Encinas has 40 years of business and industry experience as well as teaching experience at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS). He served as a visiting and adjunct instructor of marketing at UAFS from 2013-2017. He’s also been an independent consultant in marketing, sales and business development, primarily oriented to Latin American countries, since 2013.
Encinas, who earned an MBA from the University of Detroit, served as an executive at Baldor Electric Company in Fort Smith from 2001-2013. As director of region marketing and sales for the motors and generators unit, Encinas was a member of Baldor’s key management team in areas such as international integration, sales and marketing, and channel management and leadership.
Encinas has lived and worked in five different countries in Latin America and has had numerous short-term international assignments in Europe and Asia.
He has also held marketing, sales and management positions with Mettler-Toldeo, Inc., in Ohio; Potters Industries in New Jersey; Roburn International in New Jersey; The Parker Pen Company in Wisconsin; Merck & Co., in New Jersey; and Chrysler Corporation in Michigan.
Encinas earned his bachelor’s degree in economic sciences from the Universidad of Chile and also has an engineering degree in business administration and a licensure in economics – business administration in addition to his MBA.