Earning recognition from the prestigious award program, One Planet Awards, is an achievement that many professionals highly covet. One Planet Awards is a program that recognizes the world’s best innovation, leadership, new products and services, corporate performance, corporate social responsibility, CEO case studies and other milestones in all industries. To participate in the program, companies are required to submit their nominations in different categories. The judges of the award named Troy McQuagge as 2016 CEO of the Year. This award recognizes his outstanding leadership at USHEALTH Group, Inc., a Texas-based insurance holding company. The corporation offers innovative health coverage services for small business owners and self-employed persons.
Troy joined USHEALTH Group in 2010 where he developed efficient business models and strategies. He successfully re-built the company’s subsidiary, USHEALTH Advisors, an achievement that was accompanied with a promotion to serve as the president and CEO of USHEALTH Group. Since then, the company has experienced tremendous growth and profitability in the highly competitive industry of health insurance. Upon receiving the award, Troy appreciated the entire team at USHEALTH for their continuous commitment to deliver innovative solutions that are in tune with the growing needs of their customers. He has provided leadership by combining diverse talents of employees and agents to develop the most competitive and profitable insurance products.
About Troy McQuagge
Driven by a deep passion for health insurance for quality life, Troy has served in the competitive field for over 30 years. During this period, he has acquired different business skills that make his operations successful. Previously, he served as the president and CEO of HealthMarkets Agency Marketing Group. Here, he successfully led the company to achieve an annual sales volume of over $1 billion. He served the corporation for over a decade. During his tenure, Troy sharpened his skills in hiring, PR, recruiting and marketing. He has continuously exhibited innovative marketing strategies and world-class leadership skills that have earned him recognition and accolades.
In 2007, McQuagge was named the winner of Hiring and Recruiting Program of the Year by the Stevie Awards. The year 2016 was a fruitful one for Troy. He was named the Most Innovative CEO of the Year. In addition, CEO World Awards presented him with The CEO of the Year awards. USHEALTH Group is also a recipient of the 2016 Silver Stevie Award for the Field Sales Team of the Year and Sales Growth Achievement of the Year. This double recognition in the course of one year warranted USHEALTH Group a Gold Stevie Award as the Company of the Year in the Insurance category. In the same year, Golden Bridge Awards honored the company as the “Company of the Year Financial, Accounting, Banking and Insurance.”
The Jewish community is known or giving and donating to the less fortunate in the society. This is the life that Adam Milstein has dedicated himself to. Changing the lives of fellow Jews and the less fortunate in the society. For this reason, he was honored by the Jerusalem Post as one of the most influential Jew. Adam Milstein has done many good things in his life. He is the founder of the Adam and Gila Foundation together with his wife. He is also the founder and the current chairman of an organization called the Israel-America Council. The main goals of these two major organization are to help Jews to live a better life and familiarize with the Jewish culture.
Adam Milstein was born in Israel at a place called Haifa but later moved to Kiryat Motzkin where he spent his childhood. He has mastered the art of following the footsteps of his dad. The two have many things in common. Adam just like his dad has served in the Israel Defense Forces. The two have also served in the war. Adam’s dad fought in the war for independence for Israel while Milstein fought in the Yom Kippur War of 1973. The two are also immigrants as his father moved to Israel from Argentina. Many years ago, Milstein also moved into the United States of America. Finally, Adam and his dad are into the real estate business. Currently, Adam Milstein is a partner at an American company called the Hager Pacific Properties where some of his responsibilities are accounting and disposition.
Adam Milstein is a man who loves reading. He attended the University just after the military service. For his undergraduate, he specialized in economics and business from Technion College. He later attended the University of Southern California for his MBA. His first job in the commercial reals estate included working as a sales agent.
Apart from the two mentioned organizations, Adam Milstein is involved with other organizations such as the Hasbara Fellowships, Jewish Funders Network, and Israel on Campus Coalition. He has worked with prominent people in the Jewish Community to improve the livelihood o fellow Jews. These people include Haim Saban as well as Sheldon Adelson.
Flavio Maluf is a well-known entrepreneur and mechanical engineer. As the chief executive officer of Eucatex, he serves as a role model to every budding entrepreneur both in Brazil and internationally. His life is an illustration that nothing is impossible with hard work.
His academic background
Mr. Maluf attended the Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP) in Sao Paulo. He graduated successfully with a degree in mechanical engineering. Maluf left Brazil and traveled abroad to the United States in search of a job and also for further education. He enrolled in New York University where he studied business administration.
After completing the business course, he worked shortly in the United States before moving back to Brazil. In 1987, he was hired by the Eucatex Group. He worked in the trade department of the company for a few years before moving to the industrial department. His uncle who was by then the chair of the company invited him to join the board of executives.
After his invitation to the company’s board of executives, he continued to explore his potential and helped the company yield good results. The group’s management recognized his efforts and accomplishments. As a result, they reached an agreement to make him the president of the Group.
Soon after he was appointed the president of the Group, he channeled his energy towards innovation and massive investments that saw the company launch new products. He also started a modernization program that saw him upgrade some of the company’s factories. In his modernization program, he also changed the management of the organization.
About Eucatex Group
Eucatex is a company whose roots can be traced back to 1923 when its parent company, Americana Sawmill Americana first opened its doors. The company’s first mill (currently, Fiberboard Industrial Unit), was established in Salto (SP), in 1954. At the time, the company manufactured ceiling tiles and panels. The company expanded rapidly and could handle its growing market that not only expanded locally but also internationally. Between 1956 and 1965, the company opened branch offices in different states in Brazil. The company also opened a representative office in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
In 1965, the company started exporting its products (ceiling tiles and panels) to Europe. As a result of the growing demand for its products, it increased its production capacity to 100 tons/day. Today Eucatex is an international company that works to fulfill the needs of different furniture manufacturers and large industrial construction organizations.