Puerto Rico

2020 Edition

Interviews
Manuel A. Laboy Rivera
Secretary, Department of Economic Development and Commerce Executive Director, Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company

Manuel Laboy Rivera, Secretary of the Department of Economic Dev…

Rafael Rodriguez
Secretary of Health of Puerto Rico

Dr Rafael Rodríguez Mercado, Secretary of Health for Puerto Rico, explains the priorities his administration has put in place,…

Manuel A. Laboy Rivera
Secretary, Department of Economic Development and Commerce Executive Director, Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company

Manuel Laboy Rivera, Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DEDC) and Executive Director of…

Rafael Rodriguez
Secretary of Health of Puerto Rico

Dr Rafael Rodríguez Mercado, Secretary of Health for Puerto Rico, explains the priorities his administration has put in place, the impact of Hurricane Maria on the Puerto Rican healthcare system…

Jorge Luis Rodriguez
CEO, PACIV, Puerto Rico

Jorge Luis Rodriguez, CEO of PACIV, a Puerto Rican provider of industrial automation solutions for the life science’s industry, reveals the…

Rodrick Miller
CEO, & Gail Towers Nolan – Chief Strategy and Research Officer, Invest Puerto Rico

Rodrick Miller was recently appointed CEO of Invest Puerto Rico, a government mandated but priva…

Jorge Luis Rodriguez
CEO, PACIV, Puerto Rico

Jorge Luis Rodriguez, CEO of PACIV, a Puerto Rican provider of industrial automation solutions for the life science’s industry, reveals the three key performance indicators that…

Rodrick Miller
CEO, & Gail Towers Nolan – Chief Strategy and Research Officer, Invest Puerto Rico

Rodrick Miller was recently appointed CEO of Invest Puerto Rico, a government mandated but privat…

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Wendy Perry
President, Pharmaceutical Industry Association of Puerto Rico

Wendy Perry, president of the Pharmaceutical Industries Association (PIA) of Puerto Rico, highlights the three…

Giuseppe Allocca
Site Leader Vega Baja & Barceloneta Operations, Pfizer Global Supply, Puerto Rico

Giuseppe Allocca, Pfizer’s site leader for its Vega Baja & Barceloneta operations in…

Lucy Crespo
CEO, Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust (PRSTRT)

Lucy Crespo, CEO of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust, takes stock of the Trust’s…

Wendy Perry
President, Pharmaceutical Industry Association of Puerto Rico

Wendy Perry, president of the Pharmaceutical Industries Association (PIA) of Puerto Rico,…

Giuseppe Allocca
Site Leader Vega Baja & Barceloneta Operations, Pfizer Global Supply, Puerto Rico

Giuseppe Allocca, Pfizer’s site leader for its Vega Baja & Barceloneta operations in Puerto Rico, high…

Lucy Crespo
CEO, Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust (PRSTRT)

Lucy Crespo, CEO of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust, takes stock of the Trust’s…

Gustavo A. Hermida
President, CIC Construction Group, Puerto Rico

Gustavo A. Hermida is the president of CIC Construction Group, one of the Puerto Ri…

Leobardo Hidalgo
General Manager, BMS Puerto Rico

Leobardo Hidalgo, who lived in Puerto Rico as a child, recently came back to the island to head commercial…

Carlos Rodríguez
President, Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA)

Carlos Rodríguez, the newly elected president of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Asso…

Gustavo A. Hermida
President, CIC Construction Group, Puerto Rico

Gustavo A. Hermida is the president of CIC Construction Group, one of the Puerto Rico’s largest general…

Leobardo Hidalgo
General Manager, BMS Puerto Rico

Leobardo Hidalgo, who lived in Puerto Rico as a child, recently came back to the island to head commer…

Carlos Rodríguez
President, Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA)

Carlos Rodríguez, the newly elected president of the Puerto Rico Manu…

Victor Cruz
VP Manufacturing Puerto Rico and Brazil, Lilly del Caribe

Victor Cruz, VP-Manufacturing Puerto Rico and Brazil for Lilly del Caribe highlights the…

Rayne Waller
VP Manufacturing, Amgen Manufacturing, Puerto Rico

Rayne Waller, VP Manufacturing for Amgen Manufacturing Limited i…

François Gilbert
General Manager, Eli Lilly Puerto Rico

After climbing through the ranks from sales representative to leading business units at Eli Lilly…

Victor Cruz
VP Manufacturing Puerto Rico and Brazil, Lilly del Caribe

Victor Cruz, VP-Manufacturing Puerto Rico and Brazil for Lilly del Caribe highlights the priorities in his new…

Rayne Waller
VP Manufacturing, Amgen Manufacturing, Puerto Rico

Rayne Waller, VP Manufacturing for Amgen Manufacturing Limited is leading the operations at the…

François Gilbert
General Manager, Eli Lilly Puerto Rico

After climbing through the ranks from sales representative to leading business units at Eli Lilly…

