Chief Operation manager, with more than 18 years of management experience in the banana agro-industry. Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve complex operational problems; conducted the productivity and environmental affairs for Turnbull Farm, with company oversight, committed to cost-effective management of resources and quality performance (Red Carpet policy). The academic training received and my professional performance has allowed me to build a project of life characterized by the ethics, responsibility, respect for differences, that leads to a dignified treatment, toward others, the society and the institution to which I came to serve. I have conceptual clarity and skills for the structuring and project leadership, team work and the management of interpersonal relations. I have continued interest to upgrade professionally.
_Produce drawings for new construction projects. They specialize in residential buildings.
Management experience (18 yrs.) in the Banana Agribusiness industry. _Responsible for the vision, strategic plan and goals of the business. _Possess strong analytical thinking skills to solve complex operational problems. _Responsible for the planning and controlling of fruit production, harvest and fruit packaging; productivity and environmental affairs of the Banana fruit farms. _Managing quality performance (or Red carpet policy) for US. and EU. exports. _Overall responsibility for the financial success of the business; committed to cost-effective management of resources. _Setting and reviewing budgets and managing cost. _Overseeing inventory, distribution of goods and facility layout. _Handles external relations with lenders, community leaders and vendors. _Researching new technologies and alternative methods of efficiency.
_Contract Negotiation: Banana Fruit Purchase agreement; 15-year Contract with world's largest banana grower, Chiquita Brands, of sale of banana fruit.
_Oversaw translation of contract documents that deal with Minerals and Mining negotiations of Global international copmanies. Writing is exact and technical, seeking to precisely define legally binding rights and duties.
_Advanced Wireless Gateway Tech - Agent ( Level - Tier 2; bilingual crew (Spanish & English); 8 – months employee for Xfinity - Comcast Co. (Computer and Internet Skills).
*High School Studies: Escuela Internacional Sampedrana (EIS.) – 9-12 grades – (1976-1980).
**Arcology Workshop. Contributed in the building of Arcosanti, during summer of 1986, as a workshop participant. Arcosanti is a projected experimental town; with a molten bronze bell casting business in Yavapai County, central Arizona, 70 mi north of Phoenix. Worked under Italian-American architect, Paolo Soleri; he began the construction in 1970; the goal of Arcosanti is to explore the concept of Arcology, which combines architecture and ecology, to demonstrate how urban conditions could be improved while minimizing the destructive impact on the earth.
Newcomb College –1980-1982. Liberal arts studies in subjects such as literature, philosophy, mathematics, and social and physical science.
_ECO-O.K process Improvement program. Adopts the philosophy of what is good for the environment, is good for our business. Created new departmental procedures manual and assessed organizational training needs, to incorporate organic farm practices to meet certification standards on banana farms operations. The Rainforest Alliance (for U.S. exports) and GLOBALGAP (previously named EuroGAP or European Good Agricultural Practices for E.U. exports) standards helped banana producers to comply with U.S. & European wide accepted criteria for food safety, sustainable production methods, worker and animal welfare, and responsible use of water, compound feed and plant propagation materials; as well as establishing Good Agricultural Practices between multiple retailers, suppliers and producers. For example:
1. Regulate chemical pesticide use, fungicides and high levels of fertilizers.
2. Management of plastic and organic waste. (Recycle the large (blue\white) pinhole plastic bags used to cover bunches of ripening bananas)
3. Promote forest conservation (protect forest preserves, ban clear-cutting of primary rain forests, plant buffer zones of trees along waterways to control erosion and provide wildlife habitat.)
4. Improve facilities for farm workers, use of safety equipment and training for personnel, health checkups, and appropriate housing.
5. Conservation and responsible use of water.
_Leadership Role: Served as a key contributing member of Leadership team: participated with APROBANAH (Association of National Banana Producers of Honduras); dealt on matters of tax exemption and productivity incentives [Exencion fiscal del pago de impuestos de Importacion & Ley de Incentivos a la Producción Bananera del Gobierno de la Republica de Honduras. (Export tax breaks)]; also represented the national banana guild, with the Consejo Nacional del Banano (National Banana council of the Republic Honduras).
Member of CCIC - The Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Corté (La Cámara de Comercio e Industrias de Cortés).
_Honduran Underwater Group (H.U.G.) Diver for 6 years(432 recreational dives.) PADI Certified: Basic Open Water, Advance Open Water, Rescue Diver (General first Aid training).
_Local tennis club. Mix up social with physical activity.
_Art & Painting: I am in a happy position of painting purely for pleasure. "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his mind is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist."
_Aerial Photography: Then and Now pictures for Agricultural and Architecture analysis; to generate aerial maps of flooded areas; irrigation patterns , and assessment of crop condition and disease; to record construction progress over a period of time, land use, conservation work and tourism.
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