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Insights from Puerto Rico: The Outlook for JAX-San Juan Trad

  • Deerwood Country Club 10239 Golf Club Drive Jacksonville, FL, 32256 United States (map)

The speaker for this month's luncheon is Eduardo Pagan, Vice President and General Manager, Caribbean Services at Tote Maritime, a domestic shipping line that specializes in moving cargo between Jacksonville and Puerto Rico using LNG-powered vessels. Eduardo will share his thoughts on the American domestic maritime industry in Jacksonville and the important role it plays on meeting the needs of the Caribbean and the current political situation in Puerto Rico. Based in San Juan, P.R., Mr. joined Tote in 2010. He has more than 30 years of management consulting and transportation industry experience.


Member Prepaid Price: $22

Non-member Prepaid Price: $27

At The Door: $35

As a new policy, online reservations will close at 6pm the Wednesday prior to the luncheon. Walk-ins are welcome, but both members and non-members will be charged $35 at the door.

Eduardo Pagan joined TOTE Maritime in November of 2010 as the Vice President and General Manager of Caribbean Services. He brings more than 30 years of management consulting and transportation industry experience. Prior to joining TOTE Maritime, Pagan led his own consulting firm assisting organizations with Business Development and Strategic Planning. He played a pivotal role with the Puerto Rico Water Authority Revenue Optimization Program and both Private and Public Strategy. Pagan also worked at Unilever for 21 years in key roles including manufacturing, distribution, and international sales. He was deeply involved with Total Quality Management (TQM), Total Productivity Management (TPM), and Lean Manufacturing. In addition to the development and improvement of overall business practices, Pagan used these tools and skills to improve performance in areas such as operational productivity, safety, and environmental impact and led the Competitiveness Team and Strategy for the Puerto Rico Manufacturing Association

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in Business Administration.

Pagan is also an active member of the following organizations: Puerto Rico Boys & Girls Club (Vice President), Puerto Rico Manufacturing Organization (International Team Group), Puerto Rico Shipping Association (Vice President), Puerto Rico American Maritime Partnership (President), and “Juntos por Puerto Rico” (3rd Sector Group).