José R. Mas
Jose R. Mas, is Chief Executive Officer of MasTec, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified U.S. infrastructure services providers in the country. With over 18,000 employees in more than 400 locations across the United States, MasTec generated over $4.3 billion in revenue in 2013.
Mr. Mas was appointed CEO of MasTec in 2007 and during his tenure MasTec’s revenues have more than quadrupled and earnings have grown six fold. Since assuming the top executive position at MasTec, Jose has diversified the company into the growing fields of oil and gas pipeline construction, electric transmission line construction, renewable energy, and wireless infrastructure construction while expanding its traditional communications business, which includes both broad-band infrastructure and installation to the home satellite services. Jose Mas has grown up in the business and over 20 years worked his way from the field to the boardroom.
Jose Mas is a graduate of the University of Miami where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. He is a director of the Mas Family Foundation and an active supporter and coach of various youth basketball teams. He serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises. Mr. Mas, was awarded the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the year award in 2011 and in 2012, he was featured in the season finale of the CBS hit show Undercover Boss.
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Apple has been our Chief Operating Officer since December 2006. Previously, Mr. Apple served as Group President for MasTec's energy service operations since 2005. He has more than 30 years of operational and senior management experience in commercial, technical and service-based corporations. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Apple was a senior vice president at DIRECTV®, where he was responsible for the installation and service network, warranty program, supply chain management and national dispatch support. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Apple, while on assignment from Hughes Electronics/DIRECTV® Latin America to Telefonica S.A., served as Chief Operating Officer and Board member of Via Digital, a direct broadcast satellite company and Telefonica affiliate. From 1985 to 1996, Mr. Apple served in various capacities within the Hughes Electronics organization, including as Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Electronics-Spain, Vice President of Hughes Europe and as a program manager for a Hughes Electronics training and support systems group. Mr. Apple is currently a Director of Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS).
Mr. Apple, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps., where he was a graduate of the Naval Fighter Weapons School (“Top Gun" ) and part of the team that rolled out the F/A-18 strike fighter.
George L. Pita
Executive Vice President and CFO
George Pita became our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2014, upon the retirement of our previous Chief Financial Officer C. Robert Campbell. Mr. Pita joined MasTec in February 2013, as its CFO-Operations. From June 2007 until joining MasTec in 2013, Mr. Pita served as EVP and CFO to Stuart Weitzman Holdings, a manufacturer, designer and retailer of fine women's footwear and accessories. From April 2002 to June 2007, Mr. Pita served in various capacities at Perry Ellis International, including as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2004 - 2007. From 1989 - 2002, Mr. Pita served in a variety of financial and operations positions at Sunglass Hut International, including Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pita earned his Bachelors in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Miami in 1983 and has been a certified public accountant for approximately 30 years. Mr. Pita also serves or has served in various charitable and other capacities, including current appointments at the University of Miami Accounting school advisory board, as well as a board member of Easter Seals of South Florida. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Pita served as a special advisor to Atlas Acquisition Holdings, Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation.
Alberto de Cardenas
Executive VP, Corporate General Counsel
Alberto de Cardenas has been our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary responsible for all of MasTec's corporate and operational legal matters and corporate secretary matters since November 2005. From March 2003 to November 2005, Mr. de Cardenas was Senior Vice President and General Counsel and from January through March 2003, Vice President and Corporate General Counsel of Perry Ellis International, Inc. From September 1996 through December 2002, Mr. de Cardenas was a corporate and securities attorney at Broad and Cassel. From September 1990 to July 1993, Mr. de Cardenas was an accountant at Deloitte & Touche LLP.