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Pat Franco, Manager, Operational Excellence - Forma

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

Jose Peralta

General Manager

Jose Peralta joined Forma 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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