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Robert Unanue
Robert Unanue
Education: Merrimac College
HomeTown: Bergen County
Occupation: President, Goya Foods

Robert Unanue

Goya Foods, the country's largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, is based right here in Secaucus. President Robert Unanue, who has worked at the company that was founded by his grandfather since he was a boy, offers some advice to young people who are preparing to go into the workforce, either now or in the future.

His advice--"Know your technology: Colleges today don't just look at your SAT scores, they look at how well-rounded you are. I have six kids and I've put five through college so far. You have to be a well-rounded individual. You need to have the technical background, but also be able to fit into the culture of the company you work for. Goya has done a total overhaul of our automation and improved our manufacturing and packaging technology. It's very important for us to have people that can help us climb to the next level of technology. We also have a lot of pride as a successful Hispanic business. We want someone working for us who can be part of our mission, part of our team and who can share that pride."