Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Carlos Álvarez Herrero

Head of technical services at the Covestro factory in Tarragona and central maintenance coordinator for the Covestro factories in Tarragona and Barcelona, Carlos Álvarez has had an important professional career in the field of maintenance and technical services.

In 1985, he joined Bayer as an engineer at the Tarragona plant, specializing in the production of CO, MDI and TDI, and became a project engineer at the MDI plant in the region. In 1993, he moved to Germany to take up the position of head of engineering. In 1995, he returned to the Tarragona factory, where he assumed various responsibilities until he was appointed head of technical services in 2013. Since 2014 he has combined that position with the functions of Central Maintenance Coordinator for the Covestro factories in Tarragona and Barcelona.

An industrial engineer from the Technical University of Catalonia, he has a master's degree in Occupational Risk Prevention from the Universitat Rovira Virgili, where he specialized in industrial hygiene and safety. At this same university, he is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering.