Our Team

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Frank Otero
President &
Chief Executive Officer

Miami / New York
305.666.3456 / 212.685.0578

About Frank

Mr. Otero, is the founder, President & CEO of PACO Technologies, an international consulting firm that specializes in providing Program Management and Construction Management services to the transportation and infrastructure industry.. Mr. Otero’s accomplishments include initiating a strategy initiative to advance the awareness of the benefits of configuration management to our industry. As the industry’s pioneer and leader he has successfully developed an methodology based on the principles of configuration management that when formally implemented and integrated into the project management process has proven to mitigate the impact that design and construction contract changes have on cost overrun, schedule slippage, claims and litigation avoidance. Mr. Otero was appointment to the Board of Directors representing the Business Member Board of Governors of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), a national and international trade organization whose mission is to advocate, strengthen and improve public transportation; Appointment to the Board of Directors of the National Transit Cooperative Research Program, an organization responsible for authorizing and overseeing over $10 million annually in transportation research grants; Execution of a formal collaborative agreement with Rutgers University Voorhees Transportation Center to jointly conduct research and further the advancement of Configuration Management at both the academic and industry level.

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Huiqin (Ann) An
Senior Vice President
& Chief Financial Officer

New York
212.685.0578 Ext. 305

About Ann

Ms. An has been with PACO Technologies since 1998 and is responsible for managing all financial operations, contract management, and financial strategic planning for the organization, and serves as strategic adviser to the President/CEO. Prior to joining PACO, she was a Professor of international business for 10 years in the University of International Business and Economics. Ms. An holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Montclair State University and BS in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics.

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Howard Sackel
Senior Vice President
& Regional Manager

New York
212.685.0578 Ext. 304

About Howard

Mr. Sackel, Sr. Vice President and Regional Manager brings to PACO more than 40 years of professional experience in the transportation field, with an emphasis on program and project management of major rail and transit system “new starts,” expansion, and other capital projects including aerial structures and tunnels with above grade and underground stations.  He has managed major transit programs from conceptual planning through design, construction, and startup for several transportation agencies across the U.S. including the LIRR’s East Side Access project and the proposed ARC tunnel in New York, Miami’s Metrorail system and elements of the transit systems in Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC.

Mr. Sackel also served as Transit Industry Leader for major consulting firms such as URS and O’Brien Kreitzberg and worked in a lead role for Amtrak, New York’s MTA and the Port Authority on major project initiatives.  Mr. Sackel’s experience also includes review and improvement of organizational structures, governance and oversight of the implementing agencies as well as the processes and procedures for managing large and small capital projects.

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Lewis Mintzer
Vice President,
Business Development & Marketing

New York
212.685.0578 Ext. 307

About Lewis

Mr. Mintzer, Vice President of National Business Development and Marketing brings over 25 years of marketing and business development experience at AECOM, the world’s largest engineering consulting firm, to PACO Technologies.

At AECOM, he supported marketing and proposals, business development initiatives and pursuits in aviation, rail, highways, water, parks, and government, educational, and entertainment facilities.

For the past decade, Lewis has been an adjunct professor in a graduate-level course he created titled “Marketing for Construction Management and Engineering Services” at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University.

Lewis also has worked in a leadership marketing capacity for AMEC, Dames & Moore, O’Brien-Kreitzberg, and also was an internal consultant at NJ Transit, Metro-North and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Jorge Reinosa
Senior Configuration
Management Consultant

Miami
305.666.3456 Ext. 205

About Jorge

Mr. Reinosa has over 20 years of experience as the senior configuration management consultant and performing software consulting, integration, implementation, training, and customer support for city and state agencies across the country and internationally. He is an experienced software system trainer, having performed train-the-trainer, end-user training, executive stakeholder training, and administrative training in a classroom environment and via web-based delivery for agencies across the country.

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Ina Arqimandriti

Controller

New York
212-685-0578 Ext. 306

About Ina

Ms. Arqimandriti is a competent Accounting Manager with over three years of experience in accounting. She is responsible for managing all aspects of accounting and HR such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, timekeeping, benefits, performance reviews, employee records and more. She works closely with our CFO and assists in the company’s financial operations, contract administration and maintaining the company’s policies and procedures. Her responsibilities also include communicating with our clients, preparing project invoices according to contract terms and insuring their timely submission, managing PACO’s MDBE certifications and providing assistance and information to other departments whenever needed. Ms. Arqimandriti holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Baruch College and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Accountancy.

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Rajender Bekkary
Senior
System Analyst

Miami
305.666.3456 Ext. 204

About Rajender

Mr. Bekkary has over 20 years of enterprise-wide industry experience providing application development, IT, and integration services has Strong delivery skills (i.e. ability to scope/size a project, provide subject matter expertise and guidance to a team, manage the delivery of an engagement work stream) have solid understanding of full project life cycle and management methodologies worked on an Highway, Transit, Aviation, Healthcare program controls, Revenue cycle mgmt, Clinical databases, document management, configuration management, Asset Mgmt and claims management software systems/solutions.

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Lucienne Canet
Marketing &
Proposal Manager

Miami / New York
212.685.0578 Ext. 314

About Lucienne
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Stacie Rosa
Bookkeeper &
Admin Assistant

New York
212.685.0578

About Stacie

Ms. Rosa has over 8 years of Office Administrator experience and 4 years of Accounts Payable experience. Her duties include but are not limited to scheduling, organizing and coordinating business meetings and conference calls, supporting all departments in the day to day activities, helping employees with various questions, requests and more. Ms. Rosa works closely with our Accounting Manager and also assists with aspects of HR such as hiring process, benefits, organizing employee records and insuring their confidentiality. Her responsibilities also include the use of our project management system, ccsNet, and insuring that all project documents are properly organized in there. Ms. Rosa is a valuable member of our team and her supportive role insures that the business’s daily activities are handled effectively and in a timely manner.

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Sandra Marcela Acuña Peña
Talent Acquisition
Coordinator

New York
212.685.0578 Ext. 310

About Sandra

Ms. Acuna has over 7 years’ experience working as an Office Manager, Talent Acquisition Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. Her most recent duties have included leading the company’s recruitment efforts involving effectively locating qualified engineering technical and professional candidates for project assignments, both domestic and international. Her experience includes human resource management, supporting proposal (RFP) process, contract administration, payroll, marketing, and social media campaigns. Experience also encompasses client service, office management and administration. She is articulate, flexible, detail oriented, career oriented, and dedicated to personal and professional improvement. Ms. Acuna is a well-organized results orients person who enjoys multi-tasking and working with technology in an integrated project team environment.

Her responsibilities include, but not limited to, providing recruitment support to Marketing and Department and Operations Department. This involves preparation of job descriptions, placement of job openings in various web portals, and seeking qualified candidates from various in-house and external networks.

Her responsibilities also encompass maintenance of the company’s Electronic Document Management System, ccsNet, which is used for storing resumes of employees and candidates and their contact information. ccsNet is used as the corporate central depository for facilitating efficient retrieval of qualified professional and technical candidates for project assignments.

She also coordinates with clients to schedule interviews, managing the hiring process of selected candidates and ultimately assignment to the project. When necessary she is also involved in salary negotiations between client and candidates, preparation of monthly reports on new hire metrics and reporting results to senior management and supporting the creation/updating of  procedures and templates improving the recruitment, selection, and retention process for the company.

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Wilfredo Padilla Falcon
Configuration Management Technician

Miami
305.666.3456 Ext. 202

About Wilfredo

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