Manufacture in Mexico: Tijuana is Your Best Near-Shore Strategy

San Jose, CA - The Tijuana Economic Development Corporation (Tijuana-EDC) presents a Business Symposium “Manufacture in Tijuana, the Best Near-Shore Strategy” on Tuesday, November 9th at the Sheraton Hotel in San Jose, CA from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The Tijuana-EDC has planned an informative half-day event that will include success stories in the electronics and medical device industries.

North American Production Sharing, Inc. (NAPS) is contributing to the planning of the symposium in the Bay area. Richard Jaime, President and Co-Founder of NAPS, will play a key role in presenting the specifics of implementing a near-shore strategy in Tijuana. NAPS and the Tijuana-EDC are pleased to announce that Mr. Malin Burnham, Chairman of John Burnham & Co and Vice-Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield Global Real Estate Solutions, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.  Burnham will offer a unique perspective on the opportunities that the San Diego-Tijuana region presents for world-class competitiveness.

Ricardo Pineda, Senior Director of Global Supply Chain for Monster Cable based in Burlingame, CA, will address the benefits of integrating your Mexico manufacturing operation into your company’s global supply chain strategy.  Gerardo de la Concha, VP of Operations for Medtronic in Mexico, will present an overview of the advantages the Tijuana operation presents to the company, as well as a primer on the challenges and successes in the establishing and managing the operation.

The seminar is geared to provide professionals at an executive and managerial level with tools to make informed decisions on implementing a near-shore strategy and manufacturing in Mexico, particularly in Tijuana. Gain new insights and an informed perspective on Tijuana’s strategic advantages for near-shoring solutions to serve the West Coast markets.  Take this opportunity to connect personally with business professionals who have established profitable operations in the San Diego- Tijuana region.  For more information about setting up operations in Mexico or attending this event, please visit or contact NAPS at 858.794.7947. 

Monica Hanono

About Tijuana-EDC
The Tijuana Economic Development Corporation (Tijuana-EDC/DEITAC in Spanish) was founded in 1989.  As a non-profit organization, the Tijuana-EDC is dedicated in helping various companies take advantage of the benefits found in the Tijuna-San Diego Mega Region.   Visit for more information.

About NAPS
NAPS is a premier shelter company in Mexico providing start-up and ongoing administration for companies manufacturing in Mexico.  Since 1991, NAPS has played a key role in ensuring the success of 70 Mexico manufacturing operations including:  Esterline, Hewlett Packard, Intuitive Surgical, JAE, Monster Cable, Parker Hannifin, Speck Products, Toyota & Qualcomm.  For more info about NAPS and the shelter services in Mexico we offer please visit

About Malin Burnham
Malin Burnham is a private investor and real-estate development legend in the San Diego region. He is the Chairman of John Burnham & Co and Vice-Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield Global Real Estate Solutions. He has been the Founder and a Director of First National Bank at San Diego. He is a former Director of San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Cubic Corporation, and Gen-Probe, Inc. Mr. Burnham is a former Chairman of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research and former Trustee of Stanford University, as well as former President of America's Cup Organizing Committee.

About Monster Cable
Monster Cable has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance cables for audio, video and computer components.

About Medtronic
Medtronic partners with medical professionals to develop life-changing technologies that improve the way chronic diseases are treated.