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mechanical engineer , food products executive

Jose Florencio Alvarez, American food products executive, mechanical engineer. Registered professional engineer, Florida. Recipient George Samuels award, Inter-American Suger Cane Seminar, 1987.

Background

Alvarez, Jose Florencio was born on June 25, 1948 in Camagüey, Cuba. Arrived in the United States, 1962. Son of Orlando L. and Angela (Portilla) Alvarez.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1972. Master of Business Administration in Finance, Louisiana State University, 1980.

Career

Applications engineer Ingersoll Rand, Phillipsberg, New Jersey, 1972-1973. Project engineer Identity and Passport Service Engineers, Baton Rouge, 1973-1977. Senior mechanical engineer Kaiser Aluminum and Chemicals, Gramercy, 1977-1980.

Project manager Georgia-Pacific, Plaquemine, 1980-1981. Vice president, general manager Atlantic Sugar Association, Belle Glade, Florida, 1981-1989. Vice president planning and plant operations Sugar Cane Grower Coop Florida, 1989-1999, senior vice president planning and operations, since 1999.

Board directors Refined Sugar, Inc., Sugar Processing Research Institute, American Sugar Refining, Inc., Domino Foods, Inc.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Florida.

Membership

Member advisory board Palm Beach County St. Luke School, 1996—2000. Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Florida Sugar Cane League (member environmental quality committee 1983-1989), American Society Sugar Cane Technology (member executive committee 1982-1987, president 1986).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, golf, camping, computers.

Connections

Married Patricia V. Suarez, August 7, 0971. Children: Andres, Carlos, Nicolas, Patrick.

father:
Orlando L. Alvarez

mother:
Angela (Portilla) Alvarez

spouse:
Patricia V. Suarez

child:
Andres Alvarez

child:
Carlos Alvarez

child:
Nicolas Alvarez

child:
Patrick Alvarez