Dr. Pereira is a VPGM at Avure Technologies, a division of JBT corporation (NYSE: JBT) with global P&L responsibility.
In a career that has spanned over 20 years, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in the consumer goods, chemical, automotive, aerospace and the medical device sectors.
He received the 2015 alumni merit award from the University of Michigan, holds 6 issued patents and received an innovation award.
Currently an adjunct professor at Kent State University with a Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, his certifications include Lean, Six Sigma Black Belt and the Project Management Professional (PMP®).
He has presented at many conferences, has published multiple papers and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies along with professional memberships at INFORMS, AoM and DSI.