Leadership & Committees
Fiber Broadband Association LATAM Chapter
Eduardo Jedruch, CommScope Inc
Telecommunications Engineer graduated from the University Blas Pascal in the province of Cordoba, Argentina. With more than 17 years in the industry, Eduardo held senior positions in major companies. Founding member of the FTTH Council LATAM Chapter, Eduardo held previously in the organization, the positions of Finance Chairman and Technology Director, and also serves as Master Instructor for the Professional FTTH international certification program given by the Fiber Broadband Association LATAM Chapter. He currently serves as Network Architect for the CALA region CommScope Inc.
LATAM Finance Chairman
Hector Moreno, EXFO
Héctor Moreno has more than 22 years of experience in the Test & Measurement Industry for Telecommunications, and over this period of time he had the opportunity to play different roles from technical support, sales engineer, sales manager while being in close contact with Telecom technologies. He is currently Sales Director at EXFO, responsible for the Latin American and Caribbean market. Prior to EXFO he held the Sales Manager position at Wandel & Goltermann de Mexico.
Héctor Moreno has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from ITESM “Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México” and Master in Business Administration from IPADE “Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas, México”.
LATAM Marketing Committee
Director: Ricardo Claro, Corning Optical Communications
Graduated in Telecommunications Engineering and holding MBA in Marketing and Project Management, Ricardo Claro has +15 years of experience in Telecom industry and during his career supported several projects involving wireless, fiber access and IPTV technologies for Latin America Telecom market. Ricardo has been active in the organization over the years since LATAM Chapter was created in 2009.
As Marketing and Market Development manager for Corning has responsibility to lead regional business and develop Fiber to the Home market in Caribe and Latin America. Ricardo is also a professor in regular courses of Electronics and Telecommunications.
LATAM Public Relations Commitee
Director: Nelson Saito, Furukawa
Nelson Saito, graduated from Federal University of Paraná, Brazil, in 1985, in Electrical Engineering and has specialization courses in New Product Innovation from Stanford University, USA, New Product Development from University of California, USA, and Innovation Consulting from Unindus / Tech University Compiègne (UTC), France. He has over 25 years experience in Telecommunications and Information Systems, Marketing, Business Strategy and Finance Systems.
Since 1984 Nelson Saito has been working for Furukawa Industry in areas as Process Engineering, R & D, Marketing, New Product Development, New Business Generation, and Technology of Information. He is currently responsible for managing the broadband solutions business and structured cabling solutions.
LATAM Regulatory & Techonology Committee
Director: Gustavo Candolo, Prysmian Draka Brasil SAGustavo Candolo holds a degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Electronics and Telecommunications from INATEL, specialization in Optical Fibers Communications at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and an MBA in Marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). With 22 years of experience in the areas of commercialization and marketing, application engineering and the development of products and strategic markets for telecommunication cables and connectivity accessories. Responsible for Latin America for optical solutions (FTTx) and Application Engineering with the objective of gathering and maximizing the wide knowledge and experience of the technologies of access to the network.
LATAM Smart Cities
Director: Juan Vela - Calix
With nearly 20 years experience in broadband technologies, Juan Vela is a recognized telecommunications industry professional. A regularly featured author in trade publications and industry blogs, Juan is Senior Director of Solutions Marketing at Calix where he works to identify emerging market needs through research, analytics and customer interaction. Prior to joining Calix, Juan held leadership and individual contributor roles in marketing, product management, strategy and network engineering at wireline service provider and broadband technology companies. Juan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering.