Flavio Maluf: Well Known and Respected
Flavio Maluf was born into a very wealthy and powerful Brazilian family on December 2, 1961. His father, Paulo Maluf, was one of the most powerful Brazilian politicians at that time. After high school, he studied mechanical engineering at Fundacao Armando AlvaresPenteado and business administration at the New York University. A few years after this graduation he started working for the family business, Eucatex. He first joined the team in 1987, working his way up first through the commercial department, then the industrial business department, then finally the administrative team. For more information about Maluf, view his crunchbase profile.
In 1997 the Maluf family chose Flavio to serve as the company CEO and President. Since the 1950s Eucatex has specialized in creating high-quality Eucalyptus building materials. It focuses much on laminate and vinyl flooring, paints, baseboards, wall partitions, doors, and panels. However, it is also well known and respected for its quality furniture and toys. Today it is one of the most respected companies of its kind in the world. Its materials have been used in some of the most prestigious modern institutions in the past two centuries.
The company has also always been guided by a strong environmental friendly ethic, something very rarely found in any company during the 50s. It is known as the first business in South America to have a recycling plant. This plant is used by the company to convert leftover wood to energy. Eucatex is not the only company Flavio Maluf leads. He also serves as the president of Grandfood Group, the parent company of Premier Pet and Golden Feeds. However, his greatest passion remains his leadership of Eucatex, which he has successfully led to become a multi-million dollar industry.
Flavio has been instrumental in forming Eucatex subsidiaries and export partners all over the world. One way that Flavio helps the company stay increasingly prosperous is by always keeping up to date with the latest technology.