LEONARDO QUINTANA-JIMENEZ

CURRICULUM VITAE - 1999

EDUCATION

Ph.D.: Candidate, Industrial Engineering/ Ergonomics, University of Houston, expecting graduation December 1999. Determination of the Maximum Acceptable Weight of Lifting, Carrying, Pushing and Pulling Loads for Colombian Workers.

MS.:  International Business Studies, University of South Carolina, 1980. Feasibility study for the installation of a Free-tax zone in the airport of Columbia (South Carolina)

IE:      Industrial Engineer, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 1976. A Processing Leather Facility Design and Feasibility.
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, 1997- Present, Department of Industrial Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Industrial Engineer Department Chair, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 1993-1997
Project Leader, Auditamos, 1992-1994
Regional Director, Auditamos, 1991-1992.
Controller Alsantander, 1991.
Auditing Project Director, Auditamos, 1990.
Vice-president for Administration, Fondo Nacional del Ahorro, 1988.
Co-director of Flowers, Fruits & Farms International, London, 1987.
Senior Consultant, Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Co., 1985-1986.
Treasury Analyst, Intercor, 1984.
Assistant Controller, Occidental of Colombia Inc., 1981
Assistant to the President, Merck, Sharp & Dome, 1980
Plant Engineer Corning Glass Works, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1979.
Organization and Methods Analyst, Banco de Bogota, 1976-1978
 

Companies Assisted

As a Consultant I have assisted Companies in different economic activities, in different projects as follows:

COMPUTERS/SERVICES
Apple Colombiana
Xerox de Colombia

FINANCIAL
Banco del Comercio
Banco Comercial Antioqueno
Banco Hipotecario Venezolano
Cofinorte
Cofiagro
Banco Santander
Caja Social de Ahorros
Fiduciaria BCA
Swiss Bank Overseas Corporation (Panama)

FOOD INDUSTRY
Alpina S.A.
Astilleros Vikingos
Carulla y Cia.
Frigorifico y pesca de Cartagena
Pastas La Muneca
Pesquera Bolivar
Sysco Foods.
Vikingos de Colombia

HEALTH
Hospital Universitario San Ignacio
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

NON PROFIT / SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Antigua Mar Ltda.
Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo
Fundacion Renacer
Serdan
Revistas Cromos y Vea

METAL FINISHING/FOUNDRY
F.W. Gardner
NACO  Inc. Richmond Facility
Sympson Paper Co., San Jacinto Mill
Production Operators Inc.
Hobas Manufactoring
Ready Packaging

PETROLEUM
Ingeser de Colombia S.A.
Lyondell- Citgo- Refinery
Petroleos del Norte S.A.
Petroquimica del Atlantico

PRINTING/PUBLISHING/ MEDIA
Houston Chronicle
Caracol Television

PRODUCTION/ MANUFACTORING
Armco Colombiana
Café Colonial
Carboquimica
Colenvanses
Conalvidrios
Icotornillos
Indumetal
Inca Fruehauf
Tejares Santa Teresa
Unial
Umco S.A.

TRANSPORTATION
Avianca
Flota Mercante Grancolombiana

Areas of Professional Experience

Activities Developed in different areas as follows:

1. Ergonomics & Safety
Ergonomics interventions in manufacturing operations
Office Ergonomics
Safety Reviews and Risks Analysis
Operations and Ergonomic Reviews
Hospitals and Health Care Ergonomics

2. Financial and Auditing
Organization of the Internal Auditing Function
Evaluation of Controls in Organizations
Verification of Investment Budgets
Financial Planning
Analysis  and Verification of Costs Systems
Manuals of Controls of Cost Systems
Analysis of financial development of Companies
Capital Cost Studies
Analysis for Debt  Restructuring
Design of the Investment Bank Function
Analysis for the emission of Bonds and Commercial Paper
Financial Information Systems Design

3. General Management
Planning and Execution of Organization studies
Programs of Increment in Administrative Productivity
Preparation of Functions and Responsibility Manuals
Implantation of Efficiency Programs in Human Resources
Development and Implantation of SPANS Systems for Analysis of Administrative Productivity.
General Organizational Diagnostic
Procedures, Functions and Authorization Manuals
Strategic Planning Programs
Planning and Control Systems Implementation
Personnel  Requirements

