About John Vainrub

Entrepreneur; inventor; multi-million-dollar-producing industrial manufacturing leader; international CEO; jet aviator; lyric tenor. Can one person be all these things at the same time? Meet John Vainrub, Principal of EduPlan.

John Vainrub brings a lifetime of achievement to support companies and individuals consulting with EduPlan. He shares his business savvy to plan and execute strategies that allow companies and individuals to thrive under any economic circumstances.

John Vainrub was born in New York City but soon after, moved to Venezuela, where he resided most of his life. After graduating from Hofstra University achieving Dean’s List, he secured employment with Gillette de Venezuela. At this leading multinational corporation, Vainrub became brand manager, developing marketing plans that earned unprecedented profitability margins in brand re-launches. With astute strategy, his ideas enabled to break paradigms that changed Venezuelans’ daily shaving habits.

Following his years with Gillette, Vainrub made a bold move and bought shares in a nine-worker shop, which manufactured water coolers. To the surprise of many, that small and unprofitable shop became five years afterwards the No.1  Commercial Refrigeration manufacturer in the country. His leadership and drive continued to bring success to the company and up to eight-figure annual profit margins for many years. Annual sales grossed up to US$85MM, while employing a staff of 1,600 workers in what became one of the largest industrial operations in Venezuela.

In 1980, Vainrub through his now widely known company and brand, Frigilux, acquired the US$22MM worth Westinghouse Appliance Division in Venezuela, securing international financing through a creative purchase negotiation. John Vainrub sought to modernize and expand the already large facilities, maintaining four manufacturing plants and two office buildings, as part of corporate operations. He also restructured the sales team and experienced a growth of 40% two months afterwards, with EBT of 10%.

Some of the companies he negotiated and partnered with in manufacturing, sales and trademark agreements are Westinghouse Electric Co., White Westinghouse , Sony, Victor Corporation (Panasonic), NEC ( Nippon Electric Company), The 3M Company, and Kodak.

Throughout the years, Frigilux became the leading refrigeration and air conditioning manufacturer in the national market through machinery modernization, new technology implementation and manufacturing line redesigns. Vainrub incorporated the in-sourcing concept to overcome unrealistic component costs, poor supplier timing and  dramatic quality issues. He expanded the technological know-how of the company, from maintaining the machinery to in-house product development and manufacturing of machines, molds, dyes and tools.

After researching the market for air conditioning units and finding that all brands experienced consumer complaints regarding noise, Frigilux retooled to dramatically reduce noise to a whisper. That gave the brand the absolute lead of the air conditioning market. The company also became the third largest plastics manufacturer in the country, incorporating the entire production as components of our final products, thus providing  superior quality and durability, at a significant discount.

In 1981, Vainrub was appointed Director of Westinghouse Electric Co. in Venezuela and Special Representative to the Venezuelan Government for a Transportation Division project worth  $500MM. With NEC technology, Vainrub launched a manufacturing plant for assembly of color TV sets, VCR’s and related brown goods. He lead an inside construction unit to complete a projected expansion and  vehicle renovation facility for trucks and fork lifts, that inspired a future project for a vehicle manufacturing company.

Soon after, Vainrub negotiated with 3M a technical agreement and established a new plant manufacturing video cassettes in Beta and VHS formats. He invented the first digitally programmable and remotely controlled air conditioner in the world and introduced it to our world competitors at Appliance Magazine’s annual meeting (No. 41) at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in April 1990. With the invention titled “Winglets for Axial Fan”, Vainrub obtained  U.S Patent No.5437541 in 1995. His creation is used in  air conditioning systems to increase energy efficiency. This patent has been used  until present by at least eleven companies, among them Hewlett Packard, Borg Warner and Sanyo, as well as one designer of a gyrostabilized self propelled aircraft.

Mindful of children malnutrition in the third world, he also created, financed and coordinated a non-profit project to develop a low cost milk substitute with high protein content, based on cotton seed flower with technology developed at Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s world renowned Agricultural Department in Rehovot, Israel.

