Rogelio Tomalá had to be up to being publicly recognized as one of the best workers of Indulac. He has been working as a cleaning assistant for 18 years and, for him,it was pleasant to feel that, like hundreds of entrepreneurs, he is also an important asset in the industrial sector.
His distinction was received last Tuesday, during the celebration of the 82 years of life of the Chamber of Industries of Guayaquil (CIG), on a night that, like every year sought to praise not only the work of those, like Tomalá, “they wear the shirt of their company “, but the firmness that their affiliates have for continuing to invest and thus create jobs, even in times of adversity.
And if to illustrate the latter requires an example, this falls on the work done by the brothers Rafael and Vicente Wong Naranjo, owners of Favorita, that holding company that began in 1977 and that, already in its third generation, is employing to more than 8,000 Ecuadorians.
Both were awarded with the honorable mention Luis Noboa Naranjo, as ‘Best Industrialists of the year’. That night they were seized by the arm of their mother, Norma Naranjo Viera, that family rudder that instilled values and principles and showed them that to strengthen their father’s business legacy,it was better if they worked as a team than individually. Is that “it is very difficult to be an entrepreneur,” said Vicente Wong. “We move in a volatile environment, which forces us to take risks and challenges and plan a future we do not know.”
All the people present were clear, but Caterina Costa, president of the IGC, had to emphasize it. She did so in his half-hour speech, in which he referred to the debt that the current government still has to improve the business environment that still prevents them from recovering the 29,000 jobs that were lost in the last year. “Last year we drew a route, on the one hand there are advances(especially in the search for external markets), but there are other issues that require more effort and even corrections,” Costa said, question inginaction to improve on labor issues, tax, regulatory, that allow raise the competitiveness of the sector. “We need less discourse and more results… Too much regulation continues to harm the 4,943,000 unemployed and underemployed.”
But the change, she said, should not only come from the Government but also from the vision of some companies that must prepare themselves to face the effects that,from now on, the arrival of the fourth industrial revolution is generating.
Mario Rafael Ayala and Caterina Costa, executives of the CIG, recognized the merit of Johnny Czarninski, manager of El Rosado (owner of Mi Comisariato).
Signatures that fulfilled years of affiliation to the CIG
Inmobiliaria Guayas S.A.
Plásticos del Litoral S.A.
Textiles del Litoral S.A.
Bakery California S.A.
Rafael and Vicente Wong Naranjo, owners of the Favorita holding company.
Recognition of the trajectory
GustavoLarrea, from Electroquil S.A.
Johnny Czarninski, president of Corporación El Rosado.
Society of Ladies Benefit.
Almacenes Tía S.A. (I)