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Celia Meilan

Celia Meilan, American food products executive. Named One of Top 50 Women Business Owners, Working Woman Magazine/National Foundation Women Business Owners, 1994, 1995.

Background

  • Meilan, Celia was born on January 21, 1920 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Ventura Lorenzo and Susana (Prego) Meilan.

  • Education

    • Student, City College of New York, 1943—1946.

    Career

    • Codes and ciphers translator security division United States Censorship Office, New York City, 1942—1946. Secretary, treasurer Albumina Supply Company, 1946—1955. Co-founder, co-owner, secretary, treasurer, finance officer AnimalFeeds International Corporation, Clark, New Jersey, 1955—1986, executive vice president, 1986—1992, president, 1992—1994, chair emeritus, board directors, since 1994, vice president, co-owner, since 1998, director, vice president, Central Pacific Trading Corporation.

      Panama representative. Co-owner American Film Institute Trade Service Inc., Clark, New Jersey, Pacific Oil Panama, 2008. Vice president co-owner Taboquilla Holdings Inc., Panama, Innosi Laria Play Blanca, Panama.

    Membership

    Board directors Pesquera Taboquilla, Panama City, Panama, Inversiones Pesqueras S.A., British Virgin Islands. Vice president, board directors Atlantic Shipers of Texas Inc., Port Arthur, 1989. Board directors Atlantic Shippers Inc., Morehead City, North Carolina.

    Vice president, director AnimalFeeds, International, Santiago, Chile. Member of National Foundation Women Business Owners, Spanish Benevolent Society (board directors 1955-1962).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: travel, hand crafts, backgammon, puzzles.

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    Born January 21, 1920
    • 1942 - 1946
      Codes and ciphers translator security division United States Censorship Office
    • 1946 - 1955
      secretary, Albumina Supply Company
    • 1946 - 1955
      treasurer, Albumina Supply Company
    • 1955 - 1986
      co-founder
      Secretary, Maryland, United States
    • 1994
      co-founder
    • 2008
      co-owner AFI Trade Service Incorporated
      Clark, New Jersey, United States
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