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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eduardo P. Trinidad

President

The President of ACEL, Mr. Trinidad is also the president of Inframachineries Corporation, a dealer in infrastructure equipment that he founded in 2011. He is likewise the founder of Cleamco Industrial Corporation, a company specializing in the distribution of special maintenance equipment. He continuous to serve as the marketing director of this family-owned business where he handles brand management, marketing and sales, and customer relations. An expert multitasker, he also founded and sits as the president of Tri-Globe Transport Services and Trading Inc. Aside from overseeing operations, he maps out the strategies for the continuous growth of this firm that is focused on the importation and sale of brand new as well as used heavy equipment. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs degree from the De La Salle University’s College of St. Benilde.  Mr. Trinidad has served as a Director since 2015 and has been the PRO, Auditor and Treasurer of the Association.  

J. Eladio L. Angeles

1st Vice President

Mr. Angeles is the president and general manager of Olympic Engineering and Sales Corp. A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the Mapua Institute of Technology, he is a registered civil engineer. He started his career as a cadet engineer at SKI Construction Group, but, after only a year, he transferred to Olympic Engineering where he gained his 17 years of experience working in and providing high quality service to various construction projects, with focus on health, safety and environmental issues. He handles projects mainly in the areas of ports and marine structures, dredging and pipe jacking, fuel/oil facilities, engineering design, consultancy, and inspection and equipment rentals. Olympic Engineering joined ACEL in 2004. Mr. Angeles has served as a Director for more than 10 years and is now on his second term as the Association’s First Vice President.

  

Jonathan R. Perez

2nd Vice President

Mr. Perez is the president and general manager of JAP Construction & Development Corporation. He is also the founder of JAPCON Equipments, Trading & Trucking Inc., JAPEREZ Construction & Development Corp.. He is co-owner and co-founder of HD Rentals & Construction Inc. and Fil-Xperts Piling, Construction & Development Corp A registered civil engineer, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the Mapua Institute of Technology. He started his career as a bridge engineer/quantity engineer/administrative officer at Construction Consultants Corporation and was involved in the firm’s Baybay-Bato Section road construction project in Leyte. Quickly gaining experience and honing his engineering skills, he started getting his own project contracts after only two years.  In 2003, he founded JAP Construction & Development Corporation. Mr. Perez has served as an ACEL director since 2012 and now sits as the Association’s Second Vice President.

Jovito P. Basilio

Treasurer

Mr. Basilio is the operations manager of Basilio Rentals & Sales Corp. where he also sits as a director. This is a family-owned company that specializes in leasing out heavy equipment. It is likewise engaged in equipment trading, particularly surplus equipment from Japan and the US. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, minor in Business and Communication, from the Ateneo De Manila University. As a fresh college graduate, he worked as a sales manager at Autoplus Corporation but, after less than a year, he decided to join the family business. Then known as L.P. Basilio Construction, the company became an ACEL member in the late 1980s. It took a leave of absence but returned as Contractors Developers Unlimited Inc. In 1995, it was renamed Basilio Rentals & Sales Corp. Mr. Basilio has served as an ACEL Director for 18 years and was the Association’s President in 2015-2016 when ACEL celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Antonio G. Coronel

Corporate Auditor

Mr. Coronel, C.P.M, is the general manager of Asia Pacific Business Services Inc. (APBS), the shared services company of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI). Established in 2015, APBS provides business process outsourcing, procurement, finance and other support functions to ICTSI’s subsidiaries and affiliates around the world. A global company, ICTSI is in the business of acquiring, developing, managing and operating container ports and terminals worldwide. Mr. Coronel, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering and MBA degrees from the University of the Philippines, began his career at EEI Inc. where he worked from 1973 to 1987. He joined ICTSI in 1988 and has remained with the company since. Although ICTSI became an ACEL member only in 2000, he has served as a Director of the Association since 1992.  

Justo F. Manalo Jr.

