SAE International for 12 years, he founded their first international subsidiary in China and was responsible for their Asia-Pacific operations. He worked with numerous OEMs and suppliers for consulting and training projects and technical standards development.
CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Developing strategic insights using voice of the customer, scanning and analysis
  • Product and business development using systems-based approaches
  • Results-based multi-cultural relationship building.
  • Technology scouting and strategic roadmapping
  • Team member coaching and development
Language skills:

English

Martin Stadelmeyer,

MANAGING DIRECTOR

EDUCATION/UNIVERSITY:
Bachelor in International Business Administration, Technical University Nuremberg, Germany
CAREER:
  • Daimler AG, Head of Procurement Daimler Trucks & Busses Mexico, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Daimler AG, Head of Procurement and Supplier Quality Mercedes-Benz Cars Mexico, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Daimler AG, Strategic Project Manager “Sprinter” China, Fuzhou, China
  • MBtech Consulting, Senior Associate Procurement and Supply Chain, Stuttgart, Germany
SPECIFIC INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Mr. Stadelmeyer was born and educated in Germany. He started his career Volkswagen Procurement in Germany and China. For the past 12 years he worked for Daimler AG in different functions.
  • Starting at Mbtech Consulting as a Senior Associate on projects in Beijing, Detroit and Stuttgart mainly focused on Localization projects in China.
  • Followed by four years in contributing to the greenfield plant set-up for MB Vans in Fuzhou China. Functions during that time included Localization Director, Strategic project lead for the “Sprinter” in China as well as Turnaround Management.
  • Next he took an assignment in Monterrey, Mexico to increase the Supplier Quality, Logistics and Procurement operations of Mercedes-Benz Cars in Mexico from 5 to 25 employees and establishing a new business model with clear supply chain responsibility for the local staff.
  • His last assignment before joining AMBE Engineering as Managing Director Mexico was to lead Procurement of Daimler Trucks and Bus Mexico.
CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Project Management (planning, budgeting, risk analysis, multi- site project communication, task tracking)
  • Procurement (Setting up und running a world class team, establishing powerful commodity strategies, reducing overall cost to the company)
  • Supplier Quality (Setting up und running a world class team, achieving measurable quality improvements)
Language skills:

English, Spanish, German, Mandarin

Jose Lazcano,

OFFICE MANAGER

EDUCATION/UNIVERSITY:
Mechanical Engineer
Administration and Projects Quality Specialist
CAREER:
  • Grupo Tecnos, Quality Manager, Mexico City
  • MQR, Quality Representative (Support for whole country),Tlalnepantla/Mexico
  • Independent, Quality Commercial Consultant, (Support for whole country) Tlalnepantla/Mexico
  • Collins & Aikman, SQA Engineer, Toluca / Mexico
  • Ford Motor Company, Government Regulations Coordinator, Incoming Quality Manager, Quality Manager, SQA Engineer, Manufacturing Staff Engineer,Manufacturing Process Engineer Sr, Cuautitlan / Mexico
SPECIFIC INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Business Unit, Service & Quality Manager Experience spans more than 30 years in the Automotive Industry (25 years, Ford Motor Company, MQR, Collins & Aikman), and other, Project, Manufacturing Processes and Quality and Manufacturing Assessment.
  • Q1 & ISO9000 Responsible. QOS, Visual Factory, 5S ́s, SMED & SPC. Negotiator, problem solver for the manufacturing systems, FMVSS Specialist. Customer Attention and Service Manager
CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Office Manager, planning, budgeting, contacts developer, collect information for management and consultants, organize and convene consultants, responsible for insurance of members, control of SAT notifications
  • Service Manager, Responsible for Planning, organize and lead a crew of 15 employees to cover Engineering, Service, Warranty, Quality and Customer Satisfaction Areas. Activities with a positive trend and savings for the company.
  • Quality Manager, Create and structure the areas of Quality, Logistics & Lean Manufacturing, prepare the presentation of the section to promote the section ISO/QOS techniques among the group to reinforce the organization to support the upcoming projects, create business links with the different locations where the services are offered.
  • SQA Engineer, Lead suppliers and the Company to reduce PPM index, follow up PPAP basic requirements
  • Process Engineer, Production, Machining Supervisor, Engine Plant
Language skills:

