IFMAFMCC WorldFMDay Live Session11 by Ricardo Crepaldi and Francisco Abrantes “Importance of the facilities governance in the post-crisis”

Date(s) - 07/13/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am

 Ricardo Crepaldi  Francisco Abrantes


  • São Paulo:           13.07.2016, 12:00 (12 pm)
  • Houston:              13.07.2016, 10:00 (10 am)
  • UTC:                        13.07.2016, 15:00 (3 pm)

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Ricardo Crepaldi, Spec., B.Sc., L.Sc.; Sr Int. Facilities & Environmental Consultant; M.Sc. Student; ABES Bauru President; ABRAFAC Advisor
Francisco Abrantes, Executive/Managing Director Brazil at POWERTRON GLOBAL INC


@IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session11 by Ricardo Crepaldi and Francisco Abrantes 

“Importance of the facilities governance in the post-crisis”

“A importância da governança em facilities no pós-crise, ações e oportunidades”

by Ricardo Crepaldi, Spec., B.Sc., L.Sc.; Sr Int. Facilities & Environmental Consultant; M.Sc. Student; ABES Bauru President; ABRAFAC Advisor
Francisco Abrantes, Executive/Managing Director Brazil at POWERTRON GLOBAL INC

Facilities Managers are one of key members in the organizations. In the development economies crisis are common, but cyclical as always. In this crisis’s moments the FM’s decision is decisive for the company’s future in post-crisis when stabilized and return to grew up. How to prepare to this? As a FM we need to be read for the post-crisis period. This knowledge helps the company be more strong after crisis and grew up more than others company in the same market.

The second part of the presentation will be a discussion about other opportunities in FM world, like to work as a consultant, academic and others.

Visão Geral:

Os Facilities Managers estão entre os membros chave nas organizações. Nas economias em desenvolvimento as crises são frequentes, porem sempre cíclicas. Nestes momentos de crises as decisões do FM são decisivas para o futuro das empresas nos momentos de pós-crise quando estabilizam economicamente e retomam o crescimento. Como se preparar para esse momento? Como FM nos temos de estar prontos para o período pós-crise. Este conhecimento ajuda a empresa sair mais forte após a crise e ter um crescimento maior frente aos concorrentes do seu nicho de mercado.

A segunda parte da apresentação será uma discussão sobre as outras oportunidades possíveis no mundo de FM, como trabalhando como um consultor, dando aulas/treinamentos e outras possibilidades

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the crisis moment & post-crisis.
  2. Discuss the behavior of FM in critical company´s moment.
  3. Understand the importance to work in advance if you are thinking about post-crisis moment.
  4. Understand the other opportunities for FM that is possible to do inside FM world.

Objetivos de Aprendizado:

  1. Discutir a crise e o momento pós-crise.
  2. Discutir o comportamento do FM no momento crítico da empresa.
  3. Entender a importância de trabalhar previamente se você está pensando sobre o momento pós-crise.
  4. Entender as outras oportunidades para o FM que são possíveis dentro do mundo FM.

Presenter(s) Biography:


Ricardo Crepaldi, B.Sc


Spec., B.Sc., L.Sc.; Sr Int. Facilities & Environmental Consultant; M.Sc. Student; ABES Bauru President; ABRAFAC Advisor

Ricardo is Chemistry with and has more than 27 years of professional experience. In 23 years of these he is involved in industry always in facilites and environmental area, working on companies Boehringer Ingelheim (Pharmaceutical), AB-InBev (Beverage) and General Motors (Automotive). He is a ISO 14000 auditor and has Specialisation Degree in Environmental Eng’g., as well enhancement in Controller and Business Administration. With more than a 4 years in academic area, recently he started a Master Degree in Science and Environmental Technology base on nanotechnology field as a 1st step of a personal project of Post PhD level.

Nowadays Ricardo works in academic research and teaching, also is a senior freelance consultant for companies in contact management, environmental management, facilites operations, continuos improvement, cash conservation, crisis management, problem solving and sustainability.

Active member in many associations in Brazil and US for facilities, environmental and academic areas. Actually the main tasks are as an Advisor for ABRAFAC (Brazilian Facilities Association) and a President of a Chapter of ABES (Brazilian Environmental Association).

As a long time worked as a global SME and a regional coordinator, he has a strong experience in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa and also with great partnerships in India, Korea, China. Ricardo is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil and speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian and has knowledge in German too.

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MBA with a concentration in Financial Management from University of Dallas/IPEP Brazil, post degree in People Management and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

He was the President of GRUPAS – São Paulo Administration Benchmark Group in 2008. He is ABRAFAC – Brazilian Facility Management Association founder and its Financial Director (2005-2006), Vice Chairman (2007-2008), Chairman (2009-2010), Senior Board Chairman (2011-2013). Currently he is member of the ABRAFAC Senior Board.

He was also nominated to be member of IFMA BOD during 2011-2013 and currently member of Corporate Facility Council (CFC).

He is FAMU – Florida Agricultural Mechanical University Counselor in the Facility Management Graduation Program.

Current Responsibilities

As an Executive Director of Powertron Global Inc he oversees Brazilian operation, responsible for introducing nanotechnologies solutions to increase building energy efficiency focus on the HVAC equipment.

He has been also working in the consultancy sector, sharing his 25+ experience in the Supply Chain, Logistics, Administrative, Real Estate, Property&Facility Management areas in companies’ workshops, training, due diligence and so on.

He  has over 25 years of comprehensive experience in  the Pharmaceutical Industry, Health Care, IT Company, Oil&Gas, Mining, Call Center, Broadcast Company (TV and Radio complex), Financial including  Facility and Property Management, Real Estate, Supply Chain, HSSE and Construction areas.

The Session is proudly presented by

World FM Day 2016 – The FMCC Event Team:

Ondrej-1Teena Shousejamosmgroll

Ondrej Strup, IFMA FellowFMCC Board Member as Secretary
David Reynolds – FMCC STAG 1st Co-Chair and Podcast & Audio Coordinator
Teena Shouse, IFMA Fellow – FMCC Baord Members as President-Elect
Joshua Amos – Component Liaison at IFMA

Markus GrollFMCC Board Member as 1st Vice President & STAG Liaison