Chief Operating Officer (Nafta) at Ficosa
Born in Spain, On November 16, 1972. Mr. Ibanez has a bachelor of Industrial Engineering, and a Masters of Business Administration from UPC Barcelona and Executive Program Degree from IPADE (Mexico).
He has work for FICOSA North America for 15 years and currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer - FICOSA North America. Mr. Ibanez has strong credentials and global experience in managing a large operation, such as Ficosa, with multiple industrial sites.
His climb through the Ficosa organization before arriving in Cookeville, Tennessee he began as the General Plant Manager and Project Director in Monterrey, Mexico. From there he was the Purchasing Director of the U.S., the Purchasing Director in Michigan, the General Plant Manager of Ficosa Crossville, TN, and finally the Chief Operating Officer of Ficosa with a new plant location in Cookeville, TN.
Antonio, who prefers Toni among his friends, attributes his success to key character attributes. He is highly ethical and utilizes his energy to be a self-starter who sets goals. He is driven to achieve because he does not like to be idle and chooses to be productive, mentally and physically, both in his personal and his professional life. His career experiences have demonstrated his strong analytical and operational abilities. Because of Toni’s cross-cultural background and his multi-cultural experiences he has proven to be significantly effective in the global markets, skilled in assimilation and people management, as well as the technical aspects of product development.
In 2016 the Spanish auto parts supplier, Ficosa, unveiled its new $50 million dollar manufacturing facility and the arrival of Antonio Ibanez. His oversite of the Ficosa operations to Cookeville has further established his high-performance in new business development and operations-management with expertise in optimizing organizational processes, measurement system and infrastructure to maximize business results. Antonio promotes teamwork which creates an interesting micro-atmosphere of global networking because through the course of conception to completion of a project there are several different languages spoken at the Cookeville location. According to Toni the benefits of several languages is that is requires people to listen, to integrate, to understand and to work harder toward the goal.
IMPACT Leaderships Building Bridges welcomes Antonio Ibanez to share his story, have an opportunity to mingle, and invites you to meet and greet him at American National Bank and Trust, on June 7, from 5:30-7:30 in the upstairs Community Room with light refreshments.