Ryan Alan S. Celis is a Mechanical Engineer by training. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Philippines in Diliman in 1987 where he also received his Certificate in Advanced Military Training in 1985. He placed 6th in the 1987 Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examinations. Ryan also took his Masters in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business in 1992. He started his professional career in San Miguel in 1988 which saw him undertake various positions, first as a Cadet Engineer, then as Head of Preventive Maintenance, Plant Engineer, and Manufacturing Manager of the company’s major feedmilling facility in Manila. On top of this, he also managed the company’s drying facilities for brewery by-products. His last assignment was as Plant Manager of a newly constructed feedmilling facility outside of Manila.
After leaving San Miguel, he set-up his own food company marketing and distributing his former company’s poultry and meat products under the Magnolia, Purefoods Hormel and Monterey Brands. He also set-up his own engineering and consultancy company doing project engineering and project management, consultancy and technical training, maintenance services, fabrication, construction, and installation works for feed and food manufacturing companies. Over-all, Ryan’s experience in the feedmilling industry spans 32 years. At present, his company also operates a feedmill plant in the southern Philippines doing contract manufacturing for various major feed integrators and commercial feedmillers.