Sergio Alvarez Named CEO of Duchateau
San Diego, CA, July 7, 2020-Duchateau has named Sergio Alvarez as its chief executive officer. He will assume the day-to-day leadership of the company effective July 6.
Alvarez is an accomplished executive with strong entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for fast growth, and has been serving in the chief operating officer role for the past year at Duchateau.
Misael Tagle and Benjamin Buzali will both assume the title of founder and co-chairman. Their vision and passion are key ingredients in Duchateau’s on-going success, and both will continue to have advisory roles in the organization.
Before joining Duchateu, Alvarez served in senior positions in multiple industries. For two years he served as the chief operating officer of Vessel Health, a San-Diego based biotech company. Prior to Vessel, Alvarez was as the chief executive officer of Chuao Chocolatier for seven years, where he where he executed one of the most impressive turnarounds in the premium chocolate bar industry and grew it to the eighth largest premium chocolate bar maker in the U.S. His background also includes 15 years at Hewlett Packard working in various capacities on leading-edge teams including R&D, high-volume manufacturing, warranty prevention, technical marketing, global supply chain and operations. He ended his tenure at HP managing a global team that contributed over $400 million in profit contribution via cost elimination in just 12 months.
Alvarez is a long-time San Diego resident where he lives with his wife and teenage children. He is a board member of Kitchens for Good, a fast-growing non-profit with a passion for workforce training and social enterprise via culinary arts. He is a former Entrepreneur Organization’s Board member (2013-2019) and was recognized as 2015 CEO of the year by EO San Diego.