Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez is Assistant Professor of Conversion Economics, Finance and Supply Chain. Prior joining NC State University, Dr. Gonzalez was corporate controller manufacturing and logistics for North, Central and South America for Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (the biggest global tissue producer). He also held several positions in controlling and manufacturing at Smurfit Kappa Carton de Venezuela (an integrated forestry, pulp and paper and packaging solutions company).
In his last positions, he was co-responsible for daily business operations for several divisions in different countries (including budget preparation and control, financial reporting, capital investment analysis, cost control, strategic analysis). Other experience includes the establishment of processing facilities and supply chain analysis for several customers, product development and market research. Dr. Gonzalez has provided consultancy services to startup and established companies in the U.S., Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia.
Dr. Gonzalez earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, a Masters in Marketing of Forest Products and a Doctorate in Integrated Supply Chain and Conversion Economics from North Carolina State University. He also hold a MBA from the Jenkins Business School, Poole College of Management and a certification in value creation for the consumers good and forest product industry from the Stockholm School of Economics. Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez is an expert in integrated analysis (supply chain, conversion process and economics and financial analysis)