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Sourcing and distributing high value
nutritional products since 1995

OUR CULTURE

At Progan Caribbean, we put our clients’ needs first and we have developed sustainable systems to ensure high quality products, competitive prices and great customer service.

Our strengths rely in our experience with global trade – 20 years trading livestock, animal meals & by-products, pet toys and agricultural products;  our multigenerational relationships with local partners and our presence in Latin America and Europe; our distribution center in the US, and our company philosophy to continue innovating every step of the way.

OUR TEAM

Alejandro Duque

Director of Business Development, North America

Alejandro brings 10 years of experience in global trade, distribution and financial analysis. Alejandro worked at Google as a financial analyst for 7 years where he led content acquisition for US Hispanic & LatAm content at YouTube. Given his passion and understanding of international business and logistics, he was tapped as Progan’s Director of Business Development to expand operations in the US & Canada. Alejandro holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance and minor in Real Estate from the University of Florida. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering and connecting with rescued horses.

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ANDRES GIRALDO

Director of Business Development, Latam and Europe

Andres brings 20+ years of experience in animal by-products and global trade. His career started in 1999 by trading livestock and animal by-products, and in 2002, Andres was tapped to build and operate a 25,000 SQFT rendering plant in Cartagena, Colombia. After operating the facility for 12 years as Chief Manufacturing Director, he became Progan’s Director of Procurement for LatAm and Europe. Given his vast knowledge of machinery and manufacturing, Andres was assigned to find the best product and build relationships with certified rendering plants in Europe and Latin America to supply animal meals, fats and oils, locally and internationally – today, we have distribution and commercial partnerships with 31 suppliers. Andres holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and International Relations. He is a grill connoisseur and loves to host his family, friends and clients for memorable BBQ’s.

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Paul Gahan

Director of Business Development, Argentina

Paul has gained vast experience in exports of particularly Meat – frozen and chilled beef – pork, plus lamb and mutton frozen as well as their offal’s.

Initially about 35 years ago he started in Argentina working for the main meat packing plants such as Swift, Finexcor, Penta and also participated in Global Trade business for human and animal nutrition.

During 1994 he joined Carex trading company as partner. During 2001 he initiated his own trading company GahanTrade, primarily focused in meat and by products for human consumption, Fertilizers (crushed hooves to Italy), Pet foods (beef lungs as raw material to Germany).

He also participated in imports from Belgium to Argentina of mash potatoes which were highly successful. Up today he has focused on beef exports chilled, frozen, cooked, canned corned beef, also several by products, as well as poultry and fish. For our company Progan SA he has dealt primarily on Meat and Bone meal for Colombia and the United States.

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ANGELO PAREDES

Director of Business Development, ECUADOR

We have more than twenty-two years of experience in the meat administrative area, production and commercialization of bovine and pork by-products.
In the meat administrative area as General Manager in the slaughterhouse of the city of Ipiales Sur de Colombia between the years 2005-2011, adapting and technifying the slaughter plant.
In 2012 we started the bovine raw material processing plant called GrasCol y buedes, striving as General Manager.
In 2017 it is projected in the City of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas (Ecuador) building the Rendering plant called ProteinAgro becoming known as one of the first processing plants for Bovine, Pork and Poultry Sub-products in the Ecuadorian country, complying with the requirements demanded by the pertinent authorities.
It has the necessary experience in the production and commercialization of animal fats and oils,
Our absolute availability always to the requirements, demands and concerns of our clients for a prompt response.

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MARIELA IRALA

Chief Marketing & Investors Officer

Mariela leads the Marketing team with a background in journalism, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Film Technology. She was a host and producer at Yahoo! for 6 years creating content. She has worked in national campaigns with clients such as Sprint, Walgreens and Discovery H&H among others. A native Spanish and English speaker, she is passionate about visual communications and community contribution. 

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OUR STORY

Our family company and humble beginnings created our experience company values and future vision of being a sustainable company.
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Alejandro Duque

Director of Business Development, North America

Alejandro brings 10 years of experience in global trade, distribution and financial analysis. Alejandro worked at Google as a financial analyst for 7 years where he led content acquisition for US Hispanic & LatAm content at YouTube. Given his passion and understanding of international business and logistics, he was tapped as Progan’s Director of Business Development to expand operations in the US & Canada. Alejandro holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance and minor in Real Estate from the University of Florida. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering and connecting with rescued horses.

