Title: (Retired) Line Manager
Location: Baytown, Texas, United States
Jerry Martinez, Retired Line Manager, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the export industry.
For more than 50 years, Mr. Martinez found success as both a line manager for Steamship Agents in Houston, Texas, and as a staff member in the Rice University athletic department. During his tenure at Steamship Agents, he was responsible for multiple lines, carrying products such as ammunition and cars, and handled international correspondences with various agencies. In this capacity, Mr. Martinez traveled to countries in South and Central America, learned foreign languages, and established himself as a respected, effective and professional member of his field.
Mr. Martinez was also highly regarded for his ability to reduce systemic inefficiencies, and many of his innovations were adopted by other companies. He is most proud of his efforts to send machinery to São Paulo, Brazil, which played a role in helping the city develop into one of the most modernized, prosperous cities in the world. In his career at Rice University, Mr. Martinez has contributed to the institution’s thriving athletic department, which includes varsity basketball, cross-country, football, tennis and swimming teams.
Prior to his professional pursuits, Mr. Martinez graduated with a diploma from Robert E. Lee High School in 1948. Subsequently, he served as a staff sergeant with the United States Air Force for several years, and received an honorable discharge. He is additionally a poet, maintaining affiliation with the Kingwood Poets and Poets Northwest, and has contributed to special interest publications. Mr. Martinez believes in the importance of following the rules, a quality which served him well in his career in the export industry, and cites his children, Eleisa Maricela and James Edward as his biggest inspirations. As a testament to his success and stature, Mr. Martinez has been selected for inclusion in the 58th edition of Who’s Who in America.
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