Past Education

  • MSc Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2003
  • MBA, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2003
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering, National Polytechnic School, Quito, Ecuador, 1999

Presentations/Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Naranjo, Fernando, “Business trends in the Ecuadorian automotive sector”, Annual Inauguration Ceremony - School of Management Sciences, Ambato Technical University, Ambato, Ecuador, April 2015.
  • Naranjo, Fernando, “Successful results improving working environments”, Annual Meeting: Best Management practices in local companies, Catholic University of Ecuador, Ambato, Ecuador, June 2009.
  • Naranjo, Fernando, “Practical statistical applications in manufacturing firms”, Annual Meeting: Statistics applied into the corporate world, Catholic University of Ecuador, Ambato, Ecuador, January 2007.
  • Naranjo, Fernando, “The future of the South American Textile Industry”, Annual Meeting: International Cotton Advisory Committee ICAC´s 65th Plenary Meeting, Goiania, Brazil, September 2006.

Technical Reports (Industry - Academic)

  • “Six Sigma Project: Improving the process of dyeing on blue canvas of the Dyeing section of TEIMSA”, TEIMSA, March 2009.
  • “Mechanical Engineering study: Analysis of the elements of the tensioning of the towers of the Juan Leon Mera bridge”, City Government, Mayo 2008.
  • “Analysis of expansion projects of TEIMSA”, TEIMSA, October 2007.
  • “Design and implementation of an HVAC system for the Weaving section of TEIMSA”, TEIMSA, September 2006.
  • “Design and implementation of the expansion of the Dyeing section of TEIMSA”, TEIMSA, February 2005.
  • “Study and Optimization of the Distribution Network of PISA”, GeorgiaTech, December 2003.
  • “Brazil, Country Risk Analysis and the Textile Sector” with Harari, Meerendonk, Sommers, Zhang, Georgia Tech, April 2003.
  • “An optimization study on TEIMSA” with Castro, Ruiz, Georgia Tech, November 2001.
  • “Expansion of the Spinning section of TEIMSA”, TEIMSA, November 2000.
  • “Study and design of an HVAC system for the Weaving section of TEIMSA” with Castillo, TEIMSA, January 1999.

Relevant Professional Experience

Professional Experience

  • General Manager, UTA EP, Ambato Technical University-Public Enterprise, Ambato, Ecuador, 2015-2016.
  • General Manager, ASSA General Motors Dealer, Ambato, Ecuador, 2010-2015.
  • Founder and Managing Director, Texsaro, Cotton Textile Manufacturer, Ambato, Ecuador, 2009-2010
  • Director Of Operations-Plant Manager, Teimsa, Cotton Textile Manufacturer, Ambato, Ecuador, 1999-2009
  • Supply Chain Management Intern, Sara Lee Intimate Apparel, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, 2003.

Teaching Experience

  • Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Graduate School, Ambato Technical University, Ambato, Ecuador, 2015-2016.
  • Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Undergraduate School, Ambato Technical University, Ambato, Ecuador, 2015-2016.
  • Professor, Industrial Design School, Catholic University of Ecuador, Ambato, Ecuador, 2004-2006, 1999-2000.
  • Professor, Food Engineering School, Ambato Technical University, Ambato, Ecuador, 2000-2001.

Other Activities

  • Board of Directors: General Motors Ecuador, Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce, National Textile Association.
  • Languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian.
  • Sports: Soccer. (MVP of several competitive leagues).

Selected Awards and Honours

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Western University, Canada, 2016-2019.
  • Fulbright Scholarship, US Secretary of State, USA, 2001-2003.
  • Science & Technology Foundation Scholarship, Ecuadorian Government, 2001-2003.
  • Operations Management Society President, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 2003.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, National Polytechnic School, Ecuador, 1999.
  • Venture Capital Investors Private Scholarship, 1991-1992.