Jorge Palacio, Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations

Jorge Palacio joined Chamberlain Group in 2018 as Vice President of Operations, responsible for Mexico manufacturing plant in 2018 and oversees all aspects of the Nogales site and has the overall responsibility of setting the direction and achieving results through the team in an environment where safety is always put first. In 2021, Jorge took on an expanded role leading global manufacturing operations.

Jorge joined Chamberlain Group from Smiths Medical where he held the position of Director of Operations for Smiths largest operation in their plant portfolio. Jorge oversaw three manufacturing sites with over 3500 associates producing approximately three million medical devices each week. Jorge previously held executive leadership roles at Navico as EVP of manufacturing and supply chain and GM for automotive Tier 1 at Bose Corporation.

Jorge has a double B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science from CETYS University Mexico and received his MBA from the University of Rochester. Jorge is APICS CPIM certified and is passionate about teaching at University, sharing his professional experiences and learnings.

Jorge is originally from Mexico City but has resided in the US-Mexico border region for the past 30+ years. He and his wife Karina have been married for 27 years and have three grown children. Together, they also own a successful candy factory and brand.