Pedro Oliveira da Silva

Managing Director – Automotive and Aerospace Professional na OPCO | Creating Solutions

Managing Diretor – Automotive and Aerospace Professional
OPCO | Creating Solutions

Lisboa e Região, Portugal


Mechanical Engineering master degree, Industrial Engineering post-graduation. 3rd party IATF 16949 CB auditor and ISO9001 EOQ certified auditor. Plant / Industrial management. Quality management. Engineering management and project management. Supplier quality assurance and development. Process and production engineering. Lean Production. IATF 16949, QS 9000, VDA6.x, ISO 9001.

Main experience: Automotive Industry; ISO/TS and IATF 16949 3rd party auditor; VDA-QMC qualified trainer, Odette MMOG/LE trainer; FIEV v2.0 auditor; Quality Engineering, Productivity, Lean Thinking, Continuous Improvement, Operations Management; TPM Total Productive Management; Automotive Industry supplier development.


Managing Director – Automotive and Aerospace Industry Professional
OPCO | Creating Solutions
Ago de 2015 – o momento

  • Responsible for the overall organization management and internationalization process, managing the partnership relations with the main entities in the automotive and aeronautical industries, such as VDA QMC, Odette International or FIEV.
    With an overall number of customers exceeding 230 companies and projects in Portugal, all over Europe and in countries such as Morocco, Mexico or Brazil, OPCO is today a preferred training and consultancy provider, supporting its customers where they are.
    Our projects range from qualified training actions or integrated training programs (in Portuguese and English), to global projects in terms of quality management systems certification support according to IATF 16949 or AS 9100, to internal and 2nd party audits according to IATF, VDA6.x or AS 9100 as well as to interim management activities.
    Creating Solutions… always!

Managing Partner – Automotive and Aerospace Industry Professional
OPCO | Creating Solutions
Jun de 2006 – Ago de 2015

  • Responsible for industrial development projects and qualification training programs next to national and multinational customers, in Portugal and abroad.
    – VDA QMC certified trainer and examiner for VDA6.x standards;
    – FIEV 2.0 auditor and trainer;
    – Odette MMOG/LE qualified trainer;
    – ISO/TS16949 auditor;
    – AS9100 / AS9101 AATT;
    – Lean Manufacturing trainer;
    – Quality and productivity coaching.

Director Founder
Automotive Summit Portugal
Jan de 2019 – o momento

  • Automotive Summit’s moto says it all: Sharing Knowledge.
    With this yearly event we aim to bring to Portugal the best in the world in their respective fields. At the same time, we aim as well to show outside the best that Portugal, its companies and its professionals, have to offer in terms of industry.
    A common ground to share experiences, knowledge, opportunities and to network with top professionals from several areas.

Director Founder
Industrial Forum Portugal
Jun de 2016 – o momento

  • Founder of the Industrial Forum Portugal, a national promoter of entrepreneurship next to the main players in the industry, national and international.
    IFPortugal is the basis for a networking website as well as for a regular publication aimed to share best practices, examples and business opportunities in order to further develop national industrial activities.

IATF 16949 QMS 3rd party Lead Auditor
IATF 16949 Auditor TÜV SÜD and URS (Former TÜV) Rhenland and DQS)
Fev de 2008 – o momento

  • IATF 16949 3rd party Lead Auditor, working externally with global Certification Body, for automotive industry. Audits performed in Portugal, Spain, Germany, USA, Mexico and South Africa.

Plant Manager
Taiyo Technology Portugal
Jul de 2005 – Jun de 2006

Responsible for the Operational organization of the plant, including Production, Operations, Quality, Engineering and Human Resources, managing the company in liaison in the Japanese administration.

Quality & Project Engineering Manager
Taiyo Technology Portugal
Dez de 2002 – Jun de 2005

Responsible for the Quality Assurance Department in all its areas, from customer liaison, supplier management, process quality as well as internal laboratory.
Plant certification according to the ISO/TS 16949 standard.
Responsible for the Project Engineering Department, in the interface between customers and head quarters and sister company in Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
Launching of new products for Ford, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Saab and Nokia (final customers) as well as Visteon, Pioneer, Panasonic (tier 1 customer)

Supplier Quality Assurance 
Faurecia Interior Systems
Mar de 2001 – Dez de 2002

  • Reporting internally to Purchasing Department and to Faurecia division, to Supplier Quality Regional management
    Responsible for a panel of suppliers in terms of Quality and Productivity, including initial samples approval (PPAP), 2nd party audits (VDA6.3), Run@Rates and supplier claim management and problem solving
    Participation in new supplier assessment process
    Purchasing Department responsible for the ISO/TS 16949:2002 certification

Senior Quality Engineer
Lear Corporation
Nov de 1998 – Mar de 2001

Senior quality engineer responsible for the Responsible for the Quality Planning and Customer Liaison Department, responsible for new project launching as well as liaison with the customer basis and responsible for the Quality Incoming and internal laboratory department, in relation to the suppliers basis
Temporary allocation to an international production transference project
Participation in the QS9000 plant certification

Production / Process Engineer
Volkswagen Autoeuropa
Fev de 1998 – Nov de 1998

  • Process engineer in Final Assembly – Chassis area.
    Responsible for new projects and engineering changes introduction for chassis (power steering and braking systems) and powertrain areas (diesel engine)

Quality Engineer
Volkswagen Autoeuropa
Jun de 1996 – Fev de 1998

  • Quality Engineer at the Quality Planning & Field Data Analysis
    Responsible for quality data analysis and customer and field concerns for the areas of chassis and powertrain; Liaison with chassis and powertrain simultaneous engineering teams and problem solving teams

General Motors
Mai de 1996 – Jun de 1996

  • Trainee at the “Lean Material Group” – Logistics Department
    Support to the implmenetaion of kanban material management system in final car assembly line


Universidade Nova de Lisboa
MSc, Mechanical Engineering

TÜV Rheinland Portugal
Post Graduation, Quality Auditor according to the EOQ scheme

Post Graduation, Industrial Engineering


MMOG/LE v5 / trainer and auditor
Odette Internacional
Emitido em 2019

VW Formel Q Trainer
Volkswagen AG
Emitido em Dez de 2017

VDA 6, VDA 6.4 and VDA 6.7 Trainer and Auditor
Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) e.V.
Emitido em Out de 2017

Groupe PSA
Emitido em Fev de 2016

PSB / PSCR Trainer
Volkswagen AG
Emitido em Jun de 2015

AS 9100 AATT Auditor
International Aerospace Quality Group
Emitido em Mai de 2015

FIEV Auditor and Trainer
Emitido em Out de 2014

TPM Japan Tour Study
Emitido em Mar de 2014

KBA Auditor (German Traffic Law)
KBA Kraftakt-Bundesamt
Emitido em 2014

VDA 6.3 Trainer and Examinator
Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) e.V.
Emitido em 2010

IATF 16949 3rd party auditor
IAFT Global Oversight
Emitido em 2008

Examiner for Personnel Certification Body
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität (DGQ)
Emitido em 2013

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