The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named former American Axle and Manufacturing supply chain executive Mark Moreno as its new executive director.
Moreno spent 21 years at Detroit-based American Axle, most recently as director of procurement for the driveshaft manufacturing operations, responsible for leading global initiatives on supplier development, contract negotiations, strategic sourcing, and productivity improvements.
After leaving American Axle, the Michigan native founded M2 Integrating to help entrepreneurs and visionaries integrate the major functions of their businesses. His leadership provides the mentoring and problem-solving tools needed to take companies to the next level.
“The chamber has a tremendous 30-year legacy whose membership reflects the diversity and incredible entrepreneurial spirit of Hispanic-owned businesses across the state,” says Moreno. “I’m eager to work with the staff and board to further enhance our value to our members and Hispanic community, as we seek to help provide an even greater economic impact in the state.”
Jesse Venegas, chairman of the MHCC Board of Directors, says, “Mark’s experience, business acumen, and great character will be invaluable to the chamber and its members.”
Moreno began his professional career with defense contractor General Dynamics, where he worked in procurement and supply chain abilities across government programs in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt.
He later would take his Spanish language skills to Condumex Inc., a subsidiary of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Carso. At Condumex, he led the procurement activities for the alternative energy businesses in Mexico, companies that included Telmex, Nacel, and Industrias IEM.