Chapter-selected Board seats/2012/Candidates/Raúl Gutiérrez

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Raúl Gutiérrez

General info[edit]

Raúl Gutiérrez
  • Name: Raúl Gutiérrez
  • Username: Gumr51
  • Nomination: self-nomination


I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and currently reside in Mexico City.

I am willing and consider myself eligible to serve on the WMF board, as a US 501(c)(3) charity.

If elected, I would be committed to the worthy Wikimedia Mission, in all activities required, with the best of my abilities.

I have extensive international experience, having worked in over 25 different countries, and having visited over 45 around the world. My international activities, as Project Manager with Black & Veatch, in addition to large multi-million project execution, included in country assessment of companies, their project execution resources and abilities, in India (Guna Project), Taiwan (Kaohsiung Project), Turkey (Yalova Project) and Mexico (Tuxpan V Project).

My last international position, as Sales Director for Latin America, with Black & Veatch, of Overland Park, KS, afforded the opportunity of further interacting with business communities throughout Latin America.

Under contract with Enernova, participated in the technical due diligence assessment of several power plants, across the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Peru and Bolivia.

While residing in Kansas, I was elected Chairman of the Kansas City – Guadalajara Committee, Sister Cities Association, which provided the opportunity of promoting social and cultural causes between these two cities, including painting exhibitions, cultural exchanges, fund raising projects/events and social projects identification. This position was held, until I relocated, away from Kansas.

Another experience with non-profit organizations was as Board Member of the Association of Mexican Citizens living in San Salvador (ACISMEX), El Salvador, in 1990, which sought to identify and promote charity projects in El Salvador.

Throughout my experience, in international project execution, I became very proficient in devising task execution plans, delegating and supervising tasks, analyzing and developing risk assessment strategies, monitoring progress and planning critical project activities, promote team work among project participants, guiding them towards specific goals, and achieving results.

Needless to say, my experience comprises performing amongst multi-ethnic and multi-cultural groups in multiple environments.

I am proficient in english, of course native spanish speaker and have communication skills at beginners level in French, Italian, Arabic, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese, Japanese, Papiamento, and speak some Portuguese.

I would consider myself honored and glad to work as part of a team of the WMF board.

I have been working with English and Spanish Wikipedia and Wikisource, with perhaps already hundreds of contributions.

I can travel anywhere required and would make time available, as required to this mission.

I am legal resident in the USA, although living in Mexico for the last 6 years, an active tennis player, Tango dancer and a fan of ancient Mexican history.

In closing, as required I am attaching a short resume, and if any additional information is required I would be glad to provide it, kindly let me know.


Over 30 years of international experience, including sales and business development, International market assessment and multiple project management experience, meeting or exceeding results, while complying with requirements for schedule, safety, quality and turn over.

Track record of successful project execution & management, which includes the development of 64 Power Projects, comprising 242 prime mover units, representing over 8,000 MW of power addition, in more than 25 countries.

Professional History[edit]

Tecsovi, S.A. de C.V. – 2011

Operations Director Mexico D. F.

Consulting services, business promotion for a leading USA company in high level security services.

Aquatech International – 2008 - 2009

Vice-President Mexico & Latin America Mexico D. F.

Aquatech Canada, Development of a business plan for the region and a Profit Center in Mexico Responsible for the regional development, contract negotiation, project supervision, etc. in the Water sector. Proposal and Teaming Agreement preparation for several international tenders.

Enernova Guatemala – 2008

Technical Due Diligence for an Acquisition Tender – 450 million. Guatemala

Technical due diligence effort and asset evaluation for 32 power generation plants comprising 136 generation units (Hydro, Combined Cycle, Simple Cycle and Diesel) with a total combined output of 2,513.55 MW of effective power. The Assets, Owned by CDC Globeleq are distributed throughout the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Peru and Bolivia..

III, S. A. de C. V., 2004 – 2007

Vice-President Business Development and Corporate Promotion Mexico D. F.

Responsible for enhancing corporate procedures and Business Development structure. Developed a Business Plan for the company, seeking to maximize business opportunities, identifying new services and industrial sectors. Initiated sales promotion efforts in the USA and Latin America.

Black & Veatch, 1996 - 2003
  • Director of Sales – Latin America (’01 - ’03) Overland Park, KS
  • Project Manager - Construction (’99 - ’01), Overland Park, KS
  • Project Field Manager (’96 - ’99), various international locations
    • Director of sales, for the Latin American Region. PFM accountable for $115 million Genelba Project, Argentina. Managed team of 35.
    • Owner’s Engineer (Employer Representative) responsible for the Otahuhu Project, New Zealand. Managed team of 8.
    • PMC responsible for the Paiton coal fired Project, Indonesia. Team of 100
    • Country analysis for construction partners and business opportunities; India (Guna), Turkey (Yalova), Taiwan (Kaohsiung) and Mexico (Tuxpan V).
    • Claim and Legal Proceedings Support for Acajutla, El Salvador and Maracaibo, Venezuela Projects.
    • People First Development leader responsible for the professional advancement of 6 employees.
Turbo-Tech Construction Inc., 1985 - 1995

VP Construction & Project Field Manager, Washington Township, NJ.

  1. Nejapa 115MW Diesel Engine Power Plant built for Coastal. EL Salvador
  2. Dymel El Salvador, development of construction procedures and practices.
  3. Acajutla 110MW Power Plant. Consultant services to the CEL site team, construction management and project execution. El Salvador
  4. LM-5000 STIG Power plant, built for Empresa electrica de Guatemala at the Escuintla Power Plant.
  5. Moín 100MW Simple Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant. Built for ICE in Limón, Costa Rica.
  6. Bahía Las Minas 70MW Gas Turbine Power Plant, built for IRHE at the Bahía Las Minas Power Plant, Colon, Panama.
  7. Brandon Fla. 60MW Trash Burning Power Plant. Built by Metric Constructors for Ogden-Martin in Brandon Florida, USA.
Twombly Inc., 1972 - 1984

Project Site Manager, Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

Project field supervision and management of direct–hire construction efforts in several international locations for power plants. These projects comprised 55 Gas Turbine Generators in over 20 countries, for manufacturers, such as GE, Hitachi, Thomassen, AEG-Kanis, John Brown Eng., Alstom, Nuovo Pignone, Rolls Royce, Stewart & Stevenson, Brown Boveri, Westinghouse, Turbo-Power & Marine.


Languages: Native Spanish, English 100%, French 50%, ability to communicate at beginners level in several middle and far east languages.

Other Information.[edit]

2003 POWER-GEN Latin America. Invited as Conference Committee member of the POWER-GEN Latin America. Sao Paulo, Brazil from 11th to 13th November, 2003.


Kansas City, Mo. (December 3, 2002) – Black & Veatch announced today that Raúl Gutiérrez, sales director for Latin America within the company’s Energy Engineering & Construction Division, has been elected Chair of the Guadalajara Sister City Committee of Kansas City.

2002 SHPE Region III Conference. Invited as speaker to the conference by the University of Kansas and Kansas State University student chapters of SHPE.

  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Running an Effective Meeting
  • Leadership Styles
  • Networking
  • Interviewing

1985 Westinghouse Canada. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Gas Turbine R&D Consultant Only external Westinghouse consultant invited to the Westinghouse Canada R&D team on the research effort to improve the 251 gas turbine design & constructability.