Alvaro Fúster’92, Winds of Change
Alvaro graduated from Florida Tech in 1992 with a degree in aerospace engineering. The Spanish native followed in the footsteps of his father who was an aerospace engineer and successful businessman in the aerospace industry, his companies serving as the Spanish representative for U.S. firms such as McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin.
Alvaro, along with his brothers, took over leadership of their father’s companies. He currently serves as president of Aeronáutica Española and managing director of Compañía Aeronáuticos Española. Both companies are leading foreign aerospace manufacture sales representatives in Spain. He is also the founder and board member of Spawer Oil, focused on commodities like crude oil and refined oil derivatives, and specialized in the international trade market of food products, additives, and industrial ingredients.
Recognizing the opportunities in the fast-changing energy arena, Fúster co-founded Spanish Power. This Madrid-based renewable energy power supplier harnesses the wind to generate power throughout Spain, Sweden, Norway, and Finland, as well as solar photovoltaic power in Spain and Mexico. Spanish Power continues to grow with projects in development in Baja California, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates.
When asked about his advice for current Florida Tech students, he said, “The keys to success are effort, attitude, passion, and keeping God always by your side.”
He is a member of the board of trustees of Santa Maria de los Rosales School in Madrid since 1990. In addition, Alvaro is a member of Florida Tech’s International Advisory Board. Alvaro was a member of Florida Tech’s 1991 national champion soccer team and, as a part of the team, was inducted into the Florida Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
Fúster was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.