President of Tecma Customs Solutions
Porfirio Waters is TECMA’s President of Customs Solutions. He is a US Licensed Customs Broker and consultant with experience in fast-paced multinational organizations.
Porfirio Waters is a US Licensed Customs Broker and consultant with experience in fast-paced multinational organizations. He is licensed by IATA/FIATA, Certified and Validated by Customs and Border Protection Customs Trade and Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT).
His expertise spans:
- Maquiladora (IMMEX) startup and relocation,
- US Customs Commercial Rulings,
- Foreign Trade Zone Management,
- Food and Drug Administration Import and Export policy,
- APHIS USDA regulations.
Porfirio has over 27 years of leadership experience in intermodal logistics in the automotive, electronic consumer products, medical and commodity products sectors. Customer-driven and fully bilingual in English, Spanish, and speaking ability in Japanese. Attended St. Mary’s University and University of Texas San Antonio in the business school for Business Management, and pursued post education in Biology from Pan American University.
He started, in warehouse and transportation management working in the automotive industry supporting General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, Toyota, and Honda with domestic and international logistics requirements. This involved the planning, designing and managing of domestic and international supply chains, working with some of the largest NVOCC’s and Steamship Lines.
Serving as Vice President for a large U.S. Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder, licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission with over 100 employees, Porfirio set up and managed warehouses, US and Mexican customs departments, and intermodal operations on the Texas southern border, while being responsible for company policy and Procedures for the ISO Quality System.
Porfirio later moved on to become the owner and Chief Executive for a total logistics management service provider, servicing his customers with Customs, warehousing, freight forwarding and transportation services. He developed and implemented policies and procedures under ISO 9000 standards, and a Quality System audited by Lloyd’s. He helped many companies from the U.S., Asia, Canada and Europe relocate and expand their business into secure and successful operations in Mexico and North America.
Tecma’s services are flexible, in that they can be configured to meet individual client needs, as well as to accommodate manufacturers of all sizes.