Perez elected president for next year’s term
The Association of Carriers and Equipment Lessors (ACEL) called a general membership meeting (GMM) last month to elect the 11 nominees who will make up ACEL’s Board of Directors for 2023. Held on November 11, 2022 at One Shangri-la Place in Ortigas Center, the meeting – the Associations’ fifth and its third physical or face-to-face GMM for the year – was attended by 59 representatives from ACEL’s member-companies.
The election was supervised and conducted by an ACEL’s Commission on Election (Comelec) comprised of two former Association presidents: Peter Pancho of C.M.Pancho Construction Inc. and Tito Manalo of J.E. Manalo and Company Inc.
Elected as nominees were the following: Jonathan Perez of JAP Construction and Development Corporation, Abigail Mancilla of First Philippines Skills and Equipment Testing Corporation, Arlan Vergara of RMD Kwikforms Philippines Inc., Nicole Warren of Pacific Orient Winds Corporation, Cristina De Vera of Tri-Globe Transport Services and Trading Inc., SixtoBenedicto of Benedicto Steel Corporation, Daniel Chua of HdMegatrucks and Equipment Inc., Juan Lorenzo Luis Banson of Higantis Corporation, Carlo Fruto of Jvf Commercial and Project Development Support Services, Luis Litam Jr. of Civic Merchandising Inc., and Francis Fredeic Cruz of Frey-Fil Corporation.
After they were declared by the Comelec as the winning nominees, the 11, as mandated by the ACEL Constitution and By-Laws, met to elect among themselves the officers who will lead the Association in 2023.
Perez, who served as ACEL’s first vice president for the 2021 term, was elected president. Also elected were Benedicto as first vice president, Vergara as second vice president, Warren as corporate treasurer, De Vera as corporate secretary, Mancilla as corporate auditor, and Litam as public relations officer.
The 2023 board will also include the following directors: Banson, Cruz, Chua and Fruto. ACEL’s 2021 president J. Eladio Angeles will also sit in the board as an ex officio member.
The meeting also featured a product presentation from Civic Merchandising Inc. The holding of the GMMwas made possible with the support of the Association’s 2022 sponsors. These are Olympic Engineering and Sales Corporation, Trelleborg Marine and Infrastructure, JAP Construction and Development Corporation, Civic Merchandising Inc., Inframachineries Corporation, Faequip Corporation, C.M. Pancho Construction Inc., Highland Tractors Parts Inc., Monark Equipment Corporation, Megawide Construction Corporation, and Equiprime Optimum Solutions Inc.