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Jose R. Mas, CEO, MasTec

Jose R. Mas

Keynote Luncheon: The Recipe for Success: Lessons on the Road to the Fortune 500
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
12:15 PM

Jose R. Mas, 47, is Chief Executive Officer of MasTec, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified infrastructure services providers in North America. During Mr. Mas’ tenure as CEO revenue has grown from $930 million in 2007 to over $6.6 billion in 2017 and EBITDA in the same period has gone from $57 to almost $650 million. This year for the first time in the company’s history, MasTec was named as a Fortune 500 company debuting at #428. Today, MasTec has more than 20,000 team members serving multiple industries throughout 375 locations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Since assuming the Chief Executive position at MasTec, Mr. Mas has completely transformed MasTec from a predominantly telecommunications contractor to the most diversified specialty contractor in North America. Mr. Mas diversified the company by expanding into the growing fields of oil and gas pipeline construction, high voltage electric transmission line construction, power generation, and wireless infrastructure construction. Mr. Mas also expanded its traditional communications business, which now includes both broad-band infrastructure and installation-to-the-home satellite, home automation and security services.

Jose Mas grew up in the business and over 20 years worked his way from the field to the boardroom. He is a graduate of the University of Miami where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. He serves on the Board of Helmerich & Payne (HP) a NYSE listed company, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Miami. He is also an active supporter and coach of various youth basketball teams.

Mr. Mas was awarded the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the year award in 2011, the South Florida Business Journal Ultimate CEO award in 2012 and was also featured in the season finale of the CBS hit show Undercover Boss. Additionally, he was voted as the #1 engineering and construction CEO for 2014 and 2017 by Institutional Investor Magazine.