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WTDC News: FEC visit, MIA cargo up Q1. WTDC Health & Wellness

Posted on April 30th, 2018 at 4:31 pm

WTDC Newsletter - April 30, 2018 New FEC President & CEO visits WTDC Foreign Trade Zone Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO (pictured center-left), was honored to welcome Florida East Coast (FEC) Railwayâ??s new President and CEO, Nathan Asplund (pictured center right), to our Foreign Trade Zone on April 25. Mr. Asplund shared with us the new direction of FEC following its acquisition by Grupo México in July 2017. The company continues to build its volume for the rail spur into PortMiami, has multimodal partnership agreements throughout Florida and the East Coast, and maintains an extensive railway network in Mexico and Texas. Joining the meeting were FEC Executives David Banfield, Assistant Vice President - International Sales (pictured left), and Alberto Cabrera, Assistant Vice President - International Sales (pictured right). Sean P. Gazitua participates in first FIU Alumni Board of Directors meeting On April 25, WTDC President & CEO Sean P. Gazitua (pictured right of center) began his 10 year term on the Alumni Board of Directors for Florida International University. They voted on new business and discussed the upcoming fishing tournament. The meeting was a changing of the guard for two of his good friends. It was the last one overseen by outgoing FIU Alumni Board President Eddie Hondal, Senior Diabetes Specialty Professional, Eli Lilly Company, (pictured left of center) who was replaced by FIU Alumni Board President-Elect Michael Hernandez, Senior Vice President, Mercury Public Affairs (pictured left). Eddie, Michael, and Sean were all members of the same college fraternity at FIU, Sigma Phi Epsilon, as were the other Board members pictured above: Alberto Padron, CEO, Stinghouse, (pictured 2nd from left), Juan Carlos Alexander, President, LAS Worldwide, and Benjamin Sardinas, Managing Director, Healthcare MA. ProChile hosts delegation for eMerge Americas Congratulations to our friends at ProChile Miami who ended their week assisting 9 Chilean tech companies at eMerge Americas with a networking event sponsored by Sur Valles North America (Puerto Viejo and Toro de Piedra Wines). Pictured above, Left: Cristobal Toral, Managing Director Sur Valles North America, Center: Sacha Garafulic, Trade Commissioner, Trade Commission of Chile, ProChile Miami, Right: Sean Powers, Sales and Marketing Manager, WTDC. Second photo features Jaime Silva, Trade Manager, Pro Chile Miami. ProChile Luis Andre Gazitua headlines panel for Business Forum Group Miami based procurement lawyer and lobbyist Luis Andre Gazitua, Gazitua Letelier P.A., headlined the Young Pros Business multiplier hosted by The Business Group at Doral on April 26, 2018. The event took place at the studio of 880 AM The Biz and the discussion focused on entrepreneurs. Pictured above, Left: Luis Andre Gazitua, Gazitua Letelier, P.A., and Right: Pete De La Torre, The Business Forum Group at Doral. Sound Mind - Sound Body, WTDC embraces healthy workplace initiatives WTDC has implemented a Health and Wellness program over the past year. What began as a concept of creating a healthier work environment for WTDC has evolved into daily participation in healthy diet and exercise by WTDC employees and Tenants. WTDC continues its program as a drug free company and is now also a smoke free facility, with smoking cessation programs encouraged for its employees. Miami International Airport traffic numbers climb in 2018 Q1 "Miami International Airport got off to a strong start in 2018 with a 3.79-percent increase in passenger traffic and four-percent growth in freight tonnage through March, compared to the same period last year." - Miami International Airport press release, April 26, 2018 Click below to read the full press release from MIA MIA passenger, cargo traffic has fast start in 2018