Mr. Antonio J Cantafio is an experienced professional in supply chain management and strategic development. Partly retired, Mr Cantafio have worked with the Board of Directors of a few non-profit organizations in San Antonio, Texas
Due to his deep interest in education, he has taught over the years a number of courses on business, finance and international trade.
Before moving to San Antonio in 2006, Mr. Cantafio started and managed for over 10 years what is one of the top 3 logistic service providers in his country of origin, Venezuela. It initiated as a small, closed doors operations for one company but rapidly evolved into a leading supplier of logistics services for Venezuela’s market. Under his tenure, the company annual growth averaged 25%, which was achieved in an environment of political upheaval, high inflation and economic uncertainty.
After college, he started at the manufacturing facility of The Gillette Company in Venezuela, where he oversaw production in a facility with more than 400 employees on a 24 hours basis, operating a multitude of processes in the areas of toiletries, writing instruments and blades & razor packaging. Later as Operations Director of Jafra Cosmetics, a direct sales cosmetics subsidiary of Gillette at that time, he became responsible for manufacturing’s transformation into an international operation, setting up a customer service department and updating ERP systems for the company.
Mr Cantafio is an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. He also holds a Master of Science in Marketing from the same university, and a MBA from University of Texas at San Antonio.