Leo Avendano


Mr. Leonardo Avendano – Vice President, Manufacturing

Leonardo is the Vice President of Manufacturing based in Sydney, Australia responsible for managing global manufacturing operations including contract manufacturing.

Leo has extensive international experience in manufacturing. He began his career in the medical device sector in 1996 with Becton Dickinson, Mexico before moving to France for two years and then to the USA completing certification in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. In 2004 Leo was promoted to Plant Director for one of Becton Dickinson’s plants in Mexico, responsible for over 300 staff. In 2010 Leo immigrated to Sydney where he initially worked for Cochlear Ltd. in the Quality Leadership Team, and in 2012 he joined Parnell. Leo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, majoring in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from ITESM Mexico.