Tecnoglass, Inc.(NASDAQ: TGLS) Colombia’s leading manufacturer of architectural glass, windows, and associated aluminum products for the global commercial and residential construction industries, this week announced the appointment of Carlos Alfredo Cure Cure to its board of directors, replacing Samuel R. Azout, who has chosen to resign from the board for personal reasons. Mr. Cure Cure brings more than 50 years of experience in private and public sectors, across different industries, along with robust board experience at multinational companies, including publicly listed companies.
Lorne Weil, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tecnoglass, commented, “Carlos Alfredo is an exceptional fit for our board and business culture. He brings interesting and relevant experience in a variety of sectors, with an impressive track record of leadership positions and transformational business strategies. We look forward to his value-add contribution to our Board as we look to further strengthen Tecnoglass’ industry position.”
Mr. Cure Cure currently acts as external advisor to Grupo Olímpica, one of the largest multi-industry conglomerates in Colombia, and is the former president of the Board of Directors of Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC), the largest petroleum company based in Colombia. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Cure Cure served as the Colombian Ambassador to Venezuela. Earlier in his career, he was the Financial Manager of Cementos del Caribe, General Manager of Cementos Toluviejo, General Manager of Astilleros Unión Industrial, and Sociedad Portuaria de Barranquilla. He has served as a board member of Avianca (NYSE: AVH) and Isagen, and is the former President of Bavaria S.A. (AB Inbev, EBR: ABI). Mr. Cure Cure earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Weil added, “We thank Sammy for his heartfelt dedication and insightful guidance during his tenure with Tecnoglass. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”