Francisco Suarez, SPE, was appointed vice president of the Western Hemisphere at TAM International, overseeing Latin America and Canada. He has more than 29 years’ industry experience, predominantly in international markets. In his previous role at TAM as director of Latin America, Suarez established the company’s presence in Mexico’s market and also moved the Latin American headquarters to Bogotá, Colombia. Suarez earned a bachelors degree in petroleum engineering from Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is also a member of the Colombian Association of Petroleum Engineers.