Manuel Herranz – CEO
A translation industry expert, Manuel is a double graduate in engineering and linguistics. He worked as a training engineer for Ford Motor Company’s tool suppliers, being heavily involved in engineer training for the engine plants in Valencia (Spain) and Chihuahua (Mexico). Manuel also worked for Rolls Royce Marine and Industrial at co-generation plants for Cepsa (Huelva, Spain) and Ushuaia (Argentina).
European Director for the B.I Corporation of Japan in the early 2000′s, he established Pangeanic in a friendly buy-out in 2005. Collaboration with Valencia’s Polytechnic research group and the Computer Science Institute led to the creation of the PangeaMT platform, becoming the first LSP in the world to implement open source Moses successfully in a comercial environment.
Manuel’s vision is to automate language processes and multilingual publication in as many channels as possible. He has a keen interest in web crawling, machine translation and making the web as multilingual as possible.
When not working and developing, Manuel spends time supporting NGO actions like the Malima Project, Translators Without Borders, medical research into rare diseases and sport events.
Garth Hedenskog – Sales Director
With over 8 years of experience in the language industry and a strong background in sales, Garth joined Pangeanic’s fast growing team in 2015 to further develop our company on the international stage.
Building on an already impressive portfolio of clients to Pangeanic’s name, Garth and his team look to expand on this and introduce more businesses to Pangeanic’s awarding-winning solutions and professional services. Garth started his career in his native South Africa.
He has since worked in the United Kingdom and Spain, where he has developed businesses in a range of different industries and two other LSPs (Seprotec and Mondragon Lingua).
Alex Helle – Chief Machine Translation Engineer
Alexandre joined Pangeanic in 2011 while still finishing his Master’s degree in applied machine translation. Alex attended the University of Alicante where he studied Technical Engineering in Computer Science, with major in pattern recognition. He majored in Machine Translation, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Pattern Recognition and Digital Imaging during his Master’s Degree at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where he was also involved in the development of the first version of PangeaMT back in 2010.
He is a specialist in Machine Translation in distant languages, like Japanese-English, Chinese-English-Spanish. His daily duties include Research and Development and programming. He is also Pangeanic’s system administrator.
Alex has been responsible for the technical aspects of the research implementation of EU’s EXPERT project at Pangeanic, including search-engine techniques based on Elastic Search in a massive database and hybrid MT + TM approaches.
América Garoña – Vendor Manager
América started her career in the language industry as a freelance translator in 2009, soon followed by quality management positions in two international language solutions companies in Ireland (Lionbridge) and Spain (RR Donnelley).
She has 5 years experience translating, coordinating linguists, managing linguistic assets and quality assessment processes, as well as working with clients to ensure expectations are met at all levels.
América joined Pangeanic’s team in 2016 to further assess and expand our pool of linguists and to support production team with the growing business in Valencia’s office.