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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.


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.


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


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.


  • Registered professional engineer, Florida.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, golf, camping, computers.


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

Orlando L. Alvarez

Angela (Portilla) Alvarez

Patricia V. Suarez

Andres Alvarez

Carlos Alvarez

Nicolas Alvarez

Patrick Alvarez