RON ZAVALETA, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Mr. Zavaleta is the founder of Terre Haute Industries. He is an experienced chemical engineer and executive with more than 30 years of experience in the industry in operational and senior management roles. Prior to forming THI, Mr. Zavaleta was/is the Dean of Engineering in the Catholic University of Bolivia. Under his direction, the school of engineering has grown steadily and reached a new standard.
Mr. Zavaleta has held various executive, operating and engineering positions during his career, Dean with the Universidad de Aquino Bolivia, CEO of YPFB (Bolivia Petroleum Company) and Minister of Energy and Petroleum. He holds a Ph.D. from Montana State University and currently is a member of the Bolivian Academy of Sciences, The American Society of Chemical Engineers, among others.
ANDRES ZAVALETA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Zavaleta is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of finance and business experience primarily in corporate banking and precious metals mining. Prior to joining Terre Haute, Mr. Zavaleta was Business Manager, South America Controller and Business Evaluation Specialist of several underground mines for Tahoe Resources and Coeur d’Alene Mines.
In addition, Mr. Zavaleta has held a number of financial, risk management and commercial positions in the corporate banking group of the Banco de Crédito del Peru; publicly traded company (NYSE: BAP). Mr. Zavaleta earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Purdue University and an MBA from Babson College (F.W. Olin School of Business).
MARIANA ZAVALETA, VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS
Mrs. Zavaleta serves as Terre Haute’s VP Operations, continuing her role from Casa & Ideas and Banco Mercantil Santa Cruz. She has over 15 years’ international business experience. Shee holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering
and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Mrs. Zavaleta is also a visiting Fellow of the Bolivian Catholic University.