Chris Guerrara, President and CEO of PACE, is an accomplished executive with over 34 years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer. He is a Lean 6 Sigma Manufacturing expert that has successfully led multiple teams through new Product Launch.
Mr. Guerrera has enjoyed national media exposure. He was recently interviewed by Kathy Ireland for her Modern Living national syndicated television show. He has been featured on Good Morning America Shark Tank and was the MCee of the Shark Tank panel for the MAKE48 competition hosted by the Smithsonian Lemelson Center in Washington DC.
He has products displayed at recent trade shows alongside such household name products as Scrub Daddy®, Squatty Potty®, Paint Brush Cover®, Drop Stop®, and ReadeRest®, all products that have achieved mass distribution & sales after their appearance on the reality TV series ‘Shark Tank. Mr. Guerrera was instrumental in the BMW start-up and success in the United States where he managed the interior group for the BMW Z3 and X5. He spent over 5 years in Greenville, South Carolina developing the BMW interior group during their USA launch. He was awarded the JD Powers and Associates best in class Quality Award from BMW. He was responsible for the Greenville Operation generating 180 million in revenue using World Class Just-In-Time Lean techniques.
Mr. Guerrera was an integral part of the 1/8 turn fuel system design for Ford Motor Company and is listed on the patent as the Chief Design Engineer. He was the Director of Engineering responsible for four plants with sales revenue of 170 million. He spent three years developing the on-board fuel vapor recovery system for the Ford Taurus vehicle that was first in its class to have such a sophisticated fuel system design that revolutionized the industry.
Mr. Guerrera holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire in Mechanical Engineering and is a Lean 6 Sigma Master Black Belt. He is certified in the Toyota Production System and the BMW VDA Production System. He served on the Executive Supplier Counsel for BMW, Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company.