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 Expert  728179

Expert in Vehicle Homologation and Regulation, Vehicle Testing, Product Development and Training

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Expert is a mechanical engineer, with specialization in automotive engineering and project management. He has 19 years experience in the automotive industry, working in the after sales, product engineering and project management, include 7 years in a management position, being responsible for one of the product engineering departments in all Latin America Region. Working in after-sales, he was the intermediary between the company and its dealership, as well as between after-sales and engineering and a technical support to the commercial department. He worked with dealership network development and monitoring, dealership technical and management training, technical literature development, vehicle preparation for presentation and evaluation tests by the specialized press, product knowledge and operation training and product reliability and field problems analysis. At product engineering, he worked with project management, product development, parts validation, vehicles and components adaptation to market conditions and to comply with local regulation, vehicle instrumentation and testing and official homologation and automotive regulation. He also coordinated projects of imported vehicles, including the economical analysis, product specification definition and all other activities until the start of sales. He organized company technical seminars, organized technical association seminars and congress as a volunteer and developed an important network to collect information concerning new technologies and tendencies to anticipate it to the board of the company. He was the company representative for technical negotiations with government and technical associations, as well as the technical responsible for all projects of the company to the government. Author of technical papers presented in international engineering congress, member of the board of SAE Brasil and AEA (Brazilian Automotive Engineers Association) and professor in a post graduation course on combustion engines and fuels.



automotive emission control


automotive emission product


automotive emissions-control technology


automotive engineering


automotive regulatory compliance


automotive safety


automotive technology forecasting


compliance engineering


Society of Automotive Engineers



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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2007   BS   Strategic Project Management   Universidade Positivo - Curitiba - PR - Brazil  
1992   BS   Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Automotive Engineering   FEI - São Paulo - SP - Brazil   Project of a motorcycle classified in 2nd place

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to




General Administration and Technical


General Manager


Research of new business opportunities Partnership negotiation General management Technical activities magamenent and support.

1998 to 2009


Renault do Brasil S.A.


Product Engineering


Team Leader


Animation and preparation of homologation and regulation activities, for vehicles and engines, in Latin American countries Elaboration and management of workload, training and budget Implementation of new procedures and working methods Official company negotiator to government, technical associations and entities, concerning vehicle and engine certification and regulation themes Coordination and animation of transversal project activities

1993 to 1998


Honda Automóveis do Brasil Ltda.


Product Engineering and After Sales




Product Engineering : Test vehicles instrumentation, durability tests, performance tests, field problems study and official vehicle certification After Sales : Technical support to dealership in operation and/or implementation phase, technical literature, warranty analysis, dealer training, preparation of vehicles for exposition and evaluation tests and support to commercial area on vehicle launching, expositions and auto shows.

1993 to 1993








Implementation of ISO 9001 Quality System.

1993 to 1993


Mitsubishi Motors do Brasil Ltda.


After Sales




Maintenance schedule, technical literature and parts and accessories development.

1991 to 1992


Scania do Brasil Ltda.


After Sales




Support to vehicle and engine durability tests, engine application development and field problems study.

Career Accomplishments:

AEA - Brazilian Automotive Engineers Association. Affiliated to Fisita. - Since 2009 : Member of AEA Advisory Council - 2009 to 2011 : Reelected member of AEA Director Council - 2008 to 2009 : President of AEA Director Council - 2006 to 2008 : Elected member of AEA Director Council - Since 1998 : Member of AEA Technical Committees

SAE Brasil. Affiliated to SAE International - Since 2007 : Member of SAE Brasil Regional Council for PR/SC Section - Since 1997 : Associate of SAE Brasil

ANFAVEA - Brazilian Association of Vehicle Manufacturers - Since 1999 : Representative of Renault do Brasil in the Technical Committees - 1997 to 1998 : Representative of Honda Automoveis do Brasil in the Technical Committees


With two classmate colleagues, he developed a project of a 2 wheel drive motorcycle. It was made as final project of his specialization in automotive engineering and obtained the 2nd place in a classification of 7 projects.

