Your New Manufacturing Team
Seattle - Tijuana - San Diego - Mexico City
Eric Rasmussen, MD, MDM, FACP
Dr. Rasmussen is a medical doctor and the Managing Director at IHS.
Most recently Vice-President for Humanitarian Systems at AccessAgility, Dr. Rasmussen and his IHS teammates took the Humanitarian Systems Group at AccessAgility independent in 2012. His other positions include Instructor in Disaster Management at the National Institute for Disaster Prevention in Beijing, China, as Research Professor for Environmental Security and Global Medicine at San Diego State University, and as an Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington.
Dr. Rasmussen retired in 2010 as President and Chief Executive Officer of InSTEDD, a Google-founded NGO specializing in humanitarian support through technology and education. Before his selection as CEO of InSTEDD, Dr. Rasmussen had spent 25 years on active duty with the US Navy, including more than 15 deployments to multiple natural disasters and three wars. On his Navy retirement he was both Chairman of the Department of Medicine within the Navy hospital near Seattle, Washington, and Special Advisor in Humanitarian Informatics for the US Office of the Secretary of Defense.
He has been a Principal Investigator for both the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and for the National Science Foundation, and he sits on several boards, including the National Academy of Science’s Committee on Grand Challenges in International Development.
Daniel is a professional business consultant and a Director at Innovatio. He speaks four languages (English, Spanish, French and Italian) and has worked extensively in each of the countries of North America, with a little additional education in Europe.
Throughout his consulting career in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, Daniel has promoted the pragmatic incorporation of sustainability principles into every aspect of business. Those principles include the Triple Bottom Line, the social business principles of Muhammed Yunus, and the insights found within the Case Studies of the Harvard Business Review, IDEO's Human Centered Design process, and the Rocky Mountain Institute's publications on natural capitalism, radical efficiency, and resource optimization. His educational focus has been International Business for most of a decade, and with his efficiency perspective and broad experience, he has helped more than a dozen companies strengthen their value chain in Mexico by optimizing every aspect of their workflow - including the exceptional care of their employees.
Daniel, with his team at Innovatio, has found exceptional value in organizing strategic industrial events for companies in Mexico. Those events, managed by Innovatio, have helped form collaborative networks through several industries and encourage the adoption of Best Practices across multiple sectors. His personal goal is ensuring that the Total Cost of Manufacturing with his socially-responsible partner companies is lower, and more rewarding for everyone in the equation, than any other manufacturing site on the globe.
Alex Hatoum, MHS
Alex is the Vice-President of IHS for Latin America and the Caribbean. A native speaker of the four major languages spoken throughout the Americas (English, Spanish, Portuguese and French), Alex has traveled extensively and lived throughout North and South America.
Before his work at IHS Alex was in the United States Army specializing in information flow. He is also a graduate of the Master’s Program in Homeland Security in San Diego, a former member of the US Marshals Service (USM) Violent Crimes Task Force, and has worked on several cross border projects for the US Government. Alex was also part of the team that created the first federally recognized forensic pathology graduate training program within Mexico.
Marco Santelices is the CEO of Innovatio and the former Director of Science and Technology for the Governor of Baja California. In his former government position he was responsible for the evaluation of more than 300 manufacturing facilities from Mexicali to the Pacific Ocean, gaining a remarkable exposure to manufacturing techniques and processes within companies from Sweden to Singapore. He has brought those five years of intense experience into his current position as CEO for Innovatio. Under his guidance Innovatio has developed several business lines fostering manufacturing innovation and technological creativity through every part of the value chain. With more than two decades of experience developing investment projects in Mexico from around the world, Marco understands manufacturing requirements and has the ability and resources to solve even the most difficult design and fabrication issues. His knowledge and his networks have together allowed Innovatio to create a uniquely efficient pathway for companies entering Mexico for manufacturing.
Marco is particularly interested in the promotion of clean and sustainable technology, especially from early-stage innovators. The countries of Latin America are ready to move ahead in that market, becoming early adopters of low-carbon, cradle-to-cradle, high-utility, low-waste goods - plus the value found in the many support services those goods may generate. Innovatio will be leading that initiative, selecting high-quality inventions and supporting them at every production step, including design, manufacturing, assembly, shipping and distribution, marketing, and sales. Additionally, Innovatio will be creating aggressive business opportunities through incentives, exceptional resource guidance, policy and legislation support, critical infrastructure strengthening, and corporate consulting on every aspect of effective, responsible manufacturing. Innovatio intends to set the global standard for Socially Responsible Manufacturing and Mr. Santelices will be ensuring that goal is achieved.