Limaris Alvarado
Business Operations Director, PharmaLex Puerto Rico

Limaris Alvarado, business director of PharmaLex Puerto Rico (formerly ECHO Con…

Exel F. Colón
President, ECR Engineering, Puerto Rico

Exel F. Colon, President of ECR Engineering, a Puerto Rican company specialized…

Dante Castillo
Director of Operations, Sartorius Stedim Biotech Puerto Rico

In June 2019, Sartorius Stedim Biotech inaugurated the USD 130 million expansion of its…

Limaris Alvarado
Business Operations Director, PharmaLex Puerto Rico

Limaris Alvarado, business director of PharmaLex Puerto Rico (formerly ECHO Consulting Group),…

Exel F. Colón
President, ECR Engineering, Puerto Rico

Exel F. Colon, President of ECR Engineering, a Puerto Rican company specialized in water and…

Dante Castillo
Director of Operations, Sartorius Stedim Biotech Puerto Rico

In June 2019, Sartorius Stedim Biotech inaugurated the USD 130…

Guillermo Villarmarzo
In-House Legal Counselor, HRP Labs, Puerto Rico

HRP Labs, the largest operator of pathology and…

Gabriela Villarmarzo
Chief Compliance Officer, HRP Labs, Puerto Rico

HRP Labs, the largest operator of pathology and…

Felix Negrón
VP Puerto Rico Operations, Medtronic

Felix Negrón, VP of Puerto Rico Operations for Medtronic, the largest life sciences company on the island,…

Guillermo Villarmarzo
In-House Legal Counselor, HRP Labs, Puerto Rico

HRP Labs, the largest operator of pathology and specialized laboratories in Puerto Rico, is lead…

Gabriela Villarmarzo
Chief Compliance Officer, HRP Labs, Puerto Rico

HRP Labs, the largest operator of pathology and specialized laboratories in Puerto Rico, is lead…

Felix Negrón
VP Puerto Rico Operations, Medtronic

Felix Negrón, VP of Puerto Rico Operations for Medtronic, the largest life sciences company on the…

Carlos Rivera Vélez
President, Medical Devices Cluster, Puerto Rico

Dr. Carlos Rivera Velez, president of the Puerto Rican Medical Device Cluster, shares the importance of the med…

Rolando Torres
Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, CooperVision, Puerto Rico

Rolando Torres, executive vice president of global manufacturing for CooperVision, explains why…

Carlos Ceinos
President, Principia, Puerto Rico

Carlos Ceinos, president of Puerto Rican service provider Principia, highlights how his previous experience in big…

Carlos Rivera Vélez
President, Medical Devices Cluster, Puerto Rico

Dr. Carlos Rivera Velez, president of the Puerto Rican Medical Device Cluster, shares the importance of the medtech industry for Puerto Rico…

Rolando Torres
Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, CooperVision, Puerto Rico

Rolando Torres, executive vice president of global manufacturing for CooperVision, explains why…

Carlos Ceinos
President, Principia, Puerto Rico

Carlos Ceinos, president of Puerto Rican service provider Principia, highlights how his previous experience in big pharma helped…

Lisette Villavicencio
President, Villavicencio & Associates Construction, Puerto Rico

Founded in 2004, Villavicencio & Associates Construction is a dynamic Puerto Rican…

José Sánchez
Director of Reagent Manufacturing / Operations Management, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Puerto Rico

With four manufacturing plants in three sites, Becton,…

Amarilys Silva-Boschetti
Executive Director & Director of Operations, Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI)

Dr Amarilys Silva-Boschetti and Dr Miguel Vázquez…

Lisette Villavicencio
President, Villavicencio & Associates Construction, Puerto Rico

ounded in 2004, Villavicencio & Associates Construction is a dynamic Puerto Rican construction firm which has been involved in many diffe…

José Sánchez
Director of Reagent Manufacturing / Operations Management, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Puerto Rico

With four manufacturing plants in three sites, Becton, Dickinson and Company is a symbol of the Puer…

Amarilys Silva-Boschetti
Executive Director & Director of Operations, Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI)

Dr Amarilys Silva-Boschetti and Dr Miguel Vázquez-Padua of the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI)…

Jose Viera-Colon
Region Director Caribbean, Allergan

Jose Viera-Colon, Region Director Caribbean for Allergan, highlights the opportunities and obstacles related to leading…

Sascha Herzig
President & CEO, ETH Cargo, Puerto Rico

Since 2001, ETH Cargo has been operating in Puerto Rico, providing international air and ocean freight services,…

Miguel Vazquez-Padua
Business Development, Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI)

Dr Amarilys Silva-Boschetti and Dr Miguel Vázquez…

Jose Viera-Colon
Region Director Caribbean, Allergan

Jose Viera-Colon, Region Director Caribbean for Allergan, highlights the opportunities and obstacles related…

Sascha Herzig
President & CEO, ETH Cargo, Puerto Rico

Since 2001, ETH Cargo has been operating in Puerto Rico, providing international air and ocean freight…

