Multi-Faceted FTZ Consultant
The impact Jose has on the Foreign-Trade Zones program is longstanding. Jose has over 18 years’ experience leading FTZ 68 in El Paso, TX. There, he served as both Grantee and Operator while maintaining executive positions on the Board of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ). Jose effortlessly parlays his knowledge into grantee and operator projects as FTZ Consultant at Indigo Trade Solutions.
Under his leadership, FTZ 68 received its number one and two national ranking in exports and merchandise received among the US general-purpose zones, respectively. Additional honors received by the zone during Jose’s tenure include:
- Export Achievement Award by the NAFTZ – September 2015
- Ranked #2 in Top 25 US Foreign Trade Zones, by Global Trade magazine – September 2013
- Achievements in FTZs, Excellence Award in Economic Development by Business Facilities Magazine – 2013
Jose maintains active involvement with NAFTZ, where he served as a Director for 8 years including Chairman in 2015/2016. Jose also earned the Accredited Zone Specialist (AZS) designation in 2010. He is a member of numerous economic development agencies including the International Economic Development Council, Texas Economic Development Council, and is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
Jose holds a BA degree and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. In his spare time, Jose enjoys being with family, traveling to distant locations (more than 1,000 miles from home), and watching professional football, soccer and basketball.