Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co. Chief Resigns
SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co. (Pridco) Executive Director Antonio Medina has resigned to his post, effective Aug. 19, La Fortaleza confirmed Tuesday in a written statement.
Medina said he is leaving due to “urgent personal commitments” and to seek “other professional aspirations.”
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla thanked Medina for his work at Pridco, noting his achievements at the helm of industrial development in Puerto Rico during the past three years. La Fortaleza further said that the evaluation process of potential candidates for the vacancy has begun.
“Amid the fiscal crisis we are facing, the economy of Puerto Rico flourished in strategic sectors such as aeronautics and manufacturing. His leadership was instrumental in diversifying the industrial base of the country, registering operational expansions in more than a dozen manufacturing companies during the first three years of my administration, which resulted in the creation of more than 5,000 new jobs,” the governor stated.