Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association

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Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association
Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association logo
Founded 1928 (86 years ago)
Type trade association
Focus manufacturing and service industry
Location
Area served
Puerto Rico
Website www.prma.com

The Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) —Spanish: Asociación de Industriales de Puerto Rico— is a private, non-profit, and voluntary trade association in Puerto Rico formed with the intent of joining the manufacturing and service industries of Puerto Rico in the same organization.[1] The Association was established in 1928 before Operation Bootstrap and was the entity that suggested the creation of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO).

History[edit]

The PRMA was established in 1928 but it didn't incorporate until June 26, 1931. In 1939 it suggested the creation of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) to promote the economic development of Puerto Rico.

In 1973, the association adopted a format that allows manufacturers to talk directly with different government representatives through a caucus.

Today, the association remains one of the most prominent trade associations in Puerto Rico as it is the largest association that groups manufacturers on the island.[a][b]

Presidents[edit]

# President[1] Years
1 Lupercio Colberg 1928-30
2 Nathaniel Pasarell 1931
3 Santos Zubillaga 1932-38
4 Gabriel de la Haba 1939
5 J.A.E. Rodríguez 1940-51
6 Angel Suárez 1952
7 Juan Suárez 1953-54
8 Antonio Rodríguez Géigel 1955-56
9 Enrique Castillo 1957-59
10 Sabino Valdés 1960-61
11 Alfonso Valdés 1962
12 Robert P. McQueeny 1963-64
13 Antonio Luis Ferré 1965-66
14 Sergio Camero 1967-68
15 Augusto N. Durand 1968
16 Hiram D. Cabassa 1969-70
17 Arturo Díaz Jr. 1971-72
18 Peter E. Martínez 1972
19 Rafael Cebollero 1972-74
20 Ramón B. Rodríguez 1974-76
21 Herminio M. Brau 1977
22 Danol A. Morales 1978-79
23 Ernesto A. Castillo 1980-81
24 Francisco M. Rexach, Jr. 1982-83
25 Vicente Dordal 1984-85
26 Manuel Borrero 1985-87
27 Rubén Vélez Lebrón 1987-89
28 Manuel Luis del Valle 1989-91
29 Daniel Lebrón Pitre 1991-93
30 Bartolomé Gamundi 1993-95
31 Mario S. Belaval 1995
32 Samuel Landol Carrero 1995-96
33 Enrique Cortés 1996-98
34 Miguel Nazario 1998–2000
35 Lucy Crespo 2000–2002
36 Manuel Cidre 2002–2004
37 Reynaldo Encarnación 2004–2006
38 Edgardo Fábregas 2006–2008
39 Josen Rossi 2008–2010
40 Pedro Watlington 2010–2012
41 Waleska Rivera 2012–Present

Executive Directors[edit]

Executive Directors / Executive Vice Presidents[1] Years
1 Héctor Martínez Rigau Beginning-1962
2 Miguel Calzada Matta 1962–1963
3 Ramón F. Calderón 1963–1964
4 Amadeo I.D. Francis 1964–1973
5 Héctor Jiménez Juarbe 1973–1998
6 William Riefkohl 1998–2001
7 Jorge Berlingeri 2001–2002
8 William Riefkohl 2002–Present

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gómez (2014; in Spanish) "Este instrumento de medición, [el Índice de Gerentes de Compras de la Manufactura,] similar al que se utiliza en Estados Unidos para los mismos fines, se trabaja sobre entrevistas a gerentes de compras de empresas manufactureras con más de 50 empleos que son miembros de la Asociación de Industriales de Puerto Rico."[2]
  2. ^ Cortés (2014; in Spanish) "Los métodos de mi gobierno han sido de mucha más apertura. Tanto con la prensa como con los distintos grupos. Yo me he reunido con la Asociación de Industriales, con los del Centro Unido de Detallistas, igual que con líderes obreros, sin límites de tiempo."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association". Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gómez, Antonio (January 2, 2014). "Mejoría en la actividad de la manufactura en Puerto Rico". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ Cortés, Ricardo (January 1, 2014). "“Estamos sacando el País de la pesadilla”". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). Retrieved January 8, 2014. 

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