Sidney Porto

A results-oriented leader with a solid background in Operations & Engineering. Sidney has been head of quality, manufacturing engineering, shop operations, safety, environmental, facilities & equipment maintenance, product and applications engineering during his 25 years in the automotive industry. Sidney is experienced in project management from green field to plant management. He is an expert in Six Sigma, Lean, AIAG core tools, total production maintenance programs, GD&T, reliability and manufacturing engineering and operations management.

He is skilled in leadership, management systems implementation & maintenance, problem solving techniques and effective communication. Sidney values teamwork and builds productive working relationships providing proper response to customers’ needs. Sidney is a DNV and Concentric Global certified QMS lead auditor and has successfully led management systems towards ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Ford Q1 and Volkswagen VDA Class A requirements. Sidney has dual residency in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Charleston, SC where he speaks fluent Portuguese, English and moderate Spanish.


Automotive Components
Combustion Engines Design & Manufacturing
Cast iron, Stamping, Plastic products
Basic Metals & Fabricated Metal Products
Engine Cylinder Blocks and Heads Machining
Precision Machining
Assembly & Test
Machinery & Equipment
Engineering Services
Education & Training


Concentric SA (South America) – Director
Concentric Global. – General Manager & Senior Consultant
Cummins Latin America – Operations & Engineering Leader
Cummins Inc. (USA) – Operations Leader
Cummins Inc. (Canada) – Engineering Leader
Bosch – Quality Engineer


Walden University (2014) – MBA Specialization International Business
Mackenzie University (1989) – Bachelors in Business Administration
FEI (1985 – Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering
Brazil Army (1981) – 2nd Lieutenant of Cavalry
English, Portuguese & Spanish languages


Multi-task teams’ leadership
Systems and processes development
Project management
Management systems integration, implementation & maintenance


Six Sigma Certified Green Belt & Sponsor
Six Sigma $5M Club Member in 2008
SAE published paper – engine cylinder block bore honing
ISO 9001, ISO TS 16949 and ISO 14001 Lead Auditor in 2005
Ergonomics Trainer in 2000
Kaizen Trainer in 2008
Seminars Host on Six Sigma Program and Self-Managed Work Teams implementation
Ford Q1 Award, VW VDA Class A, Komatsu Preferred Supplier recognition
Multi-task and multi-cultural teams leadership over three countries


Safety Requirements
Ergonomics Solutions
Quality Management Systems Implementation, Integration & Maintenance
Automotive Standards: AIAG tools, Ford Q1, VW VDA Management Systems Audit
Product Audit
Process & Torque Audit
Six Sigma Methodology
Product, Quality & Manufacturing Engineering
Change Management
Product Design Validation
Process Design & Implementation
Error / Mistake Proofing Concepts
Industrial Engineering, Standardized Work Methods
Cost Reduction Tools
Problem-Solving Techniques
Investment, Capital Procurement
Lean Manufacturing Tools; VSM, TPM, Kanban
Supply Chain Management


Manufacturing plant start-up, major capacity expansion and plant shutdown
New products planning, developing and introduction
Major processes improvement: Occupational Health, Safety, Environmental, Quality, Delivery & Cost


FORMARE educator for low-income teenagers
EMAUS associate to assist homeless men


Tennis, golf, guitar and horseback riding.

RECOMMENDATIONS as posted on Linked in

First of all, Sidney is a person that you can really trust. Besides his outstanding experience and knowledge within Operations areas, he has been one of the best leaders I’ve ever worked with. He gives direction and engages the team to pursue the best results for the business. He is nice colleague as well, always with good sense of humor. It was a great pleasure to work with him. Recommended!
— Marcello Andrade da Silva, Operations Managter at ABB
I worked with Sidney during several of his roles at Cummins and found him to be a dedicated and results-oriented manager who effectively managed his team while empowering them to act like owners and innovators. He has a casual and friendly style and can be counted on to keep his composure in a challenging environment. Sidney’s experience and insight should prove valuable to anyone who has an opportunity to work with him.
— Robert Borchelt, CIO – Advanced Manufacturing Deployment at GE
I have had the pleasure to work with Sidney on multiple new product programs. Sidney was instrumental as a change agent at Holset, Inc. for improving quality, throughput, and customer satisfaction. Sidney separates himself from other peers in his ability to gather consensus and his team’s unity when attacking a concern. It is a testament to his leadership style that his team takes pride in their work and accomplishments. I learned much from Sidney’s leadership style and laser focus for resolutions for project improvements.
— Van Sealey,Plant Manager at Deep Flex
Sidney consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership attributes, commitment to client service, and leading-edge technical knowledge.
— John Poole, Director of Human Resources at The Office of the Attorney General, State of Texas