Engineer with diverse international experience and education, as well as significant leadership and managerial experience in multinational business, consulting, academia and government with extensive cross-cultural literacy in Europe and the US
Scholar at the Engineering schools of the University of Minho and the University of Porto.
He has graduate studies from reputable schools in Europe and the US and has co-founded four companies and one business angel fund and has been working extensively with entrepreneurs, innovators, and technology-based startups around the world
Worked at Continental AG in Germany and in Portugal where he was responsible for 350+ employees and €10+ Mio budget, leading change and reengineering processes.
Advisor and Chief of Staff of the Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Portuguese Government where he co-developed and implemented national policies on scientific development and tech transfer expansion, leading to Portugal being the fastest growing European country in S&T development.
National Project Coordinator of the European-wide Eureka Program, having multiplied the number of projects by a factor of three.
Led the creation of the University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN), a global initiative for the promotion of tech transfer and commercialization.
Published in peer-review journals and been nominated Kozmetsky Scholar for academic excellence and the outstanding student of the MsC in Technology Commercialization at UT Austin.
Honored by the Portuguese Engineers Association with the “Best Thesis 2001” and the “Innovation Young Engineer 2000” awards.
Distinguished as the best Engineering student of University of Minho and bestowed with the merit prize of the Portuguese Universities as a student of excellence and honored with the “University – Industry” award, with the Scholar Prize of the University of Minho, and with the Merit Prize of the Martins Sarmento Society.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Commercialization,, Texas A & M University System.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Commercialization at Texas A & M University System
Directs the Office of Technology Commercialization.
Adjunct Professor in the McCombs School at the University of Texas at Austin as an instructor in the Masters in Science and Technology Commercialization degree program.
Faculty Member at IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin
Adjunct Graduate Faculty at Texas A&M University teaching courses in technology commercialization in the Mays Business School.
18 years of experience in technology transfer and two years’ experience at small companies as sales and marketing manager.
led a number of international technology commercialization benchmarking and training projects including projects with CONACYT in Mexico, Innovisa in Portugal, The University of Otago in New Zealand, and ProTon in Europe.
Program Coordinator for the NASA Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center (MCTTC) and as the Deputy Director.
Director of MacuCLEAR, Inc. and Salient Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.
Recognized as the Outstanding Technology Transfer Intermediary in Arkansas in 1997.
Received the Distinguished Service Award from the Mid-Continent Federal Laboratory Consortium in 2001
Designed major portions of the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s Technology Assessment process for the RIB-IT program and has been published in R&D Enterprise, Asia Pacific.
Co-Author of Marketing Scientific Results published in October 2004
Published more than 100 scholarly articles, produced five books and made numerous conference presentations.
Editor of two academic journals and as the president of the National Communication Association, as well as the president of the Council of Communication Associations.
Board of Directors of the International Customer Service Association and the International Communication Association.
Worked with more than 300 companies and public agencies worldwide on topics related to communication, influence and customer loyalty.
Worked with corporate entities such as American Airlines, EDS, IBM, Trammell Crow, Marriott, Roche, Merck, TI and Merrill Lynch, as well as governmental units such as the White House, Department of Army, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Interior and many others.
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing, the University of Texas at Austin, MBA, American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).
Dr. Mackie’s teaching interests are in the areas of Marketing Strategy and Customer Insights.
Over 14 years of experience in marketing, new business development and management with major corporations, including over 11 years with The Pillsbury Company.
Her background includes marketing, market research, strategic and tactical planning, budget development, capital planning, staff management and development, business start-up, advertising agency interaction and 5 years of international business management.
Her teaching excellence has been recognized by her business and engineering students, and she has been recipient of many teaching awards
Professor of Management at the University Of Alabama Culverhouse School Of Business.
Ph.D. in Strategy and Organization from Stanford University in 2002.
Published his work in leading management journals including the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Organization.
His research is internationally recognized in the area of dynamic capabilities and his paper "Dynamic Capabilities: What Are They?” won the Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Award for Strategic Management Journal in 2007.
SMS member for over 12 years and currently sits on the editorial board for the Academy of Management Journal.
Gained 15 years of industry experience as a consultant, executive, entrepreneur, manager and technical marketer helping organizations solve complex business problems in high technology, education and federal, state and local government organizations.
Director: Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Director of the Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a legal affiliate fot The University of Texas at Austin in Monterrey, Mexico
Founding partner of Proa Consultores, a consulting firm established in 1981 and which currently offers consulting services in Business Engineering and Innovation in areas such as Competitiveness, Business Metrics, Innovation, Technology Strategy, Business Process Improvement and IT Transformation.
Registered in CONACYT as a technology consultant and project evaluator, having evaluated more than 300 technology projects seeking government funding and promoting and developing clusters through the design of innovation centers.
Worked for10 years in the Monterrey industrial groups of Vitro, the glass conglomerate, and Cydsa, the chemicals and synthetic fibers group in the areas of operations research and information technologies.
Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany from 1990 to 2017
Awarded in 2005 the Federal Cross of the Order of Merit from the German President