POSITION: Founder and President, Paramount Companies, which includes Coffee Services, Automated Food Services and Vending.
PERSONAL: 65; married 29 years to Beatriz, from Chile; two children Alan, a chef, and Maria, who works with Paramount in Pompano Beach. .
EDUCATION: University of Georgia, bachelor's in business administration.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Started Paramount in 1974. Inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at Nova Southeastern University in 2004.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Community Foundation of Broward, Nova Southeastern University, Boys & Girls Club of Broward County, St. Thomas University, ARC Broward, Hispanic Unity, North Broward Preparatory School co-founder and more.
HOBBIES: Dinosaur digs, international travel.