Experience in the Oil and Fats Industry
Consultant specializing in industrial and agricultural process of Palm Oil: Extraction, Refining and Oleo Chemicals. Development Oil Palm Projects for small and large scale farmers.
-NEDOIL. SIERRA LEONA (África), OIL palm project. 2009-2010. Lead a 7 person team for a feasibility study for a complete development agro-industrial project in Sierra Leone. Planting 40.000 has of oil palm with partial irrigation. Includes two mills (palm oil extraction plants) of 90 ton/hr. As well as an electricity facility plant with turbo steam generators fueled by biomass and biogas boilers; including an electrical high tension grid extending 60 km feeding villages and Lungi International Airport. Project also includes development of a port for the exportation of oil and import the fertilizer. The project considers the direct employment of 7.000 employees.
-EXPORTACIONES CALA Y BLANCO. Costa Rica. 2000-present. Owner & President, Company specializing in the mixing and homogenization of oils and fats for the animal feeding industry. Responsible for the overall industrial and administrative operations. Company currently employees 25 persons with annual revenues of USD $3 million.
-FEDEPALMA. Colombia. 2008 and 2005. Responsible for four seminars a week in Colombia (found in areas of oil palm). Training seminars focused on the book "Modern Process Plant Palm Oil extraction" ("Modern Processes in Palm Oil Mills.") Co-author with G. Bernal. FEDEPALMA. Colombia. February 2005: Co-author on the translation, publishing, editing and technical complementation, one-week seminars in Colombia of the book entitled "Overview of the Process of Oil Palm" ("Description of the process of palm oil" ) by Noel Wambeck.
-ACCIONA BIOCOMBUSTIBLES S.A.subsidiary of Acciona SA Spain. (2006 to 2008). Served as a consultant and adviser in possible Oil Palm development and agro-industrial projects in nine Central and South American countries. Responsible for country selection, investment opportunities, and areas for crop developments. As well as writing and implementing business plans.
-CIPA R.L. Costa Rica. 1997 to 1999 and 2007. Technical Adviser for the assembly of a 15 ton FFB / hr, the palm oil mill located in Puntarenas.
-COOPERATIVA DE PRODUCTORES DE PALMA ACEITERA R.L. (COOPEAGROPAL) Costa Rica. 1997- 2000. Company formed by small farmers with fields of between 6 and 20 hectares of oil palm. He served as: - Director of Strategic Alliances (November 1999-August 2000) - General Manager (August 1997-October 1999)
-INTER AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (1977–1982 and 1987-1997).
-AGROINDUSTRIAL DE COTO SUR PROJECT, Costa Rica. (1987-1997).
Loan: 196 IC-CR International Consultant IDB
Executive Director Project Unit
Project cost USD $ 54 million
Developed area: 5,100 hectares divided into units of Agrarian Reform
Target population: 1900 small farmers. Director of the project. Establishing a total of 5100 hectares of oil palm. Responsible for plant construction and operation of extraction of palm oil with a capacity of 25 tons / hour, as well as palm oil refinery with a capacity of 90 tonnes per day. Infrastructure project included the construction of 270 kilometers of roads, 240 km of sewers and 65 bridges.
-BAJO AGUAN PROJECT, Honduras. (1977 - 1982). Loan 479 SF / HO
International Consultant IDB
Project cost USD $ 30 million
Developed area: 11,000 hectares divided into 55 cooperatives Director of the project. Project benefited 55 cooperatives, establishing a total of 11,000 hectares of oil palm. Responsible for the construction and operation of five palm oil mills with a capacity of 6, 6, 15, 20, 15 tons / hour, respectively.
-COAPALMA. Honduras. (1983-1985). General Manager. Agro-industrial cooperative composed by 55 cooperatives related with oil palm plantations and 3 Palm Oil Mills of 20, 15 and 15, RFF ton / Hr respectively.
-CONSULTECNICA. Bogotá, Colombia. 1976-1977. Technical Director. Technical Supervisor for the assembly of palm oil mills. Technical Assistance in 22 palm oil mills in Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, including design and initial startup of new mills.
-AGRICULTURAL MONTERREY . Colombia. 1973-1975. Oil Palm Mil Technical Manager
-FADALTEC S.A. Colombia. 1970-1973. Maintenance Manager and Production Manager.
-INDUSPALMA. Dominican Republic. 2008. Expansion of Palm Oil Plant 22-30 ton / hr including installation of additional equipment, and a cogeneration system using solid biomass or boiler up to 32 bar pressure.
-PALCASA. USA. 2008. Technical assessment of the palm oil mill and plantation of PALMAR DEL RIO, Ecuador.
-CONSULTÉCNICA, Colombia. 2007. Technical direction of the assembly and commissioning of an oil palm mill in Coto Sur, Costa Rica, owned by CIPA.
-BANCO HSBC. Costa Rica. July 2002-present. Consultant. Various projects consisting in the valuation of companies: Fertica S.A. in 2002, re-valuation in 2004. Quivel S.A. Alajuela, external consultant in the certification of the assembly. Technical assistance in the closure of the Alimentos PRO plant.
-AQUAPLASTICA S.A. Dominican Republic. 2002. Feasibility study for the installation of production facilities in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.
-INASCA. Dominican Republic. February to August 2001. Technical consulting for selection and subsequent installation of a palm oil refinery.
-INDUSPALMA. Dominican Republic. November 2002 - November 2007. Responsible for a technical study that gave rise to an increase in the effectiveness of two oil extraction plants.
-COMME IL FAUT–CODINA S.A. Haití. November 2000 - December 2001. Consultant. Head of international marketing study in Central America, Colombia and Mexico, for later import and export of goods to and from Haiti.
-BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICA. Costa Rica. February 2000 and January 2008. Responsible for the evaluation of a research study of the strategic convergence of the palm oil and petroleum chemical industry equipment and reuse of palm oil extraction and refining.
-AGENCIA INTERNACIONAL DE DESARROLLO (AID). USA. 1995. Consultant. Responsible for the installation of an extraction plant palm oil for Oikos Corporation in Ecuador, with a capacity of 30 tons of fruit per hour.
-VARIOUS PALM OIL PROJECTS. 1984. Consultant. Varying degrees of consulting on the manufacture, installation and marketing to private companies in Colombia, Panama, Honduras and Guatemala.
-CONSULTANT OIL PALM. Honduras. 1986-1987. Agro industrial and Infrastructure aspects simultaneously in the following Companies: CAICESA, AGROINVASA and oilseeds Agro Industrial S. A.
-BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICA 2008 1. Evaluation of four plants owned Coopeagropal: Palm oil mill refinery, fractionation and finished products. 2. Technical feasibility study conceptualization: for the construction of palm oil mill PALMATEC. Costa Rica.
-BANCO HSBC. Costa Rica. July 2002 to present. Consultant. Various projects consisting in the valuation of companies: Fertica S.A. in 2002, re-valuation in 2004. Quivel S.A. Alajuela, external consultant in the Certification of the Assembly advance in Quivel. Technical Assistance in the closure of the Alimentos PRO plant.
-COOPEAGROPAL. Costa Rica. 1996. Valuation of a 25 ton/hour palm oil mill located in Laurel, Costa Rica.
-HONDUPALMA. Honduras 1996. He did the valuation of a 25 ton/hour palm oil extracting plant.
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