Miguel Vazquez-Padua
Business Development, Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI)

Dr Amarilys Silva-Boschetti and Dr Miguel Vázquez-Padua of the…

Ivan Lugo
Executive Director, INDUNIV, Puerto Rico

Ivan Lugo, executive director at Puerto Rico’s Industry University Research Center, Inc. (INDUNIV) with over 40…

Raul Rodriguez
Owner & President, Droguería Betances & Luis Garratón, Puerto Rico

Droguería Betances (DB), Puerto Rico’s local leader in distribution of healthcare pharmaceutical prescrip…

José F. Oramas
Caribbean GEO Country Manager, UPS Puerto Rico

José F. Oramas, country manager of UPS Puerto Rico, highlights Puerto Rico’s position as a frontrunner…

Ivan Lugo
Executive Director, INDUNIV, Puerto Rico

Ivan Lugo, executive director at Puerto Rico’s Industry University Research Center, Inc. (INDUNIV)…

Raul Rodriguez
Owner & President, Droguería Betances & Luis Garratón, Puerto Rico

Droguería Betances (DB), Puerto Rico’s local leader in distribution of healthcare pharmaceutical prescrip…

José F. Oramas
Caribbean GEO Country Manager, UPS Puerto Rico

José F. Oramas, country manager of UPS Puerto Rico, highlights Puerto Rico’s position as a frontrunner…

Rolando Medina
Managing Director of Operations, FedEx Express Puerto Rico and Caribbean Region

Rolando Medina, managing director of operations at FedEx Express Puerto Rico…

Marie Rosado
President, 3A Press, Puerto Rico

With a special focus on life science companies, 3A Press is the leading printing and packaging company in the…

Salvador Montes
Director of Operations, Essentra Packaging, Puerto Rico

Salvador Montes, director of Essentra Packaging in Puerto Rico, explains how the…

Rolando Medina
Managing Director of Operations, FedEx Express Puerto Rico and Caribbean Region

Rolando Medina, managing director of operations at FedEx Express Puerto Rico…

Marie Rosado
President, 3A Press, Puerto Rico

With a special focus on life science companies, 3A Press is the leading printing and packaging company in…

Salvador Montes
Director of Operations, Essentra Packaging, Puerto Rico

Salvador Montes, director of Essentra Packaging in Puerto Rico, explains…

Jim O’Drobinak
CEO, MCS, Puerto Rico

Jim O’Drobinak, CEO of MCS, one the three largest insurance providers in Puerto Rico, talks about the issues…

Iris Vincent
President, Prime Air Corp, Puerto Rico

Iris and Tom Vincent, president and vice president of Prime Air Corp, discuss how the…

Federico Goodsaid
CEO, MBQ Pharma, Puerto Rico

Dr Federico Goodsaid, CEO of Puerto Rico’s first biopharmaceutical start-up…

Jim O’Drobinak
CEO, MCS, Puerto Rico

Jim O’Drobinak, CEO of MCS, one the three largest insurance providers in Puerto Rico, talks about the issues facing the island’s healthcare…

Iris Vincent
President, Prime Air Corp, Puerto Rico

Iris and Tom Vincent, president and vice president of Prime Air Corp, discuss how the pharma and me…

Federico Goodsaid
CEO, MBQ Pharma, Puerto Rico

Dr Federico Goodsaid, CEO of Puerto Rico’s first biopharmaceutical start-up MBQ Pharma, has previ…

Jorge Tirado
Managing Partner, CMA, Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, its infrastructure was left severely damaged. CMA, one of the…

Marc Ayers
CEO, Romark Puerto Rico

Based in Tampa, Florida, Romark is a research-based pharmaceutical company focused on developing…

Francisco Díaz-Massó
President, BLDM, Puerto Rico

Established 57 years ago, Bermudez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM) has played…

Jorge Tirado
Managing Partner, CMA, Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, its infrastructure was left severely damaged. CMA, one of the…

Marc Ayers
CEO, Romark Puerto Rico

Based in Tampa, Florida, Romark is a research-based pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative treatments for infect…

Francisco Díaz-Massó
President, BLDM, Puerto Rico

Established 57 years ago, Bermudez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM) has played a key role in the rapid…

Marco Monrouzeau
General Manager and CFO, Neolpharma Puerto Rico

Marco Monrouzeau is the general manager and CFO of the Puerto Rican affiliate…

David Fuster
Plant Manager, PuraCap Caribe

David Fuster, plant manager of the Dorado factory of Chinese pharma outfit PuraCap,…

Marco Monrouzeau
General Manager and CFO, Neolpharma Puerto Rico

Marco Monrouzeau is the general manager and CFO of the Puerto Rican affiliate of Mexican drug…

David Fuster
Plant Manager, PuraCap Caribe

David Fuster, plant manager of the Dorado factory of Chinese pharma outfit PuraCap,…

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