Beluga Composites Corporation (BGCC) announces the appointment of Mr. Philip Alvarez III, President of Beluga Composites Inc (Philippines).
Beluga Composites Corporation (BGCC), a leading Manufacturer of underground flammable-liquid storage tanks, owns the only technology in the world which has earned both of the Underwriters Laboratories UL 1316 and ULC-615-S certifications for fiber glass reinforced plastic (FRP) underground storage tanks for petroleum products, today announced the appointment of Mr. Philip Alvarez III, as President of Beluga Composites Inc (Philippines)
Mr. Alvarez has his engineering degree and has specialized in the specific composites which are used in Beluga’s manufacturing process of their proprietary and UL licensed fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) underground storage tanks. Mr. Alvarez is highly qualified both technically and professionally and with his many years of senior executive leadership roles in manufacturing he will contribute the necessary expertise that is required for the President’s ( Philippines ) role and responsibilities. Additionally, his network of relationships with major Asian oil companies, makes him a key and strategic addition to the Philippines manufacturing and sales division of Beluga.
“We interviewed numerous candidates for the Philippine manufacturing plant’s President position and were fortunate to have secured the technical and leadership skills of Mr. Alvarez”, said Dean Panofsky, President and Chairman of the Board, of Beluga. “Our rush to market in the Southeast Asian region has been a top priority due to current and potential demand for our proprietary FRP’s, and we found the right man to head this operation”.
The facility is strategically located and geared to produce the environmentally friendly storage FRP tanks needed per year and has the adequate labor and physical infrastructure to facilitate the production of current anticipated demand as well as increasing future demands.
“It is a great privilege to work with Beluga. Mr. Panofsky’s knowledge of the market and proprietary construction design of the FRPs coupled with my expertise in Engineering and manufacturing processes, could not have been a better fit for us” said Mr. Alvarez, President of Beluga Philippines. “Beluga is moving very quickly and I am extremely enthusiastic to supervise the Philippine manufacturing division and exceed production capacity expectations”.
Beluga Composites Corporation is a manufacturer of UST, related accessories and oil/water separators. Member of the Petroleum Equipment Institute, Beluga has the technology and holds the Underwriters Laboratories UL 1316 and ULC-615-S certifications for fiber glass reinforced plastic (FRP) underground storage tanks for petroleum products. We are the only company in the world which presently holds both the UL 1316 and the ULC-615-S.
These two certifications were obtained after having produced a number of tank samples and undergone a series of exacting tests supervised by the Underwriters Laboratories.
Beluga manufactures single wall and double wall FRP UST that are of higher quality and environmentally safer than steel tanks, being 100% corrosion resistant. Moreover, Beluga's tanks are produced using the nextgeneration FRP UST technology, FILAMENT WINDING, and as such, they are mechanically and structurally superior to FRP tanks produced by the competition which still uses the first generation FRP UST technology, SPRAY UP, which depend on a structural type of back fill during installation. Beluga’s technology which produces a structurally autonomous UST with fully integrated, physical characteristics independent of any consideration for the type of backfill to be used. The key advantages of the Beluga manufacturing process are: efficient and computerized filament wound technology, consistent high quality controlled modularly designed products and competitive pricing.
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