Raul Lopez, Managing Director, Grede de Mexico
Raul Lopez was named managing director, Grede de Mexico, in September 2011. He oversees the general operations of the organization, which consists of two foundries, NovoCast and Teknik, both based in Monterrey, Mexico. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Lopez has 19 years of diversified experience in operations, quality, sales, strategic planning and marketing. He came to Grede from INMAGUSA where he was the general manager in Monclova, Mexico. At INMAGUSA, Lopez was responsible for directing and managing the operation of three business units including rail frames, steel poles and metal fabrications, as well as commercial and engineering offices in the United States. Prior to INMAGUSA, he worked at Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS) with Cifunsa and Technocast (a joint venture between Caterpillar and GIS). He started his career at John Deere.
Lopez has a master's degree in business administration degree in international business from Technológico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico, and a bachelor of science degree in industrial and systems engineering from ITESM.