Monday, April 27, 2020

Announcing the new Latin American AOCS Section leadership team

The AOCS Latin American Section brings together professionals from South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The section’s leadership team is dedicated to this congress’s success and striking the right balance at the Latin American Congress and Exhibition with a mix of learning and fun. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact a member of the leadership team.

Here’s LA AOCS Section leadership team for 2019 to 2021:

Chair: Sandra Moya, Clariant

Leadership Team
Roberto Berbesi, Oil-Dri Corporation, USA
Federico Corvetto, South American Trading LLC, USA
Elena Dibildox, Universidad Autonoma de SLP, Mexico
Marcus Dore, Sociedade Brasileira De Óleos e Gorduras, Brazil
Andrés G. Rumayor, Palsgaard Industri, Mexico
Leon Pablo Espinosa, Desmet Ballestra
Ana Milena Martinez, Daabon Group, Columbia
Carlos Ramirez, Clariant

This team develops the technical program for the biennial AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition. You can read more about the sessions they organized at the 2019 AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils and Lipids, Brazil.

We would like to feature our newest Section members, Ana Milena Martinez and Carlos Ramirez:

Carlos Ramirez worked for Sud Chemie, now Clariant as a sales manager for 36 years, promoting the bleaching earths brand TONSIL. Recently retired, he continues to work for Hollbras, as a promotional agent in Mexico for filters used in the oil industry. With his experience in the vegetable oil industry, Carlos is excited to return to this committee to help organize the Latin American Congress conference, recruit speakers, increase membership and, overall, continue the Congress’s success. In his free time, he maintains contact with his clients and spends time with his family on the weekends, going out to lunch.

Ana Milena Martinez is a Production Director at Daabon Group, where she leads the production activities in a variety of processes, including oil, glycerin and soap manufacturing. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering, a postgraduate degree in Industrial Plant Management and is working toward her Master’s degree in Administrative Engineering. Ana lives in Santa Marta, Colombia. When she's not working or studying, she likes to spend time with her family, improve her English-speaking skills, exercise and read about new technologies. Ana is excited to volunteer as a committee member to share her knowledge as well as learn from others to improve her skillset related to this industry. She hopes her role will help constituents remain aware of all new developments in the field.

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