Francesco Pontara

Holding a degree in Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Padua (Italy), Francesco is an experienced Operations / Plant Director for italian and multinational Companies, mainly in the chemical, plastic and textile manufacturing sectors including spinning and no-woven materials. He has in depth experience of MERP systems such as SAP and BAAN both as an expert user and as user able to define new projects and start-ups. He has designed and built plants both in Italy and the Far East, organised turnarounds and created new organisations and portfolios as well as working closely with entrepreneurs to manage start-up processes. He has significant experience as an industrial Consultant and Temporary Manager particularly in the area of Operations using Lean/6 Sigma and Change management approaches.