Jose Valdes is a Senior Consultant with East West Associates based in the Monterrey/Saltillo area in Mexico. He is a bilingual leader driving supplier development processes, and systemic material flow improvements to prevent material shortages and promote supply chain continuity. He also leads the selection and qualification of suppliers to ensure high quality, on-time delivery, and cost competitiveness. He is a proactive and self-motivated professional with 18 years of experience enriched by global projects. Previously, Jose served as a Manager/Consultant in a well-established Mexico based consulting firm supporting new operational launches in Mexico, as a Project Leader of vendor development and supplier quality engineering. has an MBA and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Monterrey Tech, and is also a Certified Welding Inspector per the American Welding Society, and completed a 48-hour Project Management Course from Boston University.