4. Production and Operations
Costs and Productivity Analysis in Plants
Methods & Time Studies
Design of Physical Installations
Design of Bank offices and efficient offices
Analysis of Inventory and Consumption
Studies for the Purchasing Area
Program of Material Control in the Petroleum Field
Diagnostics for Manufacturing
Diagnostic and Analysis of Ergonomics, Human Factors and Industrial Safety

5. Information Area
Automation of Accounting Systems
Automation of Inventory Control Systems
Strategic Planning of Information Systems
Organization of the Systems Area
Development of Applications in microcomputers for Administrative Productivity
Analysis.
Safety & Environments
Ergonomic Analysis & Review
Warehouse/ Food Distribution Material Handling
 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering areas of Interest: Ergonomics, Human Factors and industry safety, Engineering project management, Analysis of Industrial activities, Methods Engineering, and International Business.
Instructor of Incolda in Productivity, Managerial Costing, Budget and Auditing
Lecturer for the Colombian Economic Society on Productivity Management.
International Instructor of Peat Marwick, in the productivity Practice
Short conferences for different Companies about Internal Control, Reports Presentation and Organizational Analysis
 

Continuing Education Courses

Ergonomia en los lugares de Trabajo. (Cali- Colombia) one day seminar, April 1996. Presentation of ergonomic principles and their application to university students, faculty and professionals from the private sector. Course included: presentation of ergonomic principles, case study application of principles and workshop application of principles by the participants including formal presentation of evaluation results and recommendations.

Ergonomia en los lugares de trabajo. (Medellin-Colombia): one-day seminar, April 1996. Presentation of ergonomic principles and their application to university students, faculty and professional from the private sector. Course included: Presentation of ergonomic principles, case study application of principles and workshop application of principles by the participants including formal presentation of evaluation results and recommendations.

Ergonomia en Oficinas. (Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia): 40-hour seminar, November 1997. Presentation of ergonomic principles and their application; methodologies to identify ergonomic opportunities to reduce work-related discomfort; workstation design and reconfiguration; “ergonomic” furniture and accessory selection and application; hands-on workshop using tools and techniques presented in the seminar to actually evaluate computer workstations, make recommendations, and reconfigure computer workstations. Participants included: University professors, Occupational Medicine Physicians, Occupational Nurses, and Safety Professionals.

Antropometria Aplicada al Diseno de Puestos de Trabajo. (Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia): 16 hour short-course, May 1998. Presentation of the principles and methodology of Anthropometry including, but nor limited to: Human anatomy and reference points; reach limits; anthropometric data bases; correction factors to published data bases; statistic treatment and analysis of data; anthropometric measurement methods; data base development; application of data to design.
 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Publications

Hayne, M., Schulze. LJH, Chen, J.G. and Quintana L. (1997). Personal and Car Stereo Volume Levels: Hazards of leisure listening activities. Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety 1997. 581-584

Hayne, M., Schulze. LJH, Chen, J.G. and Quintana L. (1997). Sound pressure levels usage, listening preference, situation of use and hazard exposure knowledge of college students using personal stereo equipment.  Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety 1997, 517-520

Schulze, L.J.H., Phalen, P., Jeter, F., Chen, J-G., and Quintana, L. (1997). Body part discomfort, anthropometric measurements and head angle assumed during VDT interactive activities in a law office. . Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety 1997 413-416.

Boren, N, Correa, R., Du, H-T, Quintana, L., Schulze, L.J.H., and Reali, J. (1998). Non elegant, but effective, methods to limit repetitive bending and stooping during order selection in distribution warehousing. (S. Kumar, Ed.) Advances in Ergonomics and Safety 2.Amsterdam: IOS Press. 332-335.

Schulze, L.J.H., Chen, J-G., and Quintana, L. (1998). The treatment of workplace data: Methodologies to make sense of seemingly senseless data. (S. Kumar, Ed.). Advances in Ergonomics and Safety 2. Amsterdam: IOS Press. 798-801.