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Alejandro Duque

Director of Business Development, North America

Alejandro brings 10 years of experience in global trade, distribution and financial analysis. Alejandro worked at Google as a financial analyst for 7 years where he led content acquisition for US Hispanic & LatAm content at YouTube. Given his passion and understanding of international business and logistics, he was tapped as Progan’s Director of Business Development to expand operations in the US & Canada. Alejandro holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance and minor in Real Estate from the University of Florida. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering and connecting with rescued horses.

About Alejandro

Alejandro brings 10 years of experience in global trade, distribution and financial analysis. Alejandro worked at Google as a financial analyst for 7 years where he led content acquisition for US Hispanic & LatAm content at YouTube. Given his passion and understanding of international business and logistics, he was tapped as Progan’s Director of Business Development to expand operations in the US & Canada. Alejandro holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance and minor in Real Estate from the University of Florida. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering and connecting with rescued horses.

Andrés Giraldo

Director of Business Development, Latam and Europe

About Andres

Andres brings 20+ years of experience in animal by-products and global trade. His career started in 1999 by trading livestock and animal by-products, and in 2002, Andres was tapped to build and operate a 25,000 SQFT rendering plant in Cartagena, Colombia. After operating the facility for 12 years as Chief Manufacturing Director, he became Progan’s Director of Procurement for LatAm and Europe. Given his vast knowledge of machinery and manufacturing, Andres was assigned to find the best product and build relationships with certified rendering plants in Europe and Latin America to supply animal meals, fats and oils, locally and internationally – today, we have distribution and commercial partnerships with 31 suppliers. Andres holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and International Relations. He is a grill connoisseur and loves to host his family, friends and clients for memorable BBQ’s.

PAUL GAHAN

Director of Business Development, ARGENTINA

About Paul

Paul has gained vast experience in exports of particularly Meat – frozen and chilled beef – pork, plus lamb and mutton frozen as well as their offal’s.

Initially about 35 years ago he started in Argentina working for the main meat packing plants such as Swift, Finexcor, Penta and also participated in Global Trade business for human and animal nutrition.

During 1994 he joined Carex trading company as partner. During 2001 he initiated his own trading company GahanTrade, primarily focused in meat and by products for human consumption, Fertilizers (crushed hooves to Italy), Pet foods (beef lungs as raw material to Germany).

He also participated in imports from Belgium to Argentina of mash potatoes which were highly successful. Up today he has focused on beef exports chilled, frozen, cooked, canned corned beef, also several by products, as well as poultry and fish. For our company Progan SA he has dealt primarily on Meat and Bone meal for Colombia and the United States.

Contact info

ANGELO PAREDES

Director of Business Development, ECUADOR

About Angelo

We have more than twenty-two years of experience in the meat administrative area, production and commercialization of bovine and pork by-products.
In the meat administrative area as General Manager in the slaughterhouse of the city of Ipiales Sur de Colombia between the years 2005-2011, adapting and technifying the slaughter plant.
In 2012 we started the bovine raw material processing plant called GrasCol y buedes, striving as General Manager.
In 2017 it is projected in the City of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas (Ecuador) building the Rendering plant called ProteinAgro becoming known as one of the first processing plants for Bovine, Pork and Poultry Sub-products in the Ecuadorian country, complying with the requirements demanded by the pertinent authorities.
It has the necessary experience in the production and commercialization of animal fats and oils,
Our absolute availability always to the requirements, demands and concerns of our clients for a prompt response.

MARIELA IRALA

Chief Marketing & Investors Officer

About Mariela

Mariela leads the Marketing team with a background in journalism, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Film Technology. She was a host and producer at Yahoo! for 6 years creating content. She has worked in national campaigns with clients such as Sprint, Walgreens and Discovery H&H among others. A native Spanish and English speaker, she is passionate about visual communications and community contribution.