Executives Profiles
CHAIRMAN CENTEC GROUP
Academic Background
Philips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire 1.970. B.A. Management at Claremont College, Claremont, California. (Cum Laude). B.S. Industrial Engineering, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. (Tau Beta Pi Honorary Society, Cum Laude) 1977. Ph.D. Management, Pacific University, Los Angeles, California. 1996 
Professional Experience
President of the Cámara Petrolera de Venezuela, Fedecámaras Director (Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce), O.P.E.P Delegate and of the Petroleum World Congress and other activities related with petroleum.
Publications and Distinctions: Various petroleum publications and columnist of El Nacional, El Universal, The Daily Journal, Oil and Gas Journal. "Order of Merit" First Class and "Order Francisco de Miranda" First Class.
 
Honorio Torres
htorres@centecven.com
EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT
Academic Background

Mechanical Engineer, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge USA, 1.972.
Professional Experience
Director and Vicepresident of Centec Corporation, 1.987 to Present Development Engineering Manager for the Faja del Orinoco, Maraven SA. 1985. Project Development Manager, Bachaquero Maraven S.A., 1979. Chief Oil & Gas Project Engineer, Maraven S.A., 1976. Project Engineer, Shell De Venezuela, 1972.
 
José Fragachán
jfragachan@centecven.com
CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL
Academic Background

Graduated in 1.978 as a lawyer (Summa Cum Laude) from the Andres Bello Catholic University, Caracas, Venezuela, 1.970.
Professional Experience
Founding partner of Fragachan-Sarría-Priwin-Ferreira & Asoc. Law Firm. Founder and President of INDARTELCA. Air conditioning manufacturing factory. This manufacturer employs 150 people and is one of the largest Venezuelan suppliers of air conditioners.Member of the Board of Directors of C.A. Telares de Palo Grande, H. Blohm, S.A., Siderurgica Venezolana S.A.SIVENSA. Former President of Aseguradora Nacional Unida UNISEGUROS, a leading insurance provider for the Venezuelan market. Former member of the board of Directors of: Ceramicas Carabobo, C.A.
 
Micheline Viergutz
mcviergutz@centecven.com

DIRECTOR OF THE CENTEC GROUP
Academic Background

Economics & International Relations Dual Degree from CMC at the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California. 2012

Professional Experience
Director of the Centec Group 2012 to date.

 
Alberto Leal
aleal@centecven.com
SALES VICEPRESIDENT WESTERN AREA
Academic Background

Mechanical Engineer. Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, 1.966.
Professional Experience
Thirty - six years of experience in the oil and petrochemical venezuelan industry with Petroleos de Venezuela and its affiliates. Held technical and managerial positions that included: Equipment Engineer and Chief Mechanical Equipment Engineer, Chief of Gas Engineering, Chief Maintenance Engineer, Major Gas Projects Manager, Maintenance and Service Manager of the Production Operation Division of Maraven S.A. The last position in PDVSA was Projects Manager nationwide.
 
José Moreno
jmoreno@centecven.com
SALES VICEPRESIDENT EASTERN AREA
Academic Background

Graduated in 1982 as Mechanical Engineer from Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Estado Anzoátegui. Graduated in 1985 as Systems Information Development Specialist, in an agreement with PDVSA - UCV, San Tome, Estado Anzoátegui. Various actualization courses such as Management, Strategic Planning, maintenance and auditing.
Professional Experience
Twenty six years of experience in PDVSA in various positions as Production Engineer in Meneven, San Tome, Maintenance Engineer Corpoven, San Tomé Systems Analyst, Corpoven, Anaco, Administrative Supervisor, Corpoven, Anaco, Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, Corpoven, Anaco, Maintenance Engineer Supervisor, PDVSA, San Tomé, Operations Superintendent of Compressing Plant, PDVSA, San Tomé, Operational Engineering Superintendent, PDVSA, San Tomé, Compressing Maintenance Superintendent, PDVSA, of Punta de Mata Plants, Major Maintenance Superintendent, PDVSA, Maturín, Maintenance & Services Manager, PDVSA, Maturín, Institutional Projects Manager, PDVSA, Maturín and PDVSA Maintenance Manager, PDVSA Gas, San Tomé.
 
Nestor Burgos
nburgos@centecven.com

ZULIA AREA MANAGER
Academic Background

Bachelor of Marketing and Sales at the University of Zulia. Multiple courses of instruction in the areas of instrumentation and turbomachinery
Professional Experience
Twenty years of experience in the promotion and sales of supplies and equipment to the oil industry, especially in the western area of PDVSA

 
Hugo Pino
hpino@centecven.com
MONAGAS AREA MANAGER
Academic Background

B.S. Agronomy, Universidad Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, 1989. Several courses in management with LAGOVEN y C.I.E.D. Maintenance Management Specialization.
Professional Experience
Seven years experience in the Venezuelan Oil and Gas Industry. Held Technical and Management positions with LAGOVEN, S.A.; such as Project Analyst (G-1070), Secretary of the Local Buying Commission, National Buying Analyst, Inventory Planification and Control Supervisor, CIPRE Supervisor, Prevention Supervisor, Warehouse Supervisor.
 
Francisco Dos Ramos
fdosramos@centecven.com
ADMINISTRATION VICEPRESIDENT
Academic Background

Graduated in Accounting CPA, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas 1.991. Various specialization courses in the areas of software development and computer sciences.
Professional Experience
Over 10 years of experience in the financial, accountant and administrative areas of which 5 years were dedicated to the development of integrated information systems.
 
Daybeth Gómez
dgomez@centecven.com
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND LEGAL COUNSEL
Academic Background

Lawyer graduate at Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, 2.003. Specialized in Tributary Rights course taken at Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Professional Experience
Four years of experience as a Lawyer in various law firms such as at Mendoza, Palacios Acedo, Borjas, Paez Pumar CIA, and at Rosales Ponte & Gonnella. Also at Consultoría Jurídica Ponte Andrade & Casanova and at the el Tribunal Superior Séptimo de lo Contencioso Tributario de la Circunscripción Judicial de Caracas.