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The Future of the Medical Device Industry in El Paso and Juarez
The Future of the Medical Device Industry in El Paso and Juarez
November 8, 2017

The Future of the Medical Device Industry in El Paso and Juarez is a 1-day symposium taking place in El Paso, Texas on November 8th, 2017. Featured speakers include leaders from Johnson & Johnson, Cardinal Health, Seisa Group, the Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - El Paso Branch, and Workforce Solutions Borderplex. 

Join us as we discuss the future of the medical device industry in our region and begin to formulate strategies to help it grow. 

Registration fee is $30. Lunch and a reception are included with registration.

AGENDA as of 09/25/17: Draft – Subject to Change




Welcome & Sponsor Acknowledgement

Emma Schwartz, President, MCA Foundation

9:00 am


Biomedical Industry in Texas, and El Paso/Juarez role

Tom Kowalski, Executive Director, Texas Healthcare & Biosciences Institute

9:15 am




10:15 am

El Paso’s Economy and Growth of the Healthcare Sector

Roberto Coronado, Vice President in Charge & Sr. Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch

10:30 am

Advanced Manufacturing Skills – Regional Gap Analysis and Recommendations

Joyce Wilson, Workforce Solutions Borderplex


11:15 am




12:00 pm

“A Case for Quality” – Medical Device Manufacturing Regulatory Issues

Rocio Legarreta, Director, Quality Operations, Medical Devices at Johnson & Johnson

12:30 pm




2:00 pm

Industry Experts Panel – Mapping the Region’s Assets and Role in the Future of the Medical Device Industry

Moderator:  Jon Barela, Borderplex Alliance


  • Juarez Contract Manufacturer (Julio Chiu, CEO, Seisa)
  • Juarez Corporate Manufacturer (Sigfrido Delgado, Senior Director of Quality Operations, J&J)
  • EP Corporate Manufacturer (Willie Sosa, SVP Manufacturing, Cardinal Health)
  • Professional Service Provider (Rudy Pina, CEO, Dynatec Laboratories)

2:15 pm


Networking Reception


3:45 pm



5:00 pm

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