Kaminsky, B.B., Schulze, L.J.H., and Quintana, L. (1998). Ergonomic Evaluation of  home computer workstations. (S. Kumar, Ed.) Advances in Ergonomics and Safety 2. Amsterdam: IOS Press. 533-536.
 

Research Reports

Schulze, L.J.H., Ducuara, I., Quintana, L., and Espinoza, L., (1996). Estudio de los Sentimientos de las Vistas desde Ventanas en el Hospital Universitario San Ignacio ( HUSI) en la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Santafe de Bogota- Colombia (S.A.) University of Houston, Department of Industrial Engineering and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Technical Report Number UHIE/PUJ 001 – EL HUSI-E1-96. Houston, Texas.
 

Conference presentations

Sanchez, L.H., Urrea, O.A., Zuniga, B.H., Quintana, L and Schulze, L.J.H.,  (1996). Identification of ergonomic opportunities with the workstations and work activities in the billing and admissions department in the San Ignacio Hospital, Javeriana University, Santafe de Bogota, Colombia S.A. In Proceedings of the 1st Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, Houston, Texas

Quintana, L., and Schulze, L. J. H. (1996). Ergonomic and organizational evaluation of the consumables stores and warehouses in the San Ignacio Hospital, Javeriana University, Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia S.A. In Proceedings of the 1st Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering applications and Practice, Houston, Texas.

Quintana, L., Schulze, L. J. H., Rodriguez, A., Aceros, E., Sarmiento, I.A., (1996) Evaluation of the fabrication and warehousing operations of the Muebles & Accesorios, sofa factory in Santafe de Bogota, Colombia (S.A.). In Proceedings of The 1st Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, Houston, Texas. Pg. 319-323.

Garavito, Z., Redondo, Z., Suarez, A. Quintana, L., Schulze, L. (1996). Ergonomic and methods analysis at the workstations at the fifth floor of the San Ignacio hospital. Proceedings of The  1st Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, Houston, Texas. Pg. 319-323.

Quintana L. and Schulze, L.J.H. (1997). Ergonomic Evaluation of a packaging operation at a newspaper distribution warehouse: A case study. In proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference in Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, San Diego, CA.

Quintana L. and Schulze, L.J.H. (1997). Analisis Ergonomico y Estudio de Metodos  de las estaciones de trabajo del quinto piso del Hospital Universitario de San Ignacio. In Memorias : La Investigacion en la Universidad Javeriana IV Congreso. Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia 830-836 Tomo II.

Boren, N, Correa, R., Du, H-T, Quintana, L., Schulze, L.J.H., and Reali, J. (1998). Non elegant, but effective, methods to limit repetitive bending and stooping during order selection in distribution warehousing.  Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference 1998. Ypsilanti, MI..

Schulze, L.J.H., Chen, J-G., and Quintana, L. (1998). The treatment of workplace data: Methodologies to make sense of seemingly senseless data. Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference 1998. Ypsilanti, MI..

Kaminsky, B.B., Schulze, L.J.H., and Quintana, L. (1998). Ergonomic Evaluation of  home computer workstations. Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference 1998. Ypsilanti, MI..

Diagnostics guides for Production Areas, productions operations study guide, unpublished, 1995

Productivity in Organizations, a Modern Manager’s Concern.  Consulting Management Bulletin, Peat Marwick International, 1984, Vol 5.

Case  Studies for Students, Universidad Javeriana, unpublished, 1980
 

Chairmanship of Technical Meeting Sessions

1996 1st Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Application and Practice Chairman of the Ergonomics Session..
 

FUNDED RESEARCH

Fogarty International Training Grant for Occupational Health 1997 – present University of Houston and University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston Texas. Received training in Occupational Ergonomics and support for research with Colombian workers.
 

SERVICE/PROFESSIONAL

Professional Organizations

Institute of Industrial Engineers, Houston Chapter
International Society for Industrial Ergonomics and Safety.
Asociacion de Ingenieros Javerianos
Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros
Alpha Pi Mu – National Industrial Engineering Honor Society

Awards

OAS Leo S.Rowe fund fellowship for Latin American Students
Fogarty International Training Grant