Luis C. Gomez

VP Operations, Termoencogibles, Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador


With more than 25 years of management experience, Luis was introduced to Kaizen concepts in the late 90s and directed the apparel industry transformation from traditional manufacturing to Lean/workcell manufacturing in Central America and the Caribbean. The designed workcells are now the industry standard. This effort introduced kaizen basics to more than 60,000 workers in his 14-year tenure in the apparel industry. In the last five and a half years he has led the adoption of the Simpler Business System® into Termoencogibles’ culture. By mid-2017, the company was concurrently running 11 Value Streams and had held 438 events, reaching more than 1400 associates. During 2018, Luis successfully led Termoencogibles’ operational expansion to a seventh country by opening a new manufacturing plant in Vietnam, which is currently operational. This same year Luis also managed the opening of a new plant in El Salvador,as well as the acquisition and operational takeover of a former competitor. Luis Carlos is married and has four kids. He holds a B.S. in electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from Sam Houston State University.

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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.

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