As the Caracas Stock Exchange launched new financial instruments in 1991, the Frigilux Group of Companies became the third ever to issue commercial paper in its history, in order to finance production expansion at a lower cost.

In 1994, the group of companies lead by John Vainrub was recognized as Exporters of the Year in Venezuela for developing markets in 31 countries over three continents. Mr. Vainrub also received the personal and highly prestigious award “Orden Francisco Fajardo” in its First Class  granted by the Governor of Caracas, Venezuela. With this order, the Venezuelan government gave recognition to his devotion towards the country’s industrial development.

Simultaneously to his entrepreneurial endeavors and large industrial operation, Vainrub devoted himself to aviation, achieving Airline Transport Pilot’s license and 6000+ hours of flight experience in 30 years, being 75% of them in jets. He completed several courses at Simuflight, Flight Safety, Garrett and United Airlines among others.

Vainrub was appointed Director of the National Chamber of Manufacturers in Venezuela (Conindustria) as well as other leadership posts at the Chambers of Appliance, Air Conditioning, Electronics and Refrigeration. He was appointed director of Vecomesa, the largest refrigerator compressor manufacturer in Venezuela.

The anarchical political situation, strong family security issues, together with an inconsistent new industrial policy propelled the necessity to leave Venezuela. Vainrub, along with his family, moved to Miami, Florida in 2003. He is currently applying his remarkable experience to counseling executives in the entrepreneurial and financial sectors.

Soon after, Vainrub was finally able to fulfill a lifelong passion, learning to sing and performing with The Civic Chorale of Greater Miami, an institution of the University of Miami. In 2007, he sang with The Civic Choral at Carnegie Hall in New York City. For four years, he has been a tenor soloist alumnus of Maestros Carlos Almenar Otero, Isaac Salinas and Repertoire Maestra Bella Smith.

A great trajectory for an ambitious, hardworking, multi-tasking chief executive officer and leader in thought and action. A career of success in varied areas, disciplines and amongst diverse cultures, John Vainrub is ready to provide corporate and career consulting of the highest standards for any company and/or senior executive seeking growth.

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Entrepreneur; inventor; multi-million-dollar-producing industrial manufacturing leader; international CEO; jet aviator; lyric tenor. Can one person be all these things at the same time? Meet John Vainrub.

A lifetime of achievement, John Vainrub was born in New York City but soon after, moved to Venezuela, where he resided most of his life. After graduating from Hofstra University, and achieving Dean’s List, he secured employment with Gillette de Venezuela. At the multinational, Vainrub became brand manager, developing marketing plans that earned unprecedented profitability margins in brand re-launches. With astute strategy, his ideas enabled to break paradigms and change Venezuelans’ daily shaving habits.

Following his years at Gillette, Vainrub made a bold move and bought shares in a nine-worker shop, which manufactured water coolers. To the surprise of many, that small and unprofitable shop became five years afterwards the No.1 Commercial Refrigeration manufacturer in the country. His leadership and drive continued to bring success to the company and up to eight-figure annual profit margins for many years. Annual sales grossed up to US$85MM, while employing a staff of 1,600 workers in what became one of the largest industrial operations in Venezuela.

In 1980, Vainrub through his now widely known company and brand, Frigilux, acquired the US$22MM worth Westinghouse Appliance Division in Venezuela, securing international financing through a creative purchase negotiation. Vainrub sought to modernize and expand the already large facilities, maintaining four manufacturing plants and two office buildings, as part of corporate operations. Vainrub also restructured the sales team and experienced a growth of 40% two months afterwards, with EBT of 10%.

Some of the companies he negotiated and partnered with in manufacturing, sales and trademark agreements are Westinghouse Electric Co., White Westinghouse , Sony, Victor Corporation (Panasonic), NEC ( Nippon Electric Company), The 3M Company, and Kodak.

