Francisco Almada Lobo
Francisco is the CEO of Critical Manufacturing. He is recognized as a top strategic thought leader and evangelist on digital transformation, specifically Industry 4.0, manufacturing operations and the factories of the future.
Francisco holds an MBA and an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Porto. He started his career in a CIM R&D institute, and joined Siemens Semiconductor in 1997. Throughout his tenures at Siemens, Infineon and Qimonda, he specialized in optimizing highly complex, discrete manufacturing operations.
In 2004, he led the first migration of an MES system in a running high-volume facility. Francisco co-founded Critical Manufacturing in 2009 and has been CEO since 2010.