Sidney Leite

SpecialityOperations & Technical Director – M. Dias Branco

51 Years old, experience of 29 years in Food & Beverage Industry


• Management of 12 production units including engineering, maintenance, warehousing, quality control, environment, safety, food safety, quality management and performance management;
• Technical and operational / logistical viability analysis for the acquisition of companies, acting as responsible for the operation;
• Strong knowledge of new business integration;
• Strong knowledge of analysis and implementation of a better production and logistics network, focusing on optimization of asset utilization and profitability;
• Elaboration and implementation of reengineering plans;
• Elaboration and implementation of the Short, Medium and Long Term Infra-Structure Master Plan;
• Elaboration and implementation of the Industrial Automation Master Plan, prioritizing financial and technical viability to improve operational efficiencies;
• New plant and expansion projects;
• Technical and commercial negotiations on Capex acquisitions;
• International Experience (Uruguay, Germany, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, China, South Africa, Egypt and USA) : Projects, negotiations, look at the best practices, benchmarking, participation of fairs and training;
• WCM (World Class Management) – Implementation;
• SGI (Integrated Management System) – certification standards: ISO 9000, 14000, OHSAS 18000 and FSSC 22000;
• TPM Methodology (Total Performance Manufacturing) – Implementation;
• Demand, Operations and Inventory Planning (Sales and Operations Planning);
• Senior team leadership, focused on the short, medium and long term, aiming at the unfolding of the company’s strategy;
• Leadership of factory floor operational teams;
• Implementation of operational projects of teams of continuous improvement.

M DIAS BRANCO S/A (current – 6 years): Technical & Operations Director

• Responsible for 12 factories in Brazil that produce biscuits, pastas, cakes, snacks, toast, fats and margarine. Corporate areas of Engineering, Maintenance, Integrated Management System and Performance Management.

VONPAR S/A– COCA-COLA – Rio Grande do Sul (1 year): S&OP Consultant
• Implementation of the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) in the units of the Vonpar Group in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.

NORSA REFRIGERANTES LTDA – COCA-COLA (7 Years): Manufacturing Director

• Responsible for the five plants producing and bottler Coca-Cola in the states of Bahia, Ceará, Piauí and Rio Grande do Norte
• Responsible for managing corporate industrial areas: Engineering & Industrial Maintenance, Total Quality System (Integrated Management), Planning and Industrial Control, Warehouse and Asset Security;

CERVEJARIA KAISER BRASIL S/A (15 Years) : Packing Manager, Coordinator of Corporate Productivity and Production Coordinator;


Business Administrator


Brewery Technology
Supply Chain Management