Public Relation Officer

Mr. Manalo is vice president for equipment operations at J.E. Manalo & Co. Inc. (JEMCO) where he manages the company’s entire fleet of equipment. Working at the family-owned company, he got an early exposure in the construction industry and, over the years, gained extensive experience in most aspects of the construction business. He also owned and operated several businesses in the areas of agriculture, real estate, services, and retail, both in the Philippines and in the United States.  As a businessman, Mr. Manalo also ventured in IT technical support and became a counselor for a technical college. Moreover, he is a licensed realtor in Northern California since the early 2000s. For 25 years now, JEMCO. has been an active member of ACEL. Mr. Manalo has been serving as a Director since 2010 and now also sits as the Chairman of the Committee on Website & Newsletter.

Josephine Anne K. Lim

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Lim is the shared services manager at Eaglecor Inc. As such, she monitors all operations in the company’s head office and ensures their smooth flow, maintains standards and effectively enforces policies and procedures. Prior to her transfer to the Eaglecor Group’s head office, she was property manager of Eaglecor Holdings Inc. where she oversaw and supervised all EHI properties, including land, residential buildings and housing units. A holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication degree from the University of the Philippines – Diliman, Ms. Lim is a woman of many interests and talents. Before joining Eaglecor, she worked as a sales coordinator at Aragon Properties in Vancouver, Canada, and was a senior marketing associate at Ayala Land International Sales Inc. She founded and served as president and team captain of the UP Golf Team Inc., She is now ACEL’s Corporate Secretary.     

Allan O. Vergara

Director

Mr. Vergara is the general manager of RMD Kwikform Guam, LLC and concurrently the head of operations of RMD Kwikform Phils. Inc. A global company headquartered in the United Kingdom, RMD Kwikform specializes in the design and supply of British systems on formworks, shoring and scaffolding. Mr. Vergara holds of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Pampanga where he graduated cum laude. A registered civil engineer, he is also a junior geodetic engineer and has a Master of Business Administration degree from the same university. He now serves as a Director of ACEL and is the Chairman of the Committee on Philconstruct. He is likewise an active member of the Philippine Contractors Association (PCA) where he serves as alternate Chairman on Labor and Relations & Safety Development.  

Sixto T. Benedicto

Director

Mr. Benedicto is the president and CEO of Benedicto Steel Corporation, CLB Engineering and CLB Global Trading. He is also the chairman of Benedicto Cebu Link Inc. where he oversees the entire operation of the Benedicto Steel Group, a family business engaged in the manufacture of high carbon steel wire and rope. It is also involved in the fabrication of chain and wire rope slings and in the distribution of lifting devices. A graduate of the University of the Philippines – Diliman with a degree in Philosophy, Mr. Benedicto is not only active in business, he is also a member a various socio-civic as well as professional organizations. He is the vice chairman of the Association for Philippine- Chinese Understanding, a member of the Rotary Club of Manila District 3810, the Management Association of the Philippines and the Makati Business Club. He served as vice president of the Well Drillers Association as well as the Alabang Club 515. He became a Director last 2010 and has served as the Chairman of the Committee on Manpower Development & Certification from 2013 to the present.

Juan Lorenzo Luis DC. Banson

Director

Mr. Banson is the used equipment manager at Monark Equipment Corporation. One of the founding members of ACEL, Monark is the official dealer of Caterpillar products in the Philippines and is widely acknowledged as the country’s No. 1 heavy equipment solutions provider. For over 30 years, the company has been an active contributor to nation-building, serving various key industries such as construction, mining, power and agriculture. Mr. Banson graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science degree, major in Business Management, minor in Enterprise Development. He started his career as a Monark cadet and worked his way up to the company’s management level. Through the many positions he has held, he has primarily focused on sales and process improvement. He now sits as an ACEL Director and Chairman of the Committees on Corporate Social Responsibility as well as Safety & Disaster Relief.  

Wilfredo H. Guerzon

ACEL Davao Chapter President

Mr. Guerzon is the president and CEO of FGM Builders Resources and Development Corporation, a construction company based in Davao City. A Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Mindanao,, he also took units in Structural Engineering, an MS Civil Engineering course, from the University of the Philippines – Diliman. A certified civil engineer, he is an accredited arbitrator of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines. He is also a lifetime member of the Davao City chapter of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, a master trainer of the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) where he once sat as a director, and was a former president of the Davao Constructors Association Center. He also served as dean of the College of Engineering of St. Jude College. He is now the President of ACEL’s Davao City Chapter.

