In 1951 an entrepreneur named Salim Maluf bought the largest sawmill in South America: Sawmill Americano. He decided to harvest Eucalyptus trees due to their sustainability, non-toxic nature, and in some cases healing properties. Eucalyptus tree products were created and shipped to Europe in 1965: an exotic wood to their market, without a doubt. Salim was shipping 100 tons at a time, and business absolutely fantastic. Due to his successful exports to foreign and domestic lands, he was able to rub shoulder with the political elite. The old adage goes that “If you shoot for the moon and miss, at least you will still be among the stars.” And so with this attitude in mind, Salim did make a name for himself and for his family. His sons entered the business, and so did his grandson, Flavio Maluf, who is currently the CEO. Connect with Flavio Maluf by visiting his linkedin account.
Flavio could have very easily had an easy life and not had to work for a living, but instead chose to join the family business. Having grown up around it anyways, it was natural move for him. In 1987 he started out just learning the ins and outs of the sales and trading aspect of the business, in addition to the exporting or industrial side of production. Once he got a full sense for the scope of the business, he was invited by his uncle in 1996 to join the ranks of the corporate level and see how the deals were made or marketed. Later in 2005, Flavio became the head of the company and was able to finally share his passion for eco-conscious products with the world. In 2001 their company Eucatex was the very first company to sell ecologically harvested wood products to The Home Depot stores in America: this set the tone for Flavio’s entry into the leadership role.
Currently, the company now offers Eucalyptus flooring, insulation boards and acoustic boards, MDF boards for construction, and even Eucalyptus-infused varnish and paint from the Eucalyptus oil.
Kevin Seawright is a financial expert and specializes in administrative operations which have made him popular among investors. He possesses a premeditated vision and capability to accomplish business objectives and direct new opportunities. Additionally, he has an experience of more than 13 years which he utilizes in his career and serves clients satisfactorily. Speaking of his career, he has served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newark Economic Development Corporation. Before that position, he once served as a managing fiscal officer, budget manager, payroll director, finance director and chief of commercial and construction projects as well as executive director of operations. He has specific basics that he utilizes to become successful, and they include the use of relevant information technology and other applicable tools to deliver on responsibilities. Being a team player as well is of the essence as it keeps one informed and exposed while learning from others hence improving one’s skills in important sectors. For latest updates, Follow Kevin Seawright on Twitter.
Kevin Seawright is also the founder of RPS Solutions a company that is committed to offering home ownership assistance to individuals seeking to possess homes for the first time. On his part, he uses this company to give back as he gives people affordable deals considering that most people hail from average and low-income homesteads. To make his initiative achievable, Kevin Seawright has partnered with National Community Stabilization Trust and the intended program is expected to benefit the locals and the economy as well. He is a holder of an MBA and is currently studying at the Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business for Executive Leadership. He is determined to offer the best and therefore displays that people should seek more knowledge than what they have, as each day is a learning opportunity. With his extensive skills, he has been a member of the National Association of Black Accountants, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and the American Society for Public Administration.
Adam Milstein is a businessman and real estate investor. He’s also a writer who has penned many articles for The Times of Israel. His latest article is about instilling pride and courage in Jewish kids and raising them to be proud of their heritage. In this article he talks about a Jewish rebel group 2200 years ago named the Maccabees. At the time the area where Israel is now situated was militarily held by Greek forces. Many of the Jewish people living there at the time sought to assimilate into Greek culture, especially those who lived in cities.
The Maccabees, though, didn’t want anything to do with assimilation Adam Milstein says. They used guerrilla-style tactics to get Greece to pull back out of the region and leave it to the Jewish people. He says that Jews today need to take the same pride in the culture and how they raise their children to be proud of their history and uniqueness in the world.
There are many gifts that Adam Milstein writes can be handed down to those in the next generation. The first is being proud to be a Jew. He says he feels fortunate every day to be Jewish and the people upon whom Western values are based. He also wants to pass on courage and fighting for what you really believe in. This includes standing up against those who threaten the future of Israel.
For centuries Jewish people were stateless. Because of this they highly valued education and knowledge. Adam Milstein writes that every household with children needs to prioritize education. This will help them thrive in a 21st-century economy and also develop wisdom. He also says that Jewish people have a long history of innovation including developing the Theory of Relativity. Because of this innovation they have survived and adapted through many events over the course of history.
One of the other gifts that Adam Milstein writes about being passed on is passion. Passion, he says, is one of the main ways to find personal fulfillment in life. He says every day of your life matters and you should really care about how your spend your time and resources in order to live life to its fullest.