Mr. Valladares is a 1984 graduate of the Federal University of Minas Gerais - Belo Horizonte - Brazil with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX, in 1986. He has been involved in the Pig Iron Industry for over 30 years and has participated at Viena Siderúrgica S/A since its start up in 1988 in the State of Maranhão. Today he is the Vice President and Commercial Director of Viena which forms the V.P.S. Channel and is one of the largest exporters of Pig Iron in Brazil. The Company has five mini blast furnaces in Maranhão and one in Minas Gerais with annual installed capacity of over 500,000 MT per year. Viena is an industry leader with state of the art technology, including a Pulverized Charcoal Injection (P.C.I.) system, a Sinter and a Power plant and one mine. A pioneer in reforestation, Viena has achieved self-sustainability due to its 44,000 hectares reforested with clones of high productivity. The Viena Group also invests in civil construction and real state, cattle raising, pig farm, orange and cachaça production with more than 2,000 employees.
Interview with Ing, Rodrigo Valladares who received the Yildirim International Entrepreneurship Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli at FLOGEN SIPS 2018
Dr. Florian Kongoli presents Ing. Rodrigo Valladares with the YILDIRIM International Entrepreneurship Award at FLOGEN SIPS 2018
FLOGEN(R) Artists of Science (TM): Rodrigo Valladares, Viena Siderurgica, Brazil with Dr. Florian Kongoli