Antonio Luis Ferré Rangel
Chief Operating Officer, Grupo Ferré Rangel
Antonio Luis Ferré-Rangel is the Chief Operating Officer of Grupo Ferré Rangel , Puerto Rico's principal communications group with interests in the services and real estate industries in the island as well as in Chile and the US. As COO, Mr. Ferré holds direct responsibility over the Group's commercial printing company Advance Graphic Printing, LinkActiv and CommSense, the telemarketing, mailing and fulfillment business, City View Plaza its commercial office building, and DIS a distribution organization. He is also in charge of the group's offshore operations. In the USA, ENDO RE a real estate operations and FRGC the investments and operations company in Chile.
Mr. Ferré initiated his career in 1992 as Assistant Plant Manager of Puerto Rican Cement Company in Ponce where he became familiar with grinding systems, equipment maintenance and quality control processes. He later was promoted to Vice President of Operations overseeing production processes in the lime and cement plants. In 1996, he became Vice President of Operations and Strategic Planning, where in addition to operations he was accountable for the planning and strategies implementation for the development of new business. In 1998, Mr. Ferré Rangel was appointed Executive Vice President and in 2001, he became its President and Chief Operating Officer. As President of Puerto Rican Cement, Mr. Ferre-Rangel oversaw the Ponce Cement Plant, Florida Lime, DMI real estate, Ready Mix a Concrete operations, St. Regis Paper, PEMCO the distribution company and Ponce Capital the financial arm. He held this position until August 2002, when Puerto Rican Cement Company was acquired by CEMEX - the construction materials multinational company.
At present, Mr. Ferré also heads the Family Office with responsibilities for planning, budgeting, and other services to family members. He also sits at the Board of Directors of GFR Media, home of Puerto Rico's two most read newspapers.
Aware of the increased need for corporate social responsibility, Mr. Ferré has been throughout his career very active in both professional and community affairs. He was President of the Cement Producers Association- Caribbean Area, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré, an Educational Community Development Center , and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University of PR from 2009-2011. He is also Director of Centro Para Una Nueva Economía, in Alliance with Brookings Institute, Director of Fundación Agenda Ciudadana (Citizens Agenda Foundation)and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Luis A. Ferré Foundation that runs the Ponce Art Museum.
Antonio Luis Ferré Rangel holds a BA in Natural Sciences from the Sacred Heart University and in 1992 he obtained an MS in Business Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is married and has three children.