Sergio Alvarez is an accomplished executive with strong entrepreneurial spirit. He is the CEO of Duchateau, the luxury architectural surfaces brand.
Before joining Duchateau, Alvarez served in senior positions in multiple industries. For two years, he served as the chief operating officer of Vessel Health, a San Diego-based biotech company. Prior to Vessel, Alvarez was as the chief executive officer of Chuao Chocolatier for seven years, where he executed one of the most impressive turnarounds in the premium chocolate bar industry and grew it to the 8th largest premium chocolate bar maker in the U.S., the company said.
His background also includes 15 years at Hewlett Packard working in various capacities on leading-edge teams including R&D, high-volume manufacturing, warranty prevention, technical marketing, global supply chain and operations. He ended his tenure at HP managing a global team that contributed more than $400 million in profit contribution via cost elimination in just 12 months.
In addition to serving on the board of Kitchen’s for Good, Sergio has also been an Entrepreneur Organization’s Board member since 2013 and was recognized as 2015 CEO of the year by EO San Diego.