Title: President, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Ventek Group Incorporated
Location: Humacao, Puerto Rico
Hector Gonzalez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ventek Group Incorporated, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership as a bank director, telecommunications executive and private investor.
In preparation for his career, Mr. Gonzalez attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1955. He completed additional postgraduate coursework at Columbia University until 1956, and served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960, receiving an honorable discharge. His main mentor was his father, who was a successful businessman, chemist and pharmacist who owned a chain of pharmacies and a real estate business. For 25 years, Mr. Gonzalez worked as a travel agent for his father, expanding the business to 14 agencies, and managed his father’s real estate business.
In 1966, Mr. Gonzalez was the recipient of the Youth Development Program Award from the vice president of the United States, and from 1972 to 1983, he served as the president of his family firm, Gonzalez & Company. He started in 1975 as a trustee and member of the financial and executive committees for the Damas Foundation and Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where he remained until 2000. He accepted a position as the president and chief executive officer of TPC Communications of PR Incorporated, and its subsidiary Teleponce Cable TV Incorporated, serving in this position from 1978 until the company was sold in 2001.
Additionally, Mr. Gonzalez acted as a member of the board of directors for the Banco de Ponce from 1973 to 1991, and the Banco Popular from 1991 to 2004. Since 1997, he has held the post of the president and chief executive officer of Ventek Group Incorporated. Mr. Gonzalez is a member of the National Cable TV Association, Club Deportivo and the Rotary Club, among others. He credits his wife for the support she has provided throughout his career, and in his leisure time, he enjoys traveling. As a testament to his success and expertise, Mr. Gonzalez has been selected for inclusion in the 24th and 25th editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.
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