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Alexandre Xavier L. Martins

Division Manager – Laboratories
Falcao Bauer Group

Alexandre Xavier L. Martins from São Paulo, has a MBA in Marketing by ESPM with extension through City University (London, UK), and graduated in Advertising by Mackenzie University and Electronic Technician by ETESP. He has been working for 20 years in the TIC segment, regarding Testing, Inspection and Certification for markets in Brazil and abroad, and also as a Post-Graduation Professor for business disciplines.

He is currently Divison Manager for Laboratories of the Falcão Bauer Group, one of the biggest certification body and private product laboratory in Latin America. Their facilities include Chemical, Mechanical, Furniture and Electrical structures for testing – with 17025 accreditation, offered services include tests for Inmetro certification, benchmarking, product development, quality control, and homologation for exports.

Marcela Ganem Flores

Regulation Specialist
Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis

Marcela Flores is graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ.

She has a master’s degree in Chemistry Engineering at COPPE-UFRJ, in the control and process simulation area.

She has worked between 2005 and 2008 in FCC – Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores.

At ANP, she has worked in the Superintendency of Refining and Gas Processing ANP, also in CPT – Technology Center for Research and Analyses, located in Brasilia and today operates in Regulatory coordination of Superintendency of Products Quality and Biofuels. She represents  this Superintendency in several international standardization forums, as ISO and ASTM.

Christian Wahnfried

Diesel & Biodiesel Technical Committee Coordinator

Christian Wahnfried is bachelor in Automotive Mechanical Engineering from FEI (Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial) – São Paulo – Brazil graduated in 1996 and has a MBA in Strategic Business Administration from FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas) in Curitiba – Brazil in 2009.

He joined Bosch Diesel Systems in 1998 as quality system and investment responsible at the diesel system development engineering. In 2000 he assumed the responsibility for endurance and reliability testing of rotary pumps and common rail system. In 2005 he added the responsibility for the unit pump system testing after being trained at Bosch USA. In 2006 he took over the lead of the Engineering Testing Center, responsible for reliability and fatigue testing, as well as validation measurements and product instrumentation.

In 2008 and 2009 he worked as technical adviser at the business development unit, supporting the divisional strategic planning team. In 2009 he went back to lead the Engineering Testing Center and added to his portfolio the responsibility for the definition of local customer engine and vehicle validation for the injection system based on the local market requirements and profile.

Since 2001 he is also supporting all actions regarding the testing and improvement of alternative fuels for diesel engines. In 2006 he took over the lead of this activity as main contact person for diesel fuel issues.


Elcio Luiz Farah

Executive Director

Elcio Luiz Farah is a Mechanical Engineer. He graduated with emphasis in the automotive and production areas, at the “Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial – FEI” and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management from the “Faculdade de Saúde Pública” of the University of São Paulo – USP.

He currently holds the position of Executive Director at AFEEVAS (the Association of Equipment Manufacturers for Vehicle Emissions Control in South America). He has also worked for sixteen years with vehicle emissions control at CETESB (the Environmental Agency for the State of São Paulo) and at SVMA (the Secretariat of Environment for the city of São Paulo), proposing standards and regulations, presenting a range of technical papers, performing laboratory audits and certifying vehicles in Brazil and abroad.

At AEA (the Brazilian Automotive Engineering Association) he is currently a member of the Audit Committee, having previously been a member of the Director Council and of the Board of Directors. Furthermore, he has worked as an independent consultant on issues regarding technology and the environment and, formerly, for twelve years, he has worked with the design, development and testing of engines and components in the automotive industry, optimizing their performance and emissions.

Mariano Bacellar Netto

Specialist Engineer
INNAC Instituto Nacional

Mariano is a specialist engineer at INNAC, the National Institute for Conformity Assessment of Products, working in technical support for the certification of several products, and training of functionaries, according to INMETRO compulsory regulations as well as working in the development and updating of Brazilian standards, in ABNT for ARLA 32, as well as other specialist committees.

He has previously worked as Chief of Process Control Laboratory at Willys Overland, then Ford Motor Company, Director of Research and Technology at Manufatura de Brinquedos Estrela and Technical Director at IQB, the Brazilian Institute for Qualification and Certification.

Cesar Ribeiro

Senior Industrial Sales Manager
Yara Brasil

Daniel Capassi

Instrutor de Fiscalização Ambiental
Polícia Rodoviária Federal

Carmen Araujo


The programme includes full detail and confirmed speakers for all of the dedicated streams from our 2016 conference. Key topics included:

  • Heavy-duty commercial vehicles
  • Non-road mobile machinery
  • Alternative fuelled vehicles
  • ARLA 32 Forum

Read our latest article written by our Research Manager: All Brazil’s automotive-grade urea to be imported as Petrobras announces withdrawal from the market


Alexandre Xavier L. Martins - Falcao Bauer Group

Division Manager – Laboratories

Alexandre Xavier L. Martins from São Paulo, has a MBA in…

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Presentation: ARLA 32 testing procedures

  • Testing procedures of ARLA 32 producers
  • Ensuring certification quality of ARLA 32 after certification

Marcela Ganem Flores - Agência Nacional do Petróleo,…

Regulation Specialist

Marcela Flores is graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Federal…

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Christian Wahnfried - AEA

Diesel & Biodiesel Technical Committee Coordinator

Christian Wahnfried is bachelor in Automotive Mechanical Engineering from FEI…

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Presentation: Biodiesel in Brazil

  • Changes to commercially available fuel
  • Opportunities and challenges within the Brazilian biodiesel industry

Elcio Luiz Farah - AFEEVAS

Executive Director

Elcio Luiz Farah is a Mechanical Engineer. He graduated with…

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Chairperson introduction: Elcio Luiz Farah, Executive Director, Afeevas 

  • View from members towards changing regulation and market
  • Legislation and technology working towards reduced emissions
  • Compliance within the ARLA market

Mariano Bacellar Netto - INNAC Instituto Nacional

Specialist Engineer

Mariano is a specialist engineer at INNAC, the National Institute…

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Presentation: ARLA 32 certification updates

  • Current process of certification
  • Process of manufacturing
  • Evaluation of materials presenting unknown compatibility with ARLA 32

Cesar Ribeiro - Yara Brasil

Senior Industrial Sales Manager

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Presentation: ARLA 32 producer experience

Daniel Capassi - Polícia Rodoviária Federal

Instrutor de Fiscalização Ambiental

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