CHAPULTEPEC, Mexico, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celia Alvarez has been named business development manager for Gage Products Company's operations in Mexico.
Headquartered in Chapultepec, her responsibilities also will include product launches, new-program presentations and purchasing, according to Sergio Ramirez, general director for Gage Products Company de Mexico.
Alvarez began her automotive career at Ford Motor Company in Mexico as an industrial-materials buyer. She went on to hold purchasing positions involving energy resources, welding, consumables and special tools.
"Celia Alvarez is a welcome addition to Gage's international management team," said Dan Finkiewicz, president and chairman of Gage Products Company. "Her automotive management experience combined with her expertise in global purchasing and commodities will benefit our customers throughout the Americas."
Finkiewicz noted that Alvarez initially will support Gage programs in Coahuila, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Saltillo, Silao and Taluca.
Alvarez holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in business administration, both from the Tecnologico de Monterrey University in Mexico City.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Gage Products Company is a leading supplier of automotive paint-system solvent-recycling programs. During the past 25 years, the company's closed-loop recycling systems have been used by Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Fiat, Honda, Jaguar/Land Rover, Mercedes, Nissan, Volkswagen, Honda, Toyota, KIA and Hyundai to safely remanufacture nearly 100-million gallons of spent-paint solvent and waste material.
Gage also is a global leader in custom fuel-blending services for product development and emission-control testing. The company provides custom-fuel blends and reference test fuels for automotive manufacturers as well as for engine manufacturers and their suppliers throughout the world. In addition, Gage manufactures paint-related products and cleaners for a variety of automotive and industrial paint-system cleaning, maintenance and restoration programs.
Visit www.gageproducts.com or follow @gageproducts on Twitter for more information.
Note to Editors: A photo of Celia Elena Alvarez Gutierrez is available upon request.
SOURCE Gage Products Company