Publications and Patents Summary

Has 3 international technical publications. A SAE Paper comparing the American and European emissions test procedurers, an AEA Paper concerning the same theme and a Harts Paper concerning the impact of fuel quality and specification on vehicle emissions.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Society of Automotive Engineers  
 - AEA  
 - HARTS  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1997 to 2002   DENATRAN - Brazilian Trafic Regulation Agency and IBAMA - Brazilian Environmental Institute.   Support on technical negotiations   He supported the technical negotiations among Mercosur countries to establish a common regulation to be applied by all countries. Themes discussed were, vehicle emissions, vehicle safety and vehicle identification.
2000 to 2002   IBAMA - Brazilian Environmental Institute.   Support on the definition of new vehicle emissions limits   He participated in the working group responsible to define a new step of PROCONVE - Brazilian Vehicle Emissions Control Program.
2006 to 2008   IBAMA - Brazilian Environmental Institute.   Support on the definition of new vehicle emissions limits   Again, he participated in the working group responsible to define a new step of PROCONVE - Brazilian Vehicle Emissions Control Program.
2007 to 2009   INMETRO - Brazilian Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality.   Support on the definition of fuel consumption labeling program.   He participated in the working group that created and implemented the CONPET - Brazilian Fuel Consumption Labeling Program.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Support to vehicle importers in the development of technical literature, new maintenance schedulle, spare parts and accessories.
  • Official homologation of various imported vehicles in Brazil.
  • Evaluation and performance tests of imported vehicles.
  • Motorcycle regulatory tests to prove vehicle compliance to local regulation.
  • Translation and summary of new Brazilian emissions regulation, as well as presentation of Latin America emissions regulation scenario.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Homologation for Electric Motorcycle - EU and USA.
  • Expert for consulting on Automotive regulatory needed for LOP.
  • Expert in Brazil and South America vehicle homologation process.
  • Expert for consulting on cold heading copper alloys.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He worked with vehicle regulation and official homologation for 15 years in great multinational companies. Has an excellent relationship with official homologation organisms. Also has a very good network developed in Latin America to collect regulatory information and to give assistance on vehicle and components official homologation in Latin America countries.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Modification of engines of imported Chinese motorcycles and scooters (which engines were designed to burn p;ure gasoline, or gas/oil) to burn Brazilian fuel containing up to 25% ethanol - i.e., 'tropicaizacao'.
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International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
France   He used to go to France twice a year when he was working for Renault. As responsible of the department in Latin America, he had business meeting to report activities in Latin America, define department budget and activity plans, as well as discuss technical issues. Usually these business trips had from 1 to 2 weeks duration.
Latin America   He used to visit Argentina, Chile and Uruguay once a year when he was working for Renault. Purpose of the business trips was to coordinate local activities in these 3 countries and make contact with local authorities responsible for vehicle homologation and technical regulation.
Japan   He went twice to Japan when he was working for Honda. In 1995 for 2 months technical training in the after-sales division, and in 1997 for a one week business meeting concerning technical literature and electronic parts catalogue.
USA   He also went twice to USA when he was working for Honda. The 1st time was in 1997 for a business meeting concerning technical literature and electronic parts catalogue, and the 2nd one was in 1998 for a technical training. Both business trips with one week duration.
Venezuela   He participated in a 2 week technical training of Honda when he was working for Honda, in 1994.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   He is fluent in english. Has worked with translation of automotive technical literature and automotive technical regulation. He prepared and made various international presentations in English. He also participated in a lot of international meetings and audio/video conferences.
French   He is fluent in French. He used this language to communicate with Renault headquarter. He prepared a lot of documents and also participated in presencial meetings, as well as audio/video conferences.
Spanish   He uses this language to communicate with other Latin America countries.
Portuguese   This is his mother tongue.

Market Research:
He has a lot of knowledge on Automotive Sector. He follows automotive technologies tendencies worldwide. When it is possible, he visits international auto-shows to see new concept cars and new models launched in other countries. He also participates in automotive congress and seminars to know the tendencies of the sector. He worked in economical studies to verify viability to bring imported vehicles to Brazil.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He is involved with SAE Brasil, giving support to the organization of "Diesel Engines Technology Diesel Forum", held every year in Curitiba. Participates since the first edition, in 2004. He organized 4 editions of an "Energetic Matrix Tendencies" seminar at Renault do Brasil, identifying and inviting key persons to speech on engine technology and bio-fuel tendencies. He made a lot of technical presentation in engineering congress and seminars. Some of them are : comparison between American and European emissions test procedures, comparison between different crash test procedures, European auto-oil program, importance of fuel quality on vehicle emissions and others. He is professor of a post graduation course on the field of combustion engines and fuels.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He worked for a company with none test facilities in Brazil, but needing to make local tests to avoid additional cost sending engines and vehicles to Europe. Because of this he looked for local service suppliers and knows the major test facilities installed in the country. He also has contact with some test facilities installed in Europe, for specific tests not yet possible to make in Brazil.

Other Skills and Services

Concerning vehicle testing, he has a background on vehicle instrumentation and testing. Now he is extending this experience to motorcycles.


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