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Pat Franco, Manager, Operational Excellence - Forma Automotive

Pat Franco

Manager, Operational Excellence

Pat joined Santana Group in 2014 as Manager of Operational Excellence.  In her position, Pat drives process enhancement and operational efficiency initiatives; ensuring a data driven and results oriented approach that supports successful execution of the company’s strategic objectives.

Pat brings over fifteen years of leadership experience with teams across the globe.  A certified Black Belt in Six Sigma, Pat is highly skilled at leading an organization’s efforts towards continuous improvement.  Her background includes over 25 years of improving operational processes in the outsourcing and manufacturing sectors.

Pat earned her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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Jose Peralta, General Manager - Forma Automotive

Jose Peralta

General Manager

Jose Peralta joined Forma Automotive as the General Manager in 2019. Jose is a proven operations leader in the automotive industry with 24+ years of experience in ascending roles in manufacturing and program management, including roles as a New Programs Launch Manager and Director of Operations. As the New Programs Launch Manager, Jose coordinated all necessary actions to ensure successful new program launches through a cross-functional team comprised of diverse skillsets. As the Director of Operations, Jose was responsible for the plant’s operational goals and continuous improvement initiatives, and he reduced premium costs of manufacturing programs through the improvement of overall equipment effectiveness. Jose’s demonstrated strengths include balancing strategic business understanding with execution, building and maintaining strong management teams with a heavy focus on employee engagement and development. Jose’s experience and expertise also includes application design engineering, ,manufacturing engineering, APQP and program management, business development and quoting new business opportunities, new program and product launch, VA/VE cost reduction initiatives, and operations management including full P&L responsibility.

Jose holds and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology, and a Master’s in Administration from Universidad Iberoamericana.

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Jennifer Sauceda, Human Resources Manager - Forma Automotive

Jennifer Sauceda

Human Resources Manager
Jennifer (Jenn) joined Forma Automotive as the Human Resources Manager in 2020 and delivers comprehensive HR functions to the Forma team. Prior to Forma, Jenn served as an HR Manager, and a Director of Human Resources. As an HR Manager Jenn managed employee related issues, designed and communicated all HR policies, created and implemented new hire orientation and on-boarding, and negotiated open enrollment. As a Director of Human Resources Jenn conducted the full recruiting process, implemented a HRIS system, and completed all duties as the HR Manager as well.

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