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Gabriel A. Sussman is a consultant with HMC working in the areas of Holistic Manufacturing™, operations improvement, strategy, human resources and training. Gabriel has successfully implemented new technical and operational systems in manufacturing environments working with cross-functional teams in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

Major clients include British American Tobacco (BAT) at manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Venezuela, Bangladesh, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, USA and Trinidad & Tobago; Lincoln Foodservice Products, USA; and Pepsi Corporation, Venezuela.

Some notable achievements in the projects that Gabriel has managed include: an 80% increase in production in the Cigarette Manufacturing Department for British American Tobacco, Malaysia; a 50% increase in productivity in the Bottling Department for Pepsi in Venezuela; and re-design of the Filters Department of British American Tobacco, Argentina, improving product quality ratings by 90%.

Prior to joining HMC, Gabriel worked as a Business Consultant for Arthur D. Little Latin America S.A. Management Consulting (ADL) as part of the Consumer Goods practice in the areas of Strategy, Operations Management and Sales & Marketing. He led the Operations Management practice in Argentina, and is a two-time recipient of ADL's Star Case Award, given for outstanding quality performance on casework. Gabriel coordinated the 4-member ADL Argentina marketing committee, developing company-wide marketing policies. Principal projects include: defining a business strategy for Agrocom, a leading logistics and distribution company in Argentina, redefined organizational structure and redesigning the administrative, logistics and commercial processes to support this strategy; operations improvement process design and implementation at Bass Breweries, Birmingham, England; implementation of Minimalist Manufacturing methodology at Nobleza-Piccardo, Argentina; redesign and implementation of new information systems for Brown & Williamson in Georgia, USA; aligned organizational structure to fit the new strategy defined for BAT Argentina, and redesigned key business processes accordingly.

Gabriel received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is native in Spanish and fluent in English and Portuguese, with a working knowledge of French and Italian. Gabriel is currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Email: sussmang@h-m-c.com

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