Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association president Christopher Alcazar at the TTMA’s offices in Barataria last week. –Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY
CHRISTOPHER Alcazar’s proclaimed love for Trinidad and Tobago and passion for the manufacturing sector led him home after years of studying abroad.
He had already dipped his toe into manufacturing as a youngster and knew it was his calling.
“I have a real passion for manufacturing that comes from my youth. The 15 or 20 years of work experience has been in manufacturing and it spans back to one of my summer jobs working on the Bermudez (biscuit company) truck and poking my head in the factory now and then and seeing Crix coming off the line. I think that really planted a seed in terms of the creative process,” he told Express Business last week.
Alcazar, who is the chief executive officer of VEMCO Ltd, was elected president of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) on March 9.
He replaced Dr Rolph Balgobin, who has been embroiled in a sexual harassment complaint made by an employee of Angostura Holdings Ltd (AHL).
After graduating from St Mary’s College, Port of Spain, Alcazar spent several years at a boarding school in Canada.