Panel: Defining the Challenges and Opportunities of Manufacturing in Mexico: Connectivity, Sustainable Energy, and Growth
  1. Sustainable Energy Transition
    • Examine the shift towards sustainable energy and its effects on traditional industries
    • Discuss how clean energy trends can impact manufacturing processes and costs
  2. Generational Change in Manufacturing
    • Analyze how different generations are reshaping the manufacturing landscape
    • Explore how millennials and generation Z’s preferences and motivations differ from their predecessors
  3. Adapting to Industry Evolution
    • Share insights on how the manufacturing industry, particularly in Mexico, can adapt to the changes brought by the three pillars
    • Discuss potential risks and challenges associated with these shifts
  4. Leveraging Technology for Solutions
    • Highlight the importance of digitization and technology adoption in addressing the challenges
    • Suggest strategies for supply chain redesign, smarter purchasing, and cost-saving through technology investment


Willem Sundblad
CEO and Co-Founder
Oden Technologies

Willem Sundblad is the co-founder and CEO of Oden Technologies, a company empowering operators by providing real-time, AI-driven prescriptive process setting recommendations and predictive quality directly to the front line. In his spare time, he is a contributing writer to and takes every chance he gets to enjoy the Green Mountains of Vermont.


Kelly DiPucchio
Former VP of Global Manufacturing Engineering
General Motors

Over the course of her 34-year career at General Motors, Kelly DiPucchio’s leadership skills and hands-on approach in manufacturing environments differentiated her expertise. In her last role as Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering, she led 5000 global team members designing and installing tooling and processes across the global footprint for all new vehicles and propulsion systems including batteries and electric drive units. In addition to executing new product launches, her team implemented automation, device level analytics and AI to improve manufacturing quality, efficiency and cybersecurity. She has extensive background in new product development and global program management and is recognized for cross-functional collaboration and innovation. Key roles include Manufacturing Operations Executive Director leading ten plants in the U.S. and Mexico, Executive Director Global Manufacturing Program Management, Global Manufacturing Chief Engineer for the global portfolio of midsize vehicles, and Director, Body Engineering, where her team designed and engineered vehicle body closures, including the innovative multi-pro tailgate.

Throughout her career, DiPucchio has had a commitment to mentoring the next generation of engineers and encouraging women to drive for success – especially in a manufacturing environment. DiPucchio earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Sean Trainor
Senior Vice President of Personal Systems Operations
HP Inc.

Sean Trainor is senior vice president of HP Inc.’s Personal Systems (PS) Operations, an organization spread across 12 countries and 29 sites. PS Operations is responsible for delivering a resilient, agile, innovative supply chain that supports the PS business portfolio, which exceeds $40B+ spanning PCs, displays, peripherals, services, software, and immersive computing.

Sean joined HP in 2023 and brings more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management, and product development. Prior to joining HP, Sean served as chief supply chain officer for Cynosure. His responsibilities included the operation and transformation of the global supply chain network focusing on quality, scale, and efficiency.

Sean led world-class, high-tech, manufacturing, operational, supply chain, and procurement functions.

Previously, Sean was senior vice president of Manufacturing and Distribution for Visionworks, where his teams transformed the end-to-end supply chain driving break-through improvements in service, quality, cost, and customer value.

He was also senior vice president of Global Operations Engineering and Quality at Dell. He was responsible for new product introduction, supplier and factory quality, and operations engineering for all of Dell’s products across the global supply chain. Sean’s teams formed the linchpin between product research and development and supply chain operations to enable flawless product and solution delivery.

During his 18 years at Dell, Sean also served as an executive overseeing many transformative teams. On assignment in Singapore, he led Dell’s Global Supply Chain and Fulfillment organization that focused on the end-to-end supply chain and fulfillment transformation to provide the lowest cost and best value of products for customers.

Sean earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He serves as an advisor to the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business.

Sean is married with two daughters and is based in Houston, Texas.

Anup Dutt
VP Technical Director Consumer & Professional Product Divisions

Anup Dutt is an accomplished Industrial Operations Director with extensive experience in leading development and launch of greenfield manufacturing sites, managing consolidation, and transforming existing operations. He has a proven track record of driving business continuity in response to major external and internal events.

With a Master of Engineering degree in Integrated Engineering from Cardiff University, Anup is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (CEng MIMechE) registered with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He has held various leadership positions within L’Oréal, including VP Technical Director for the Consumer & Professional Products Divisions in the US, Industrial Operations Director for the Latin America Zone, and Industrial Operations Director for the Hispanic Zone.

Throughout his career, Anup has successfully led cross-functional teams at multiple locations across large regions, leveraging his ability to adapt to different cultures and geographies. He has a strong focus on continuous performance improvement to optimize efficiency, costs, quality, and delivery speed. Anup is known for his strategic vision, ability to define and execute multiyear strategies, and collaboration with key stakeholders to achieve short-term and long-term objectives

Kulwant Sandhu
VP, Integrated Supply Chain
Outset Medical

Kulwant Sandhu joined Outset as Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain in April 2018, she has 30 years of end to end domestic and international supply chain architecture and optimization experience in high growth environments. Prior to joining Outset, Kulwant was Director if Supply Chain at Abbott’s Heart Failure division where she led global teams in sourcing strategy, procurement, S&OP and logistics. Kulwant has led positions of increasing responsibility at companies including Thoratec, Luxim, Miasole, and Maxtor(Seagate), where she was responsible for strategic sourcing, COGS reduction and logistics and distribution simplification initiatives.