President of Eucatex in Brazil, Flávio Maluf, has experienced a wonderful career. He has enjoyed being part of the growth of a company that offers both high-quality and environmentally friendly products. He has worked for Eucatex since 1987. After a long and diligent career, he has earned the title of Company President, and that was announced on their website.
Born in 1961, Flávio Maluf is a Brazilian native. He attended school in the United States for a year at the prestigious New York University and graduated with his mechanical engineering degree from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, (FAAP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Family has always been important to him. Shortly before he began his career at Eucatex, he married Jacqueline de Lourdes Torres Coutinho in 1986. Together, the loving couple had a family of 3. Their children have gone on to achieve their own personal successes as well. For example, their 22-year-old daughter went to school for Chemical Engineering in London, their 19-year-old has formed a company and a foundation and their 15-year-old wants to go into the field of engineering and is studying the trade in London.
Throughout his career, Flávio Maluf has seen the company go through much growth. He’s worked in several divisions since his start there in 1987. He began his career in the company’s trade division. He then moved into the industrial division where he worked for 10 years.
In 1996, his uncle who was the president of Eucatex at the time invited Maluf to join the Executive Board. Because of his excellent work on the board, Maluf received the promotion to President in 1997. He’s since worked to create innovative product lines and in 2010, he supervised the inauguration of a new factory in Salto. His focus has always been to keep the company current with the times and modernize management and operations.
Eucatex began in 1951 as the first company in Brazil to take environmental concerns into consideration. They pioneered by using eucalyptus as the raw base material for their panels, sheets and building materials. Their first factory was located in Sao Paulo. Eucatex has grown to produce products like acoustic ceilings, wood fiber sheets for furniture manufacture, insulation and acoustic panels. Check out Flavio on Facebook for more, or read one of his great columns in Terra about Brazil’s economy, and what the outlook means for the future.