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Opex Academy

Opex Academy is dedicated to creating enterprise excellence in organizations. Opex Academy helps companies with the highest standards of excellence to develop learning events and lean programs and to design systems based on principles that drive behavior to the ideal state. Opex Academy is committed to consult and coach organizations and top executives looking for a sustainable continuous improvement and transformational culture in the relentless work of identifying and avoiding waste.

Contact:   Opex Academy Info   |   |   +52 442 212 0125


Spanish, English


North America, Latin America, South America


Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Aeronautics, Consumer Products, Electronics, Service, Logistics, Appliances

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Certified Facilitators

Abel Gomez

Abel Gomez

Executive Director

Abel Gomez, an industrial engineer with an MBA specializing in marketing and sales, has more than 20 years’ industrial experience. Mr. Gomez has been an advisor to most of the Mexico companies to receive Shingo recognition from 2011 to 2013, and served as director of the Shingo educational partnership with ITESM in Queretaro from 2010 to 2013. He is now founder of the Opex Academy, a company that hosts Shingo activities. During his career, Mr. Gomez has trained over 600 top executives and consulted with 60 large companies to help them develop operational and enterprise excellence in Mexico, the United States, Latin America and Europe, while embracing the principles of the ideal state.

Jim Mayer

Jim Mayer

Director USA

Jim Mayer, with 30 plus years of experience, has been involved in different settings that include retail, construction, manufacturing and consulting. Mr. Mayer has held positions with a wide range of organizational impact that include supply chain management, human resources, information management, project management, strategic planning and Lean systems. As the director of Lean and Ops Support for Rexam, he was the program director which resulted in two facilities receiving the Shingo Prize: ECA Guatemala in 2015 and Rexam Querétaro, Mexico in 2016. In 2017, Mr. Mayer joined the Opex Academy by launching Opex’s Chicago office. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Commerce College at the University of Illinois and a MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Ricardo Ruiz

Ricardo Ruiz

Operations Director

Ricardo Ruiz is the operations director for the Opex Academy. For over 24 years, he has worked with multinational companies as a mechanical engineer electrician. He is an expert consultant on lean tools and lean transformers for creating sustainable culture models, as well as developing management systems for continuous improvement in companies in Mexico. Mr. Ruiz is well-rounded in operational excellence, business finance, logistics, production, and processes of engineering and lean development of Six Sigma methodologies. Within these categories of expertise, he has focused on the financial results of a company, the proven ability of a company to manage human and material resources, and the professional, creative, and innovative new strategies for a cultural change in an organization.