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Alum makes global impact in Ecuador

Purdue alum José Armijos (BSCNE ’02) is back where he grew up in Ecuador, living his boyhood dream of being a construction engineer. As president of Constructora Nacional S.A., he now has the reins of the family company he watched his father run, and he oversees the construction of road systems, housing developments and small bridges.

Armijos can’t identify the exact moment when he knew he would follow in his father’s footsteps. He says his professional “pivot point” came when he had interrupted his engineering career in the U.S. to earn his MBA in Spain. “I needed to make a decision on whether I should continue my professional career away from home in the U.S.,” he recalls. “After careful analysis, I made the decision to return to Ecuador and start my career with the family business.”

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