Chief of Telecommunications
Born: Havana, Cuba
Dade of Birth: July 15, 1939
Education: University of Miami BBA '65 Master in Economics and Finance '67
Status: Married, two children and six grandchildren
Work Experience: 35 years at The Dow Chemical Company (the largest chemical company in the world with sales of $60.0 Billion). After several business and financial positions in two continents, I became a Director, Executive Vice-President and CFO in 1984, and finally retired in the fall of 2000. I was a director of several public companies and a current Trustee of the University of Miami.
Involvement in the Bay of Pigs Invasion: As a student in the University of Villanova in 1957, I became involved in the student movement against the Batista regime, which was deposed by the revolutionary movement in January 1, 1959. In the fall of that year, when it became apparent that the Castro regime was evolving into a communist dictatorship, I joined the MMR movement to fight against the communist regime. In April 1960, I was order to go to Miami to received military training in order to subsequently return to Cuba as a guerrilla fighter. After a two months training in Useppa Island, Florida, we arrived in Guatemala in the month of July 1960, and remained in the TRAX training camp until we were moved to Nicaragua two days prior to embarking in the transports that would take us to Playa Giron(Bay of Pigs). I was the Communication Commander of the Brigade, landed at zero hundred hours on the 17 of April, 1960 and was captured on April 22, was tried and convicted to 30 years in prison. Was later ransomed and arrived in Miami on December 23, 1962.