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Juan Martinez, PhD, PE, FCSI, Principal & Co-Founder, Profitality Labor Guru

Juan Martinez is a 37 year industry veteran and currently Principal and Co-Founder of Profitality Labor Guru (PLG), an Industrial Engineering Consulting Company that helps brands optimize their investment to drive better unit economics. His experience spans to over 100 different concepts across all menu and service system offerings.

Prior to founding PLG, Juan spent 17 years in the Burger King system, where he was the Director of Research & Development, responsible to lead innovation in the area of menu, equipment and operations development.

Juan is a licensed Professional Engineer, with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MS in Engineering Management and PhD in Ergonomics from the University of Miami.

He is a member of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), where he is a member of the “Board of Trustees”, as well as the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE). As an industry “thought leader” Juan frequently speaks at industry gatherings, and has written over 100 articles in foodservice and Industrial Engineering Journals, including a regular column in Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine. Juan is also a Fellow at The Culinary Institute of America.