English, Spanish

Eduardo Cartaxo,

MANAGING DIRECTOR

EDUCATION/UNIVERSITY:
MBA Industrial Administration
Graduate in Industrial Electronics Engineering
CAREER:
  • AMBE Engineering, South America Office Manager, Curitiba/PR/BR
  • Taxon Technology, Operations Manager, Curitiba/PR/BR
  • SMP - Peguform, JIT Assembly Manager, São José dos Pinhais/PR/BR
  • SMP - Peguform, Industrial Engineering Manager, São José dos Pinhais/PR/BR
  • SMP - Peguform, Lean Manufacturing Manager, São José dos Pinhais/PR/BR
  • Tritec Motors, Lean Manufacturing Coordinator, Campo Largo, PR/BR
  • Siemens Telecom, Industrial Engineer, Curitiba/PR/BR
SPECIFIC INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Industrial Electronic Engineer, with MBA in Industrial Administration and Project Management. With over than 25 years of experience in Lean / 6 Sigma, Supply Chain and Operations, worked mainly on projects at automotive industry, related to reduction of inventory, lead time, scrap and costs, with improvement of performance and quality.
  • Wide approach on relevant issues from receiving dock till shipping dock, considering the characteristics of customers’ demand and constrains of supply chain.
  • Solution provider oriented toward self-managing, quick implementation, self-sustaining, waste free, minimal investment and high involvement of functional teams.
  • Delivered several projects in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, USA, Belgium, France, Germany and Russia.
  • CORE COMPETENCIES
    • Root Cause Identification and problem Solving,
    • Waste Reduction
    • Value Stream Mapping specialist
    • TPS specialist: 5S, Kanban, Kayzen, SMED, KPI, SWI, A3, OEE, …
    • Industrial Layout design and optimization
    • Lean Enterprise design and Implementation (Lean Manufacturing / 6 Sigma)
    • Industrial Engineering Management – TPS environment
    • Production Management - Just in Time Production
    • Industrial Logistics - Pull System implementation (JIT)
    • Industrial Logistics – Optimization of Production Scheduling (PCP)
    • Team Building – High performance and self-managed team’s development
    Language skills:

    Portuguese, English, Spanish

Samir Shah,

MANAGING DIRECTOR, LEAD - INDIA & ASIA REGION

EDUCATION/UNIVERSITY:
University: B.E. Chemical, Bangalore University
CAREER:
  • 1997-2017 Harsh & Vardhan Impex Pvt Ltd, Managing Director,Mumbai, India
  • 1991-1996 Pentokey Organy (India) Ltd, Executive – Business Development, Mumbai India
  • 1985-1991 Rallis India Ltd, Manager Production, Thane, India.
SPECIFIC INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Currently, Exclusive Petrochemicals Product / Project development work is on with Global Fortune 500 Co based in India, for local market. Also Clean Energy Project including Fuel from Bagasse and Solar energy Development project is being explored with Global and Indian Partners for local market.
  • Successfully promoted Ambe Eng. project with RANE India – TRW JV partner during 2014.
  • Since 1997 Imports & Exports of Chemicals, Exclusive Product / Project Development with Global Fortune 500 Companies AND Distribution – Local & International. Ongoing business with reputed Companies located at Germany, UK, Spain, Netherland, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, South Africa & Malaysia.
  • Mr. Shah was born and educated in India. He worked for 7 years in Rallis India Ltd (Agrochemical) as Manager Production & Formulation before moving to Pentokey Organy (India) Ltd, in 1991as part of promoter group. He has been in leadership roles since then focusing on Project Execution, Erection, Commissioning, Commercial Production and Raw-Material sourcing of Acetic Acid and Ethyl Acetate. He successfully handled company’s legal matters and revival of company’s operations.
CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Project Management (planning, budgeting, risk analysis, multi- site project communication, task tracking ...)
  • Product and process design, production concept, layout Industrialization, process design, production concept
Language skills:

English, Hindi, Gujarati

Stephan Jegl,

MANAGING DIRECTOR

EDUCATION/UNIVERSITY:
Master of Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau), RWTH Aachen, Germany
CAREER:
  • 2008-2016 Marquardt GmbH, Germany
  • 2001-2008 ArvinMeritor LVS (Inteva), France
  • 1999-2001 Hella France
  • 1997-1999 Peguform (SMP), France
  • SPECIFIC INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
    • 10 years of Warranty Management
    • 10 years of Program Management
    • Automotive System Suppliers
    CORE COMPETENCIES
    • Root Cause Analysis and Problem Solving
    • Incident and Claim Management
    • Warranty Management and Process Optimization
    • Field Failure Analysis according VDA and AIAG
    • No-Trouble-Found Investigation
    • Warranty Data Analysis
    • Mechanics, Mechatronics, Electronics, Injection Molding, Assembly
    • Team Building
    Language skills:

    German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech

Richard L. Smith,

PROJECT MANAGER

EDUCATION/UNIVERSITY:
MBA, Michigan State University
CAREER:
  • Kautex/Textron, Program Manager, Troy, Michigan
  • Cooper Standard Automotive, Program Manager, Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • Siebe Fluid Systems, Business Unit Manager, Auburn Hills, Michigan
SPECIFIC INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • 25 years Program Management experience, PMI trained Automotive, medical/laboratory furnishings, plastics, and consumer products industries served with international exposure and experience.
  • Success leading cross functional teams across varying geography and product lines .
  • Stay current with industry practice and literature .
  • Project focused and keep team(s) engaged with customer statement of requirement(s) .
  • Believe in rewarding risk taking within the context of maximizing customer satisfaction.
  • CORE COMPETENCIES
    • Project Management (PMI and AIAG methodologies)
    • Focus is time/cost/quality
    • Understand and can deliver on project management’s role in profit maximization for the firm
    • Can excel in functional/matrix/projectized organizations
    • Key strengths – communication, coordination, teamwork
    Language skills:

    English