Cesar Almeida

Cesar is a Global Senior Executive with a solid background in Automotive/Industrial segment. The foundation of his career is his passion for technology and work with a multicultural team. Cesar’s career path came from R&D Engineer to multiples Executive positions leading multi-Operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has worked around the world developing Products, building Operations, creating JVs, managing M&A, and launching new products.
As a leader, he uses his energy developing high-performance teams, creating innovative customer solutions with quality, building lean operations with safety, and focus on margin improvement and revenue growth.
Some distinguished achievement accomplished by Cesar:
– Transformed an RV facility in CA with 80k sq. ft and 78 operators to an eBus/eTruck/Battery Operations with 500k sq. ft and 700+ teammates ramping up the Operations producing a hundred ebuses/ etrucks in 18 months

– Launched 7 families of eBuses (from 23ft to 60ft) and 4 families of eTrucks (class 5,6,7,8, and Yard application) in 12 months

– Above the Year target, generated US$3.2Mn EBIT in one Quarter with 3 Operations of Trucks & School Buses (2 USA/1 Mexico)

– Built an Indian JV from the ground up with 220 employees producing 5k engines/year with Quality 50% better than Contract

– Generated $15Mn to an America company transferring Powertrain IPs to a JV in India in 8 months

– Ramped up the production of two engine families in a JV in China in 16 months

– In a M&A in South America, saved $7Mn in Synergies between Products/Productions and restructuring the organization

Cesar has a bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Specialization in Combustion Engine, master’s Degree in Marketing & Administration, MBA in Business Development. He has Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and Lean Manufacturing training with numerous projects, multiples patents, and technical papers presented in worldwide congresses.
He loves sports to maintain his health, he played professional soccer ball until the college, and more than working hard to consolidate his lessons learned from the past, Cesar believes that studying and reading leave him prepared for the opportunity of tomorrow. Travel and living in other cultures betters one’s understanding of other human beings.

Cesar’s Mission is to Make a Difference by supporting People to Ignite and Unleash their Full Potential.