Born in Brazil on December 2, 1961, Flavio Maluf is the CEO of Eucatex Group- an innovative and environmentally friendly company that utilizes unique materials to make their products. Flavio graduated from FAAP, in São Paulo with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Maluf has been working as Eucatex since 1987. He first worked in the trade area before moving to the industrial sector of the company. In 1996, His uncle, the then president of Eucatex invited him to join the executive group of the company. Due to good results and the great success of the company, an agreement between family members and all involved saw Flavio become the president of Eucatex Group in 1997. He still holds the same position to-date. He mainly focuses on innovation and heavily invests in launching new products in the sector.
About Eucatex Group Company
Founded in 1951, Eucatex Group is the very first Brazilian company to envisage the acoustic and environmental comfort. It uses eucalyptus as a raw material for making sheets and panels. The inauguration of their first factory, now called, Unit plates, was done in 1954, in Salto – São Paulo.
There, the company began its process of producing acoustic ceilings as well as soft panels of wood fibers. They later started to create insulation and acoustic panels.
Flavio talks about the future of Brazilian Constriction Industry
Flavio has recently made his comments in regard to the country’s construction industry. According to him, the economic recession currently being experienced has caused huge problems, including the mass dismissal. The construction industry is among the areas greatly affected by this economic recession and unemployment. In an article published in the Exame magazine, Flavio argued that this is the lowest return that the construction industry has ever recorded: about 11%. This number is scary considering that the construction industry represents approximately 13% of the country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product).
After a disastrous 2014, Flavio still has hopes for the industry he has worked for many years. Construction activities are expected to grow back in 2016, and 2017, and the industry’s building materials will start to increase their sales figures.