About Ernesto Garcia
Ernesto Luis Garcia Contreras has ample expertise in delivering value through applied process improvement, optimization, and statistics. Ernesto has consulted and supported many large and small organizations in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.
In the academic field, Ernesto has taught quality engineering, linear algebra, mathematical optimization, statistics, and process improvement technologies at universities in the USA, Mexico, and South America.
Ernesto is the managing director of Appaloosa Engineering, a consulting firm specializing in applied optimization, data science, and process improvement. He has held executive positions in agile project management and process engineering, leading teams of scrum masters, data scientists, Master Black Belts, statisticians, business architects, and industrial engineers.
Ernesto graduated from Monterrey Tech (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico, with a BS in mechanical and electrical engineering. He also holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's in Managerial Economics from ITESM. As a Fulbright scholar, he received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Ernesto has been chair of ASQ section 1506 at Jacksonville, FL, a member of the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Advisory Council for Florida State and Florida A&M Universities, and a member of the Supply Chain Council and the Management Council at the University of North Florida’s Business School (Coggin College of Business).