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Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Walgreens, Garage Europa, Mortgage Bankers name new execs

Eric Anglade

Eric Anglade

Walgreens names Puerto Rican to head FL market
The Walgreens pharmacy chain announced the appointment of Eric Anglade as market vice president for Northwest Florida. Anglade was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and becomes the chain’s second Puerto Rican vice president. After beginning his career with Walgreens in Puerto Rico, he moved to the U.S. mainland where he worked in several markets as a district manager and then headed special projects nationwide in the corporate headquarters in Chicago. Now, he will oversee the important Florida market, becoming one of the youngest executives to hold that position.

Eric is the son of Enrique Anglade, who for many years served as general manager for Walgreens in Puerto Rico and vicepresident until his retirement.

“Walgreens has always been known for the opportunities given to local talent. Currently, all of Walgreens management on the island is from Puerto Rico, and Eric is a product of that development system,” said Nivia Santiago, market vice president for Puerto Rico.

Daniel Santiago-Torres

Daniel Santiago-Torres

Garage Europa appoints new service manager
Víctor Gómez, president of Gómez Hermanos Kennedy, announced the appointment of Daniel Santiago-Torres as service manager for Garage Europa, official dealer and importer of Porsche in Puerto Rico.

“Santiago-Torres has been part of our family for three years. He started as service advisor at Ferrari and in just seven months moved up to service manager for Land Rover, a position he has held for two years. So, now it is a privilege to have his expertise as the new service manager at Porsche,” said Gómez.

Santiago-Torres studied at the University of Puerto Rico, and has vast experience in the field of marketing.

“For me, service is having that sense of belonging and empathy with the client’s needs, so you can take it beyond their expectations. The goal is to turn every situation into a positive experience, and that it becomes a lifelong and competent relationship,” said Santiago-Torres.

Mortgage Bankers Association elects Rojo-Montilla as president
With a heavy schedule of projects, Agustin Rojo-Montilla recently took the reins of the Puerto Rico Mortgage Bankers Association as the new president of trade group that represents the island’s mortgage industry. He was elected to the position during the MBA’s 39th annual convention.

Agustín Rojo-Montilla

Agustín Rojo-Montilla

With a law degree from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Montilla-Rojo entered the mortgage industry in 2001 as new business director of First Equity Mortgage Bankers, Inc. (FEMBi Mortgage), responsible for the planning and implementation of the bank’s business model. Later, in 2010, he became executive vice-president of the financial institution and has been responsible for managing the company’s strategic decisions both in Puerto Rico and in the U.S. mainland.

He has been a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association for several years. As president, he has several goals: to continue to work with local government agencies in search of viable alternatives, so that, within the current fiscal framework, it can continue offering incentive programs to purchase homes, as well as encourage more dialogue with MBA members so they can offer suggestions and become more actively involved in communicating their needs, both to local and federal agencies.

He will be in office through June 2014.

Author Details
Author Details
Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

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