CORAL GABLES, Fla., Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced that Mr. Javier Palomarez has joined MasTec's board of directors as a Class II Director.
Mr. Palomarez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ("USHCC"), which promotes the economic growth, development and interests of Hispanic-owned businesses, advocates on behalf of American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for local chambers and business associations nationwide. Mr. Palomarez also serves on the National Advisory Council on Minority Business at the Department of Commerce, the Comcast NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Advisory Council, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Board, and the Senate Task Force on Corporate Diversity and Inclusion.
Mr. Palomarez is the recipient of the Bnai Zion "Humanitarian of the Year" award, and in 2015 Mr. Palomarez was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Medallion from the National 4-H Council and was recognized by the Government of Mexico with the Ohtli Award. Prior to joining the USHCC, Mr. Palomarez served in various executive capacities with Allstate Insurance Corporation, Sprint, Inc. and Bank of America.
Jorge Mas, MasTec's Chairman of the Board noted, "I am pleased to welcome Javier to the MasTec family. The wealth of experience and knowledge he brings will serve to further strengthen our Board and be additional assets to our management team as we continue to build our telecommunication and energy portfolio."
MasTec, Inc. is a leading infrastructure construction company operating mainly throughout North America across a range of industries. The Company's primary activities include the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of energy, utility and communications infrastructure, such as: electrical utility transmission and distribution; natural gas and petroleum pipeline infrastructure; wireless, wireline and satellite communications; power generation, including renewable energy infrastructure; and industrial infrastructure. MasTec's customers are primarily in these industries. The Company's corporate website is located at www.mastec.com.
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