Alejandro Ortega

Alejandro is an FTE Sr Advisor who specializes as a Sr Quality Engineer with over two decades of extensive experience in the automotive industry, specializing in areas such as quality, product engineering, and continuous improvement. Recognized for leadership, proactive problem-solving, and dedication to customer service, He possess strong analytical skills, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures. Bilingual in English and Spanish, while bringing a track record of success and proficiency in a wide range of methodologies and tools, from Red X and Lean manufacturing to statistical analysis and ISO standards.

Notable experience and accomplishments:

  • Led Mexico Operations for an automotive company, overseeing business development and operations for testing IC engines and EV electrification.
  • Achievements include meeting schedules in time, cost, and quality for engine tests, maintaining successful partnerships with major OEMs (Stellantis and GM), Spearheading the development of new businesses in electrification.
  • As a consultant, diagnosed current situations, developed implementation plans for quality improvements, and successfully increased production by 20% on gasoline engine valve production lines.
  • Eliminated excess costs of $2 million for charter flights to customers.
  • Served as the Quality and Product Integrity Manager at FCA Automobiles Pentastar Gasoline Engine Plant, managing the quality system and following up on internal and external quality indicators. Implemented the quality department for a new plant, achieving a 5% improvement in guarantees and resulting in annual savings of over $100K.
  • Implemented a system for monitoring and improvement of guarantees at FCA, achieving a 5% improvement and saving more than $100K per year.

Prior to consulting, held various roles at Android Industries for five years, contributing to lean manufacturing, program management, and engineering. At General Motors, Alejandro served as a tooling engineer and lean coordinator, gaining insights from “Vision” trips to NUMMI Assembly Plant. Progressing to become a production supervisor at the Detroit/Hamtramck Cadillac Assembly Plant, he established a solid foundation in lean manufacturing and the Toyota Production System.

Alejandro holds a Master’s Degree in Quality and Mechanical Electrical Engineering. Additionally, he possess diplomas in Industrial Engineering and Finance and certifications in Shining Black Belt, Red X, and various methodologies like Lean, DFS, and statistics.