Before Chipotle, Carlos was the global Vice President of Supply Chain for Owens-Illinois Inc. (O-I) headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio. O-I is a $6 Billion global manufacturing company that specializes in glass container products for industries such as food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of glass containers. O-I, its affiliates, or licensees make approximately one out of every two glass containers in the world. In his role at O-I, Carlos was responsible for optimizing Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain planning and execution for Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. This includes managing a complex array of products and customers in a global value chain.
Before O-I, Carlos led the Coffee, Tea, Food and Merchandising supply chain planning area for Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle. While at Starbucks, Carlos led numerous improvement initiatives in the integrated value network and developed world-class supply chain capabilities for these business units. Some examples include expanding the food business segment throughout North America while increasing coffee and tea distribution networks globally. Carlos was instrumental in the integration of acquisitions like Tazo, Teavana, La Boulange and Evolution Fresh. He developed the Starbucks consumer packaged goods supply chain in the U.S. and Canada and implemented the Integrated Business Planning Process.
Prior to his Starbucks role, Carlos led the integrated supply chain planning functions at Kraft Heinz Company and was responsible for developing their core supply chain capabilities and global strategy.
Carlos received his industrial engineering degree from Universidad Eafit in Medellín, Colombia, and his MBA from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and German, and is making a noble attempt to learn Mandarin.