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Tissue, Pulp, Paper and Packaging Experience

Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez is our Assistant Professor of Conversion Economics, Finance and Supply Chain. Prior joining NC State University, Dr. Gonzalez was the corporate controller of manufacturing and logistics for North, Central and South America for Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), the biggest global tissue producer. He also held several positions in controlling and manufacturing at Smurfit Kappa Carton de Venezuela (an integrated forestry, pulp and paper and packaging solutions company). In his last position, he was co-responsible for daily business operations for multiple divisions in different countries (including budget preparation and control, financial reporting, capital investment analysis, cost control, strategic analysis).

Other experiences include the establishment of processing facilities and supply chain analysis for numerous customers, product development and market research. Dr. Gonzalez has provided consultancy services to startup and established companies in the U.S., Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia.

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Dr. Gonzalez earned Bachelors degrees in Accounting and Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, a Masters in Marketing of Forest Products and a Doctorate in Integrated Supply Chain and Conversion Economics from North Carolina State University. He also holds a MBA from the Jenkins Business School, Poole College of Management and training in value creation in the consumers good and forest product industry from the Stockholm School of Economics. Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez is an expert in integrated analysis (supply chain, conversion process and economics and financial analysis).

“I am excited to teach business and finance principles to our engineering students.  This critical knowledge will ultimately add to the success of our Industry,” remarked Dr. Gonzalez.  He will be teaching Pulp & Paper Strategic Business Analysis and senior design.