USHCC Announces Top Tier Hispanic Suppliers as the Hispanic Business Enterprise (HBE) Co-Chairs for its 2017 National Convention

Washington, D.C., Sept. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has announced Teddy Peinado, President of F.A. Peinado, LLC and the members of the Tier 1 Hispanic supplier group in San Antonio named the Compadres and Comadre. Members of this group are: Berto Guerra of Avanzar Interior Products, Fernando Reyes of Reyes Automotive Group Frank Herrera of Hero Logistics, Max Navarro of Vutex, and Rosa Santana of Forma Automotive as the Hispanic Business Enterprise (HBE) chairs for the organization’s National Convention taking place on October 1-3 in Dallas, Texas.

The USHCC National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. This premier event is the country’s largest networking venue for Hispanic business and Fortune 1000 corporations interested in the Hispanic market. Over two days, the National Convention affords Hispanic vendors and corporate buyers the opportunity to establish and strengthen meaningful partnerships where business opportunities can flourish. Thousands of top corporate executives, successful business owners, entrepreneurs, chamber leaders, and national political figures will join the USHCC to celebrate America’s burgeoning Hispanic enterprises.

Teddy Peinado is owner of Peinado Construction which is a Premier Design Build General Contractor specializing in Industrial, Manufacturing, Distribution Centers, Medical, and Datacenters. With operations in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Peinado Construction is responsible for delivering approximately 40,000,000 SF of “Tilt Wall” facilities in Texas.

“I am humbled to be recognized as one of this year’s Hispanic Business Enterprise Chairs. It is an honor to be included with some of Texas’ most influential business leaders, like The Compadres. I admire their hard work,” said Teddy Peinado. “My entire life I looked up to my father whom escaped revolutionary war in Mexico to America and became one of the largest builders in the southwest. I strive to extend his legacy and be involved in bettering the community, insuring 100% quality in what we do. Thank you to the USHCC for being attentive to the needs and progress of our Hispanic business community and for allowing me to Chair this year’s convention.”

“The Compadres” are Texas based Tier 1 Hispanic business owners that supply automotive parts directly to Toyota in a an extremely competitive industry.  The Compadres are composed of Berto Guerra Jr., Chairman and CEO of Avanzar Interior Technologies, which manufactures vehicle seating. Fernando Reyes, founder of Reyes Automotive Group, which produces injection molding and carpeting for Toyota pickup trucks; San Antonio attorney Frank Herrera, who owns Hero Logistics, which provides in-house logistics; Max Navarro, owner of Vutex, which assembles parts kits for conveyance to the assembly line; and Rosa Santana, owner of Forma Automotive, and who became Toyota’s first-ever Hispanic woman-owned direct Tier 1 supplier that provides fully assembled truck beds for Tacoma trucks.

“I am honored to be an HBE Chair this year alongside the great cohort of business leaders such as Rosa Santana, Fernando Reyes, Frank Herrera, Max Navarro, and Teddy Peinado. The USHCC National Convention is the most important business event in America for Hispanic small business, and provides many avenues to success for minority owned enterprises.” said Guerra.

“We are looking forward to highlighting the accomplishments of these talented businesspeople. The success of their companies is evidence of what’s possible when you combine the entrepreneurial spirit in the Hispanic community with the foresight and collaboration of a world-class corporation like Toyota,” said Palomarez. “We are honored to have their active support and participation at this year’s event and look forward to reporting on their continued success, and on the next generation of entrepreneurs who follow in their footsteps.”

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About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $668 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.


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