Our "Industry Leader of the Year"

Simon Abuhab runs Incodiesel, a company established in Diadema at Rua Inco, 246. He explains that obtaining this prize was a very happy event, since it is a form of gratification for services rendered. His company is very important since it produces parts for Diesel vehicles. His 80-employee company is a run like a family, as the camaraderie between everyone is very strong. Maybe this is what led to his being chosen as one of the “Industry Leaders of the Year 1982”.
As to his ideas, Abuhab is very liberal. He spoke about the national economy in general, about the maxi-devaluation of the cruzeiro and about the present government policy.

He believes that the national economy should be developed hand in hand with the people, the parties with most to lose or gain. “I mean the rules of the game. A team cannot win without knowing the rules of the game. And what’s more, sometimes the rules change during the game”.

“The people of Brazil would join in a coherent fight if they had been consulted first. How do you expect the nation to endorse the rules set by a minority?” As to this minority he meant the trio Delfim, Langoni and Galvęas, those responsible for transactions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and now for the maxi-devaluation of the cruzeiro.

He agrees with some of the positions both of the public as of some authorities that all three should be changed. “If you have a manager and after a few years he does not function well you have to send him away”. Severely criticizing the Brazilian domestic and international deficits Abuhab was laconic: “Although we did not create it we are responsible for Brazil’s debt”.

Abuhab lead a group of entrepreneurs to request a Fire Station for the Municipality. The battle began in the previous administration, but after talking to Gilson Menezes, Abuhab appeared confident: “The Town Hall shows itself to be concerned with improving work ideals and must be able to count on the support of the entire community. From the word go I pledged my support”.

According to him, “receptivity by the commerce, industry and services sector was very big. All the letters sent by the Commission for the Firemen gained a solid return which contributed to assuring them that the objectives would be achieved”.

March, 1983