Ernesto’s work has been international and multifaceted. He started as a trader working for North American Industrial Ltd, a company based in Hillsboro, Oregon. Subsequently, he was hired by Weyerhaeuser, where he held several positions in the United States and later in Uruguay. Ernesto’s seven-year tenure at Weyerhaeuser included Marketing Manager for South America, Commercial Manager of Weyerhaeuser Products South America, and Director for South America of Weyerhaeuser Solutions (a consulting firm of Weyerhaeuser).
After returning to Chile in 2011, Ernesto was appointed Deputy General Manager of the Tromen Group, the third-largest Latin American producer of sawn timber at the time. He managed the operations of five sawmills and a plywood mill.
In 2016, Ernesto became Managing Director of V-W Ltda — a sales and marketing consulting company which develops export programs between companies in Brazil, Chile, South Africa, and Uruguay and clients in the Netherlands, Belgium, China, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, and the United States.
Ernesto has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of Santiago (1994), a master’s degree in Construction Management from the Catholic University of Santiago (1995), and a PhD in Marketing — with a focus on wood products — from Oregon State University (2003).
Ernesto lives in Santiago, Chile. He can be reached by cell at +56 973976341 or by email at email@example.com.