Brazilian businessman Flavio Maluf is the driving force behind the success of Eucatex. The company is currently one of the largest suppliers of panels, boards, paints and laminate flooring. The company, founded in 1952, has been in good hands under Maluf’s leadership.
Born in Sao Paulo, Maluf studied mechanical engineering at Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. He moved to the U.S. for a year then returned to his homeland to work for Eucatex. At the time, he uncle was the CEO.
Maluf jumped at the challenge, moving to all parts of the company so he could learn every aspect. It wasn’t long before he was invited to join the executive structure of the Eucatex Group. Maluf’s contribution was a resounding success.
In 1997, he was named President. He knew that the only way the company would continue to succeed was by making some tough changes. The first order of business was shaking up the executive structure. Maluf then completed a complete revamping of the manufacturing facilities to make them among the best in South America.
Eucatex just opened a new manufacturing plant in the city of Salto. Maluf is determined to keep Eucatex successful in the 21st century and beyond. The company has a clear focus on the environmental sustainability and forest preservation. The Eucatex Recycling Program introduced by Maluf helps preserve 1 million trees and over 15 million liters of water.
Maluf’s philanthropic efforts are well known. He gives generously to a number of organizations to help the needy and underprivileged.