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August 12, 2008
Investment Opportunities for the Automotive Industry in Sonora, Mexico

  • Martha Campa, Investment Promotion Director, Economic Development Council for Sonora  Learn More
  • Alfonso Bustamante, Plant Manager, Grupo Antolin  Learn More
  • Patricia Garcia, Human Resources Manager, Magna (Cosma Group)  Learn More
  • Investment Opportunities for the Automotive Industry in Sonora, Mexico

    Take a look into the great advantages that the State of Sonora offers for investment, from its excellent location to the industries already located and growing in the region, including medical, metal-mechanic, electronic, automotive and aerospace, among others.



    This webinar is part of a series on investing in Sonora

    Current page - Part 1
    August 12/08
    Investment Opportunities for the Automotive Industry in Sonora, Mexico
    For more information about Part 2 - On Demand Archive available
    November  4/08
    Sonora as One of the Largest Aerospace Clusters in Mexico
    For more information about Part 3
    March 23/09
    Nearshoring in Sonora, Mexico



    Senior CEOs, Business Development Directors, from the following industries: Automotive and Autoparts


    Martha Campa, Investment Promotion Director, Economic Development Council for Sonora  

    Martha Campa has a Bachelors Degree in International Trade & Commerce and is presently Director of Foreign Investment Promotion of the Sonora Economic Development Council (EDCS), entity in charge of promoting the State of Sonora worldwide in order to attract foreign investment into Sonora’s economy, as well as stimulate the exports of Sonoran products and services. 

    For over five years Ms. Campa was representative to this Council in Los Angeles, California, as well as Director of Foreign Trade Promotion in Sonora.

    Furthermore, her experience and participation around the world in several trade missions, seminars, congresses and international trade fairs give her an integral background which enables her to broadly promote the State of Sonora.

    Alfonso Bustamante, Plant Manager, Grupo Antolin  

    Mr. Alfonso Bustamante Olea is a Mechanic Electritian Engineer graduate from ITESM in 1984. He has been working as a supplier for the automotive industry for more than 21 years. Mr. Bustamante began at the Goodyear Oxo rubber company in Hermosillo as a plant manager from 1987 to 1997, and then transferred to Mexico City as a National Sales Manager of original equipment from 1997 to 1999.

    Mr. Bustamante then came back to Hermosillo to become plant manager of Grupo Antolin since 1999 to this date. Grupo Antolin is a Tier 1 automotive supplier originaly from Spain, that is currently doing door systems assembly for the Ford Stamping and Assembly plant in Hermosillo, Sonora.

    Mr. Bustamante has been in charge of 3 plant start up operations in his career which include Goodyear and Grupo Antolin plants 1 and 2, all of them in Hermosillo, Sonora.

      Patricia Garcia, Human Resources Manager, Magna (Cosma Group)

    Born on March 26, 1969 in Saltillo, Coahuila. As a child she grew up on a family with strong principles and values.  After High School she went to UANE (Northeast Autonomous University) where she major in Business Management specialized in Human Resources. She also obtained post-grades in Communications and Public Relations (ITAM-Mexico City), Human Resources (ITESM-Monterrey) and Health & Safety Specialist (Georgia Tech).

    Patricia has more than 18 years in management experience in the Metal Mechanic Industries, such as Mabe General Electric, Electrophoresis Mexicana, Magna, Formex and Sonora Forming. Her expertise in the automotive world helped her develop Leadership programs, hi-performance teams & create Human Resources Systems to support the company’s growth and employee needs.  She participated to create new facilities in different regions of the country leading HR & Business strategic initiatives implementing new technologies and confront challenges.

    Living and working in multicultural groups with authentic interest to serve and help to develop people to be better, she is part of community groups and has participated in different roles such as mentor and teacher of University in the Business & Human Disciplines. Coach of executives, and be part of Human Resources Associations in Mexico & USA, and Vice President of Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Monterrey, N.L.


    The Economic Development Council for Sonora provides investment promotion services for the manufacturing industry. The State of Sonora, Mexico helps companies interested in investing in Mexico through the process, from site selection to final establishment of the facility. See why Sonora is called “The State of Productivity”.



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