Bobby Mendez is Executive Vice President and President of Ecolab’s Global Specialty Sector, a large national/ international food industry services company. He is responsible for the Retail & Specialty Markets for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Since 1981, Mr. Mendez has managed various aspects of Ecolab including development of new business sectors, record-setting sales growth, and a high rate of customer retention. Prior to that, Mr. Mendez was the youngest general manager of a premier hotel resort in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Mr. Mendez’ strong background includes food processing & production plus retail food and beverage including dairy, beef, poultry and agriculture. On the Advisory Board for the Food Marketing Institute’s Food Safety Foundation, Mr. Mendez’ many board affiliations have also included the Caribbean Hotel Assn and the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Assn. He is a member of the Latin American and Caribbean Leadership Committee and the Latino Professionals Forum. Mr. Mendez is a graduate of St. Vincent Academy and he completed Cornell University’s Hotel Management Program.