Jose R Mas First Hooked Up Homestead Now Hes Building Infrastructure Nationwide
Locally based communications and utility infrastructure company MasTec has grown and changed along with technology over the past almost 50 years. For the past 15, President and Chief Executive Officer Jose Mas has grown with it. As a University of Miami student in the early 1990s, he pitched in with the family business to help rebuild Homestead’s communication and utilities infrastructure.
Now 36, he oversees the whole operation: 8,500 employees in 220 offices across the US. MasTec is expected to generate $1.1 billion in revenue in 2008, he says. Already delving into wind farms and natural gas, MasTec plans also to make its mark on the growing wireless arena. And Mr. Mas plans to be there. "I’m going to be doing this for a long time," he says. He discussed the company’s past, present and future in his Coral Gables office with Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky.
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