Eucatex and Its Leadership

Flavio Maluf began working for Eucatex in 1987, one year after his marriage to his current wife Jacqueline. His first assignment was in the company’s trade department. In order to familiarize himself with the other operations of the company, he moved to the industrial segment of the company. In 1996, he rose to be one of the company’s executive officers. The family business leaders and the stakeholders, impressed by his work, agreed to elevate him to the position of president. He currently occupies this position.

In order to ensure that the company remains competitive, he has taken upon himself to modernize the business. This, he feels, will give Eucatex competitive advantage. He is also keen on giving back to the community as characterized by his collaboration with, among others, MaternidadeIdio Carli and local clinics and hospitals.

About Eucatex

Eucatex made a name for itself for being the first Brazilian company to utilize eucalyptus as a raw material for plate and kitchen dishes manufacturing. In 1954, the chapas was made by Eucatex. It was soon inaugurated in Santa, Sao Paulo. Against this successful background, the company soon started producing wood fiber sheets. Indeed, the company also worked on acoustic linings. Later, the company began manufacturing acoustic sheets along with insulations. Presently, this company provides the local construction industry and furniture manufacturers with materials. With a steady increase in demand, Eucatex has built a new factory to accommodate these new realities.

Growing Up

In early December 1961, Flavio Maluf was born to Brazilian parents. He grew up in Brazil and went to school there. He graduated with a mechanical engineering certificate from Sao Paulo’s Armando AlvaresPenteado Foundation (FAAP). In order to familiarize himself with the day-to-day running of businesses, he went to New York University and graduated with an administration degree. In America, he also found employment here and there the entire time of his study.

Flavio married one Jacqueline in 1986. The two are blessed with three children. Their eldest child was a chemical engineering student in London. Their 19 year old child is studying at FAAP: like his father before him. Their last born, a 15 year old boy, looks to join an English college for an engineering course.

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