Group Vice President – Product Development & Engineering Services
Ricardo Perrotta has more than 30 years’ experience in Automotive Engineering, former GE Plastics Director and shareholder and President of PAC Group South America, where has been leading numerous Product Development and Manufacturing Engineering Programs with major OEMs in Brazil and around the Globe.
Ricardo puts thought into action to achieve innovative, yet highly-practical solutions for clients dealing with critical time-to-market and cost pressures. Time and again, clients return to Ricardo to eliminate traditional barriers and conventions for program delivery by seamlessly implementing a global support team approach; leveraging and passing along lowest-cost advantages. His leading concepts for outsourced engineering have aided top manufacturers and engineering firms to meet their challenging targets.
Ricardo also has responsibility for the corporate performance of the South American and European Operations across all service sectors. He has guided the career paths of up-and-coming Engineers and Designers across the world.
Ricardo Perrotta was one of the pioneers to bring to Brazil Low Pressure Process applied to Commercial Vehicles as Engineered Blow Moulding and Vacuum Pressure Forming with several Interviews and Articles about it in Specialized Magazines.
He is supporting currently several Commercial Vehicle Programs with Ford Trucks in Brazil, Ford Otosan in Turkey, JMCH (Ford Joint Venture in China), Renault Brazil and Romania new pick-up trucks.
The Presenter has done a Consulting work for MCI (Motor Coach Industry) in Canada in order to reduce costs in their Product Development cycle, using later the same ideas to help Ford of Europe reduce Product development costs in their Transit Vehicles.
He has been with PAC since 2001.