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Huizenga College of Business Students

Executives and Entrepreneurs in Residence

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Juan-Carlos 'JC' Avila,
General Manager, Montachem International Inc.

Session times: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm & 6pm

JC Avila

Where will your NSU degree take you? To the top of your industry and profession if you're JC Avila. JC brought solid business experience with him upon entering NSU, having been a successful sales rep and sales manager at several commodities companies serving Latin American and Caribbean markets. Bilingual, Spanish and English, now armed with his NSU MBA in International Business, he went straight to the FORTUNE 500. In an homage to the classic film "The Graduate," JC has one word for students: plastics. Actually, he has another two words: Jack Welch. That's right, NSU alum JC Avila worked his way up the management ladder of GE during the tenure of CEO Jack Welch. JC ultimately led territories including West Coast North America and Latin America for one of GE Plastics' best-selling products before Welch’s successor sold the division for $11 billion. JC moved on to manage multi-billion-dollar international divisions for other U.S.-based chemical companies. In 2011, he became general manager of plastics corporation Montachem International Inc. Headquartered right here in Fort Lauderdale, JC now uses all the tools he learned from Welch to grow his new company nearly 10 percent a year, and expand outside the Americas to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Please contact Kathy Eggleston at keggleston@nova.edu with your Name, Contact Number, and your selection of ONE preferred appointment time with ONE of these Executives in Residence. We will then schedule a brief call with you to prepare you in advance to get the most out of your session.

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