Rolando Colindres-Bran is a top-performing, solutions-driven executive with 25+ years of experience leading organizations into accelerated growth. Providing direction, developing and nurturing proactive working relationships with investors, bankers, business partners, and other personnel critical to corporate growth, expansion, and profitability. He has over thirty years of experience in manufacturing and service systems; including strategic deployment, operations management, total quality, and continuous improvement.
Areas of Expertise:
Rolando specializes in leading organizations into accelerated growth. Emphasis in collaboration and coaching choosing strategy with the leadership team, developing tactics, and executing actions with predictive controls. Designing, controlling, and managing the production and inventory systems. Striving for balancing the demand with the transformation system according to the organizations needs and vision.
His approach is crafted by a mix of principles embodied under various sources of knowledge, including years of experience, Factory Physics, Theory of Constraints, Lean Management Systems, Lean Six Sigma, ISO Management Systems, and Operations Excellence, among others.
Scope of Experience:
Rolando has lead various organizations of different sizes facing the daily challenge introducing change. Also, he has presented various workshops, conducted on-the-job training sessions, and lead deployment efforts improving quality, productivity, customer service, morale, and safety. His focus has been pursuing operations excellence leading transformations to sustainable profitability and customer satisfaction, while enhancing employee satisfaction.
Rolando Colindres-Bran developed his career as a technical engineer in a variety of fields including manufacturing Paints, PC Boards, Modular Buildings, Concrete Products, Automotive A/C Systems, and Leather/Fabric Furniture among others. During his career, he has dedicated about 10 years in tactical controls and over 20 years in strategic management.
Education and Training:
Rolando Colindres-Bran is an Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineer; he is a certified Black Belt for Six Sigma by Air Academy Associates and a Black Belt for Lean Six Sigma by The George Group. Also, Rolando is a certified ISO 9001:2000 Lead Auditor by Stat-A-Matrix and an AS9100 Lead. He is an Auditor by AQS Management Systems. He has been certified as TWI trainer for the Job Instruction (JI), Job Methods (JM), and Job Relations (JR). Rolando also has been certified by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) as “train-the-trainer” in multiple Lean Enterprise Principles and holds a Lean Certification at the Bronze Level from SME. Also, he has been Texas Quality Award and Shingo Prize, examiner.
Honors, Awards and Special Accomplishments:
- Chair for the SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) North Texas Chapter (2004)
- President for IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) Fort Worth Chapter (2004-2006)
- President for the Institute of Industrial Engineers, IIE students’ chapter (fall ’96)
- Treasurer for the Institute of Industrial Engineers, IIE students’ chapter (spring ‘96)
- Outstanding Senior Student Award at the University of Texas at Arlington (IE Dept.)
Director of Manufacturing – American Leather
Director of Quality and Production – OMEGA, GPD, and Santech Industries Group
Vice President of Operations – Santech Industries
Manufacturing Specialist and Business Advisor – TMAC
Vice President of Manufacturing and General Manager – Superior Concrete Products
Plant Manager – MPA Modular LLC
Materials Manager and Inventory Control – Whitley Manufacturing
General Manager – Tekno S.A. (Grupo SOLID)