Our executive team


 

 

Ing. Román Salazar, MBA

Founding Partner, President and Construction Director

rsalazar@edificaronline.com

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Roman Salazar is one of Edificar’s Founding Partner and leads the company since its inception. He has handled major challenges including the growth the company has experienced since its foundation in 1984, as well as leading Edificar´s most demanding project so far, the Four Seasons Hotel in Península de Papagayo. Roman is responsible for all constructions and oversees all projects with the help of regional project managers. Roman is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Costa Rica and has a Masters in Business Administration.

 


 

 

Ing. Juan José Castro, MBA

Founding Partner, Vice President and Marketing Director

jjcastro@edificaronline.com

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Along with Roman Salazar, Juan Jose Castro is one of Edificar’s Founding Partner and leads the company since its inception. He has successfuly managed the Company’s Strategic Planning and Marketing.
He has also promoted the Company’s international expansion since 1984, which has led to highly important business relationships for Edificar. Juan Jose Castro is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Costa Rica and has a Masters in Business Administration.

 

 

 

 

Ing. Luis Araya, MBA

Technical Services Director

laraya@edificaronline.com

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Luis Araya directly supervises the departments of Quality Management, Technical Assistance and Productivity. He joined Edificar in 1993, and he has held the post of Director of Technical Services since. During his career, he has worked for the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad and the Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery in Project Management positions. Luis is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.
He also has a Masters in Business Administration.

 


 

Ing. Mauricio Castro, MBA

Administrative Director

mcastro@edificaronline.com

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Mauricio Castro directly supervises the departments of Human Resourses, Supplies and Administration. He joined Edificar in 1998, and he has held the post of Administrative Director since. During his career, he has worked for the Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery and UNISYS in Management positions.
Mauricio is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. He also has a Masters in Business Administration.

 
 
 
 

 

Ing. David Pardo, MBA

Country Manager Panama

dpardo@edificaronline.com

David Pardo started working in Edificar in the year 2007 and has served as Country Manager for Panama since 2012. He previusly served in EDIFICAR as Planning and Budget Manager (2008 – 2012) and Project Enginner (2007 – 2008). From its current position he is in charge of the Company Office at Panama, overseen administrative and commercial areas. David is a graduate in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Costa Rica. He also has a Masters in Construction Management, from Universidad de Costa Rica and a Masters in Business Administration from Universidad de Chile.

 


 

Ing. Mauricio Laurent, MBA

Project Director

mlaurent@edificaronline.com

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Mauricio Laurent serves as Project Director in Edificar. He works in Edificar since 2001 and during his career he has handled major projects including the supervision of the rooms, main building, pools and golf clubhouse of the Four Seasons Hotel in Peninsula Papagayo.
Prior to Edificar, he worked at Gálvez y Volio, where he served as Resident Project Engineer. Mauricio is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Costa Rica and holds a Masters in Business Administration.

 

 
 

Ing. Raúl Badilla

Planning and Budget Manager

rbadilla@edificaronline.com

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Raúl Badilla started in Edificar in the year 2007, he served as Project Engineer and Project Manager.
Raúl is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Costa Rica and also has a Masters of Construction Management.

 

 
 

 
 

Architect Alvaro Camacho

Project Manager

acamacho@edificaronline.com

 

Architect with a Business Administration Master, specialist in Construction Management and postgraduate studies in Quality Assurance.Dedicated to the planning, Design and direction of construction projects. For twenty-eight years of professional experience, he has worked as a resident, construction manager and construction project manager. He has also work as a consultant in the following areas: appraisals, project consulting and editor for specialized construction. He is also the author of the book “Manual of Horizontal Property”, published by house Legis in Colombia.

 

 
 

 
 

 

Ing. Carolina Cascante

Quality Management Systems Manager

ccascante@edificaronline.com

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Carolina Cascante started in Edificar in the year 2002 as manager of the unit of Quality Management System. Under her management, Edificar achieved certification under the ISO 9001-00 standard in September 2005 and under the OHSAS 18001-07 standart in November 2006. Carolina is currently collaborating with the implementation of Lean Construction continuous improvement system.
Carolina is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.

 


Lic. Robert Acuña, MBA

 

Chief Financial Officer

racuna@edificaronline.com

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Robert Acuña started working in Edificar in the year 2005 and has served as CFO since 2007. He previously served as Accountant in Chief. From his current position he coordinates the area of accounting and treasury, as well as all negotiations with financial institutions. Prior to Edificar, Robert worked in the Public Services Regulating Authority (ARESEP), ELCA Corporation and BCT Corporation.
Robert holds a degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration with financial emphasis.