About Us

We know that your customers are demanding quality products in real-time, making the need for continuous improvement, innovation and speed to market, greater than ever.

We design and deliver customized solutions that puts smart boots on the ground, educates and activates your team, while analyzing critical data to facilitate improvements and transform your production chain.

Our Team Members are experienced innovators who offer a unique combination of an engineering mindset with deep technical knowledge to revolutionize the way apparel and footwear products are manufactured.

Our ten key areas are:

  • Smart Boots QA-QC
  • Material Inspection
  • Factory Process Optimization
  • Mold Audit
  • Sustainable Production Alignment
  • Learning Institute
  • Digital Manufacturing Execution System
  • Face Mask QC
  • Personal Protective Equipment QC
  • Virus Readiness Audit

We assure our Clients’ products are made Right from the start™. 


To empower industry with innovative, sustainable, hands-on solutions that lead to the delivery of true value to the world’s consumers.


To revolutionize the lifestyle* industry by delivering sustainable leading-edge production chain practices.

*Apparel, footwear, leather goods, outdoor gear, fabric, leather, etc.

The Partner for Major Brands Worldwide

Founded in 2003, Impactiva has been a partner of choice for major brands and retailers who are eager to improve their Supply-Chain. We impart lean manufacturing principles to optimize factories’ processes, provide on-site quality assurance and/or quality-control, and deliver significant improvements in efficiency, quality, flexibility and cost.

Our rigorous recruiting process and world-class learning centers in Chennai, India, and Dongguan, China attract the industry’s best, most ethical professionals. Impactiva Team Members provide our Clients with cost-saving, forward-thinking insights, a dedication to continuous improvement, and unmatched integrity, honesty and ethics.


Jose R. Suarez is our founder and the majority shareholder who has been in the leather, footwear and apparel industry since 1991. In 1999, he founded leatherXchange, a marketplace for the world of hides and leather. After selling leatherXchange in 2003, he purchased the company’s quality control division which served as the foundation for the creation of Impactiva.

Stanley Motta is a Panamanian business magnate presently Chairman of the Board of Copa Airlines (NYSE symbol CPA) one of Latin America’s highest rated carriers. He resides in Panama and owns companies in the import-export, banking, insurance, television and technology industries.


Regis Vogel has served since 1999 as an IT leader in the textile, B2B and manufacturing industries in positions such as CTO, Chief Architect, Head of Software Development and Chief R&D Officer.  Since 2009, he is Senior Director of Development Services and Strategic Accounts responsible for University of Michigan’s alumni direct donation IT platforms.

John Naughton is an accomplished quality engineering executive having been head of quality for Dell computers and Nokia smartphones. He joined Keurig Green Mountain as Senior Vice President, Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental in 2013.

Roberto Saco is a principal at Aporia Advisors, a boutique consulting firm specialized in designing business processes and organizational change. Roberto is past-president of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the world’s leading association for performance improvement professionals. When not consulting in banking, healthcare or IT, he may be found teaching on the topics of service quality and innovation.

Robert Bohlen is a graduate in animal science from the University of Illinois. He is an authority in the purebred cattle breeding business having developed cattle ranching, breeding, feedlot and meat packing operations in 18 states. He later headed companies in the coal mining, finance, residential and commercial real estate.