August 24 – 2017
– Following a structured process of succession inside Corona Industrial, its Board of Directors has decided to appoint as the new President of the company, effective from October, Jaime Alberto Angel Mejia, current Vice-president of the Industrial Supplies and Energy Division of Corona Industrial.
– the performance report of Carlos Enrique Moreno includes the expansion and diversification of the company, an important commitment to the productive transformation of the operations, the development of human talent, the consolidation of a culture of innovation in processes and products, working for the protection of the environment and social development and the sustained evolution of sales and EBITDA.
– The new President of Corona Industrial, Jaime Alberto Angel Mejia, has been part of the company for more than 35 years. Angel is a Production Engineer with graduate studies in the EAFIT university in Medellin and the Advanced Management Program of Harvard in the United States.
Bogota, August 24, 2017. After more than six years as the president of the Corona Organization and Corona Industrial, Carlos Enrique Moreno Mejia resigns from the latter and continues as President of the Corona Organization, parent company of Corona Industrial and Sodimac Colombia and owner of its share in Falabella de Colombia and Banco Falabella.
Resulting from a structured process of succession inside Corona Industrial, its Board of Directors appointed Jaime Alberto Angel Mejia as the new President of Corona Industrial.
Carlos Enrique Moreno’s performance as the President of Corona Industrial achieved amongst others, the expansion and diversification of the company, an important commitment to the productive transformation of the operations, the development of human talent, the consolidation of a culture of innovation in processes and products, working for the protection of the environment and social development and the sustained evolution of sales and EBITDA reaching an annual average growth of 11.4% and 12.4% respectively.
Julio Manuel Ayerbe, President of the Corona Organization’s Corporate Council and of the Board of Directors of Corona Industrial, said, “We are very grateful with Carlos Enrique Moreno for his extraordinary performance and commitment as the President of Corona Industrial over these last six years which were powerfully transformative. We are sure that as the President of the Corona Organization and thanks to his wide experience and knowledge, he will lead and support the huge and complex challenges of its business. On the other hand, we are very happy to have Jaime Alberto Angel as the new President of Corona Industrial, who has been part of this team for more than 35 years, he shares our principles and values and his experience and professional skills will continue to strengthen the company’s strategy.
For his part, Carlos Enrique Moreno commented, “Corona is a company that has managed to reinvent itself throughout its more than 135 years of history and leadership renovation is part of this model of permanent change and evolution. In Corona, we believe in the importance of promoting internal human talent and we know that there is no complete and sustainable success in the long term without a great successor. In the same way, I thank the Board of Directors of Corona Industrial for their trust and support during these six years and the Corporate Council of the Corona Organization for ratifying me as President of the Corona Organization, a job which I will keep doing with all the discipline and commitment”.
Jaime Alberto Angel Mejia is a Production Engineer from the EAFIT University with a specialization in Systems from the same University and the Advanced Management Program of Harvard University. He takes on as President of Corona Industrial as a result of his great human quality, commitment to innovation and the formation of human talent, service skills and a very successful career of more than 35 years in Corona in different positions including Operations Manager and Colombian Ceramics General Manager, General Supplies Manager of Colombia (Sumicol) and more recently Vice-president of the Industrial Supplies and Energy Division.
Corona Industrial revealed that during the month of September, its outgoing President will be working on the transition plan with Jaime Angel Mejia who will take on as President of Corona Industrial in October 2017.
About Corona. Corona Industrial is a Colombian multinational company of the Corona Organization and Victoria Capital Partners, with over 135 years of business history dedicated to the manufacture and sales of household and construction products. It is made up by four Business Divisions – Bathrooms and Kitchens; Surfaces, Materials and Paints; Industrial Supplies and Energy Management; and Tableware – and two Commercial Units which are Almacenes Coro9na and Comercial Corona Colombia. Corona has 19 manufacturing plants in Colombia, 3 in the United States, 3 in Central America, 3 in Mexico and one in Brazil, as well as a global supply office in China and a sales office in Mexico. In an alliance with Cementos Molins of Spain, it is developing through Ecocementos, the business for production and sale of cement in Colombia. The Corona Organization has also takes part in Homecenter, in an alliance with Sodimac of Chile, to offer the consumers all the products related to home improvement and constr5uction and it is a partner of Falabella de Colombia and banco Falabella, companies controlled by the Falabella Group of Chile. It generates more than 16,000 jobs and it exports its products to several markets worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Central America, the >Caribbean, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.