“I could not be prouder of Jose and his accomplishments, both here at The Plaza Group and as a family man and friend. Jose has always been and will continue to be a critical driver of the company’s success,” says Randy Velarde, President and founder of The Plaza Group.
The Plaza Group provides solvents, chemical intermediates, industrial and agri-chemicals, fuels, and plastics, many of which are used in the production of resins, adhesives and coatings and ultimately become products from eye glasses to post-it notes, as well as many other products used in the housing, automotive, agriculture, and construction industries. For the last 26 years, The Plaza Group takes great pride in its high supplier retention rate, customer satisfaction and keeping up with an evolving industry by expanding and evolving without sacrificing the quality of its service.
In his new role, Jose will manage all activities associated with The Plaza Group’s base businesses, including the purchase and distribution of solvents, aromatics, and intermediate petrochemicals. In addition, Jose will lead the company’s expansion into international markets and trade. Jose will continue to be a part of the company’s senior management team, focused on strategic planning, execution, and growth.
Jose joined The Plaza Group in 2005, following graduation from the University of Houston, where he also served as an entrepreneurship intern with The Plaza Group’s president Randy Velarde. In his fourteen years with the company, Jose has progressed through varying roles, including customer service, logistics, sales, and business management. Prior to his new role, Jose served as Vice President, Base Chemicals.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Houston, TX, The Plaza Group is a multi-million-dollar international marketer of refinery and petrochemical products. The company markets refining and chemical products for Husky Oil, CEPSA, Mitsui, Sabic, Shell, Marathon, Valero, Delek, Southern, Total Petrochemicals and some of the nation’s best-known producers to Fortune 500 companies, major international firms, direct consumers and select chemical distributors. For inquiries call (800) 876-3738 or visit the company's web site at www.theplazagrp.com.