Jon Virgil V, Angeles

Director

Mr. Angeles is the assistant vice president for equipment, purchasing and logistics, as well as human resources in J.V. Angeles Construction Corporation (JVACC). A general engineering and construction company, JVACC specializes in the construction of water supply and sewerage systems, water treatment plants, wastewater/sewage treatment plants, hydropower plants, dams, tunnels and aqueducts, pipelaying, utilities, and civil infrastructure. A licensed AAA contractor, it is also an ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004 and OHSAS18001:2007 certified company. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from De La Salle University, Mr. Angeles also has a Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering degree from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is now on his second term as a Director of ACEL where JVACC has been a member since 1984.

Onofre T. Banson Jr.

Ex-Officio

The immediate past President of ACEL, Mr. Banson is also the president of Monark Equipment Corporation. Widely acknowledged as the No. 1 heavy equipment and generator sets provider in the Philippines, Monark is a founding member of ACEL. The exclusive authorized dealer of Caterpillar products in the country, the company also distributes other leading European and North American heavy equipment brands. A Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, Mr. Banson likewise holds a Masters in International Economics and Management degree, with focus on money, banking and finance, from the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. He started his professional career in 2001 at a consultancy called Iberpacific, a partnership between Union Fenosa of Spain and the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).

Segundino Y. Selma III

ACEL Cebu Chapter President

Mr. Selma is the COO of Anseca Development Corporation, the youngest ever to hold this position to date. Anseca is a Cebu-based company that is primarily engaged in earthmoving and allied activities. Founded in 1983, it has, over the years, expanded its service offerings that now include mine engineering, pit planning and design, quarrying and equipment leasing. It is one of the pioneering members of ACEL – Cebu Chapter and has been an active member of this dynamic group since its establishment in 1988. Mr. Selma is the incumbent President of this Chapter, a position he has been holding for three consecutive years now. Prior to his appointment as Chapter President, he served as an ACEL Director from 2012 to 2016. He is also a director of the Philippine Nickel Industry Association (PNIA), a non-stock non-profit organization that aims to promote and develop the country’s nickel mining industry.

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COMMITTEES

Justo F. Manalo Jr.

F.E. Manalo & Co. Inc.

Committee on Website & Newsletter

Chairman

The Committee on Website & Newsletter serves as the board of review for the ACEL website and newsletter. It monitors and guides the website administrator and newsletter editor to ensure the quality and veracity of their content and design as well as to ensure that the information they disseminate is properly and accurately presented. The committee also makes recommendations regarding the website’s development and newsletter’s content and structure.

Arlan P. Vergara

RMD Kwikform Phils. Inc.

Committee on Philconstruct

Chairman

The Committee on Philconstruct serves as the external linkages committee of ACEL. It coordinates with the Philippine Constructors Association and the Philippine International Construction and Building Materials and Equipment Exhibition to reach out to local and international industry movers and shakers. It conducts the Philconstruct “technoforums” that offer trainings to construction industry players and updates them on the latest industry developments.

J Eladio L. Angeles

Olympic Engineering & Sales Corp.

Committee on Membership

Chairman

The Committee on Membership serves as the internal linkages committee of ACEL.  It ensures that the quality of the Association’s membership is preserved and is always given top priority. It holds and properly coordinates meetings to ensure that good attendance and better interaction between and among ACEL members are achieved. This committee is also in charge of the recruitment and acceptance of new members in the Association.

Josephine Anne K. Lim

Eaglecor, Inc.

Committee on Fellowship

Chairman

The Committee on Fellowship promotes camaraderie and good rapport among the members of the Association. It plans and promotes social events, tournaments and other fellowship gatherings. Members of this committee are also at the helm of several sports activities and events which are held on an annual basis, all aimed at providing the Association members and associates in the industry opportunities to socialize and have fun.

Juan Lorenzo Luis DC. Banson

Monark Equipment Corp.

Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility

Chairman

The Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility plans and implements programs and projects that enhance the values and services of ACEL, bolster its public image and reputation, and contribute to the microeconomic development of the country by promoting sustainable growth for all. It reviews and monitors the CSR policy of the Association from time to time to ensure that it remains relevant and responsive to the changing times.

Sixto T. Benedicto

Benedicto Steel Corp.

Committee on Manpower Development
& Certification

Chairman

The Committee on Manpower Development and Certification promotes, develops and implements a comprehensive manpower development system focused on the needs of the construction sector. It also undertakes certification and testing programs while implementing trade skills standards for the industry as it works closely with other concerned agencies such as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Construction Manpower and Development Foundation (CMDF).

Jovito P. Basilio

Basilio Rentals & Sales Corp.

Committee on Research & Revision of By-Laws

Chairman

The Committee on Research and Revision of By-laws serves as the main authority and resource for ACEL’s by-laws and parliamentary procedure. It is responsible for the creation and maintenance of ACEL’s by-laws, the set of rules that guide the Association’s operations and activities. This committee draws up the purpose of the Association, how the Directors are elected, the duties and responsibilities of the Association’s Officers, as well as the meeting schedules.

Juan Lorenzo Luis DC. Banson

Monark Equipment Corp.

Committee on Safety & Disaster Relief

Chairman

The Committee on Safety and Disaster Relief was constituted to respond to the needs of the country in times of calamities through the mobilization of the members of the Association for disaster relief and rescue operations. It oversees the development of emergency preparedness and response plans as well as evaluates their effectiveness to enable the Association achieve a greater level of preparedness and improve its response capabilities.

Jonathan R. Perez

JAP Construction & Development Corp.

Committee on Rental Rates

Chairman

The Committee on Rental Rates is responsible for the continuous review and updating of the data and information contained in the Rental Rates Equipment Guidebook of ACEL. This committee ensures that the guidebook reflects the prevailing trends in and nuances of the market as well as the competitiveness of the rental rates as compared to those charged by competitors in the industry. The committee also recommends the appropriate rental rate for every piece of equipment.

Jon Virgil V. Angeles

J.V. Angeles Construction Corp.

Committee on Government Relations

Chairman

The Committee on Government Relations reviews, researches, and makes recommendations on government legislation and policies that impact ACEL. It coordinates with the government to convey the views of the Association on important issues that concern ACEL and its members. It is primarily responsible for monitoring the activities of the legislative branch of government and for representing the interests of ACEL in all government levels – local, regional and national.

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CO-CHAIRMEN

Abigail S. Mancilla

First Phil. Skills & Equipment Testing Corp.

Committee on Manpower Development
& Certification

Co-Chairwoman

Ms. Mancilla is vice president of the First Philippine Skills & Equipment Testing (FPSET) Corporation. Based in Pasig City, FPSET serves as third-party inspectors for various construction, mining, industrial, transport and offshore equipment to ensure that safety is given the highest priority in every workplace. A graduate of the University of the Philippines, she enrolled in the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology program of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in 2011 which prompted her to pursue a career in the field of safety and construction. FPSET has been an ACEL member since 2004, and, thus, she knew about the Association even before she joined it. She became an ACEL Director in 2014 and served as the Corporate Secretary of the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. She now co-chairs the Committee on Manpower Development and Certification.

Gabriel G. Manalo

J.E. Manalo & Co. Inc.

Committee on Rental Rates

Co-Chairman

Mr. Manalo is currently a planning and control engineer at J.E. Manalo & Company Inc. The company, now known by the acronym JEMCO, began modestly in 1961 as a single proprietorship with one small crawler crane. However, after its incorporation in 1969, it grew rapidly and steadily expanded its services portfolio. After completing several critical infrastructure projects, including major flood control projects for the then Bureau of Public Works, it was named as one of the country’s 13 most outstanding public works contractors in 1978. Today, JEMCO is an ISO 9001:2015-certified firm that specializes in the construction of highways, bridges, ports and sewage treatment plants. It joined ACEL in 1991. Mr. Manalo, a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering graduate of the De LaSalle University, monitors and provides support to all JEMCO’s ongoing projects. He now co-chairs ACEL’s Committee on Rental Rates.