Throughout the years, Frigilux became the leading refrigeration and air conditioning manufacturer in the national market through machinery modernization, new technology implementation and manufacturing line redesigns. Vainrub incorporated the in-sourcing concept to overcome unrealistic component costs, poor supplier timing and dramatic quality issues. He expanded the technological know-how of the company, from maintaining the machinery to in-house product development and manufacturing of machines, molds, dyes and tools.

After researching the market for air conditioning and finding that all brands experienced consumer complaints regarding noise, Frigilux retooled to dramatically reduce noise to a whisper. That gave the brand the absolute lead of the air conditioning market. The company also became the third largest plastics manufacturer in the country, incorporating the entire production as components of our final products, thus providing superior quality and durability, at a significant discount.

In 1981, Vainrub was appointed Director of Westinghouse Electric Co. in Venezuela and Special Representative to the Venezuelan Government for a Transportation Division project worth $500MM. With NEC technology, Vainrub launched a manufacturing plant for assembly of color TV sets, VCR’s and related brown goods. He lead an inside construction unit to complete a projected expansion and vehicle renovation facility for trucks and fork lifts, that inspired a future project for a vehicle manufacturing company.

Soon after, Vainrub negotiated with 3M a technical agreement and established a new plant manufacturing video cassettes in Beta and VHS formats. He invented the first digitally programmable and remotely controlled air conditioner in the world and introduced it to our world competitors at Appliance Magazine’s annual meeting (No. 41) at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in April 1990. With the invention titled “Winglets for Axial Fan”, Vainrub obtained U.S Patent No.5437541 in 1995. His creation is used in air conditioning systems to increase energy efficiency. This patent has been used until present by at least eleven companies, among them Hewlett Packard, Borg Warner and Sanyo, as well as one designer of a gyrostabilized self propelled aircraft.

Mindful of children malnutrition in the third world, he also created, financed and coordinated a non-profit project to develop a low cost milk substitute with high protein content, based on cotton seed flower with technology developed at Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s world renowned Agricultural Department in Rehovot, Israel.

As the Caracas Stock Exchange launched new financial instruments in 1991, the Frigilux Group of Companies became the third ever to issue commercial paper in its history, in order to finance production expansion at a lower cost.

In 1994, the group of companies lead by Vainrub was recognized as Exporters of the Year in Venezuela for developing markets in 31 countries over three continents. Mr. Vainrub also received the personal and highly prestigious award “Orden Francisco Fajardo” in its First Class granted by the Governor of Caracas, Venezuela. With this order, the Venezuelan government gave recognition to his devotion towards the country’s industrial development.

Simultaneously to his entrepreneurial endeavors and large industrial operation, Vainrub devoted himself to aviation, achieving Airline Transport Pilot’s license and 6000+ hours of flight experience in 30 years, being 75% of them in jets. He completed several courses at Simuflight, Flight Safety, Garrett and United Airlines among others.

Vainrub was appointed Director of the National Chamber of Manufacturers in Venezuela (Conindustria) as well as other leadership posts at the Chambers of Appliance, Air Conditioning, Electronics and Refrigeration. He was appointed director of Vecomesa, the largest refrigerator compressor manufacturer in Venezuela.

The anarchical political situation, strong family security issues, together with an inconsistent new industrial policy propelled the necessity to leave Venezuela. Vainrub, along with his family, moved to Miami, Florida in 2003. He is currently applying his remarkable experience to counseling executives in the entrepreneurial and financial sectors.

Soon after, Vainrub was finally able to fulfill a lifelong passion, learning to sing and performing with The Civic Chorale of Greater Miami, an institution of the University of Miami. In 2007, he sang with The Civic Choral at Carnegie Hall in New York City. For four years, he has been a tenor soloist alumnus of Maestros Carlos Almenar Otero, Isaac Salinas and Repertoire Maestra Bella Smith.

A great trajectory for an ambitious, hardworking, multi-tasking chief executive officer and leader in thought and action. A career of success in varied areas, disciplines and amongst diverse cultures, John Vainrub provides a great example for any senior executive seeking personal and professional growth.

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