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Gustavo "Gus" Barajas
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  • Westminster, CO
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about me
• Results-driven nonprofit volunteer leader with 15 years of experience developing innovative programs that serve Hispanic populations. Deeply committed to improving the lives of Hispanic K-12 students with minority or low-income challenges. Proven ability to provide team leadership, driving performance, program improvement and quality initiatives. Visionary leader known for ability to win community support, develop key coalitions and build relationships with a shared sense of purpose.

• Over 10 years experience in operations improvement, implementation of supply chain management enhancement initiatives, Production Indicators/Metrics development, six sigma methodology implementation, and Operations Research engineering.

• Effectively designed new production improvement metrics/processes with thought leadership to identify immediate root causes and corrective action plans. Utilized data mining tools (i.e. MINITAB, MSExcel, MSAccess, etc.) to analyze data more granularly to Established critical data metrics to assess area performance and challenging goals that provided motivation to the team.

Gustavo "Gus" Barajas is an Industrial Engineer and a Six Sigma Quality Change Agent. He is currently a Senior Industrial Engineer for the AlloSource Team. In addition to his "Re-engineering" activities and project management projects, he is very active in the community serving on the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Purdue Latino Alumni Organization Board of Directors.

Gus has an extensive industrial engineering/operations management background, which includes challenging and diversified responsibilities at Coors Brewing Company, American Express Company, Intel Corp., Medtronic Inc., Raytheon Co., AlliedSignal Inc., Xerox Corp. and Hughes Aircraft Co.

MBA – Operations Management Arizona State University 1997
BS – Industrial Engineering Purdue University 1993

Gus has enjoyed the friendship, professional development, but most importantly the memories from NSHMBA-Phoenix and its members.

Gustavo Barajas is a first generation American born in East Chicago, IN from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico parents. Gus enjoys being with his wife Maria Castro and their baby daughter Alicia Guadalupe.

birthday December 8

political views Republican

religious views Roman Catholic

hometown East Chicago, IN

relationship status Married

activities Poker, Non-profit volunteering, Sports

music 80's

tv shows / movies Rocky, The GodFather, Thunderheart

books Bathroom Reader, The Bathroom Reader
what is your current, past or ideal job title?
Senior Industrial Engineer
what languages do you speak?
Spanish, English
what's your Hispanic connection?
where did you learn about nshp.org?

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At 8:59pm on February 27, 2012, Ziolav Garcia said…

Reality show Batalla de Ingenios de America Latina

Indispensable hablar español

Must be smart, creative and competitive!
We are searching nationwide for Men & Women that have the physical and mental desire overcome challenges, must possess knowledge in any of the following areas:
- Engineering (All Fields, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Etc..)
- Mechanics & Technicians & Electricians
- Industrial Maintenance Workers
- IT specialists
- Robotics
- Aerospace
- Students in any of these fields and former military/civil service personnel are also welcome to apply!!!

Requirements to be considered:
- Be between 21- 55yrs old
- Speak Spanish
- Be physically and mentally fit
- Have a competitive personality
- Have a strong desire to showcase your knowledge and abilities, as well as invent and create!

To be considered please send your resume and contact phone number along with at least 2 pictures to ziolavgarcia@gmail.com.


At 8:29am on January 28, 2009, NSHP admin said…
Hello Gus! I noticed that you are a member of both NSHMBA and SHPE and I thought perhaps you may find some value in the newest groups on the NSHP network...

Please check them out. I hope you will join, and also please invite your fellow chapter members to join a well!


At 9:58am on January 24, 2009, Johnny Silvas said…
What's up Gus?

My name is Johnny Silvas and I live in San Angelo, Texas.
I am a new member to this website hoping to increase my networking.
Please feel free to visit my website.
I have approximately 3,000 people that subscribe to my Newsletter!
I hope you come and visit my site!


Johnny Silvas

P.S. That would be me on my website homepage! : )
Sign up for my Newsletter while you're at it!

I'm also a short-story Writer.
You'll find them under my "Archives" link.
At 1:10pm on January 23, 2009, Maria Gomez said…
Hello "Gus" just browsing the site and noticed that you are from East Chicago, IN. That very small town is also my home. Although I have not been there in quite a while, just wanted to send a HELLO from Houston, TX.
At 4:05pm on December 17, 2008, Rob Steward said…
Hey, Gus. I know you already told me, but why don't you tell everyone about your event and other happenings with your group. Sounds like it was very good and a lot of good was done for charity and scholarships.

Talk to you soon.

At 12:47am on November 27, 2008, Angie Reyes said…
Thank you for the invite ... curious, why me? Was it the photo me and the next President of the United States? We have some common interest. "God Father"
favorite movie (on this weekend, marathon) nonprofit organizations. Your baby's
name is my sisters name and my mothers name; Guadalupe Reyes.

Born and raised in Idaho - see your from Colorado, right? if so, we're neighbors. I still call Boise, ID home after all my 10 siblings still live there.
I was the only "nut" to move to California in the 80's. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with you family. By the way you have an impressive bio.
At 12:20pm on November 26, 2008, Mery said…
Thank you for invite me, and I hope to know more about you,
now in Chile living in Patagonia, and then going to move another city by my
job like Broker. I was in Denver Co, twice very interesting place to visit and to live. HAVE A GOOD DAY

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