Flavio Maluf is the chief executive officer of Eucatex Group an environmentally friendly and innovative company which uses unique materials to produce industrial and household items. He was born in 1961 in Brazil. He attended FAAP, an advanced learning institution based in Sao Paulo where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.
After graduating, Maluf joined Eucatex Group in 1987 where he began in the trade department. Eucatex is a company started by his father a renowned businessman and politician in Brazil in 1951. By then, the company specialized in wood processing. He would later shift to the engineering department where he helped the company develop innovative ways to process wood and other materials. Read more about Flavio Maluf at Blog do Ronco
As a result of his dedication and success in the company, his family agreed to involve him as the chief executive officer and the executive president in 1997. To date, he still holds the same position. His main focus is investing in the company as well as looking for ways to launch new products in various areas. Flavio Maluf has also been keen to position the company as innovative and environmental friendly.
When it was started, Eucatex used eucalyptus trees to make panels and sheets. The company had only one production line in Salto, Sao Paulo when it started. However, today, the company has more production lines thus making it one of the largest companies in the country. The company now produces acoustic ceilings and soft panels using wood fibers. It also produces acoustic and insulation panels. According to the company, it envisages environmental comfort and acoustic when developing products.
In his recent comments, Flavio noted that even though the construction industry in Brazil experienced challenges as a result of economic recession, it would gradually recover to record 11 percent growth in the coming years. As a result, sales of building materials will begin to increase.