José Duarte Pinheiro de Lacerda, mechanical engineer graduated at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, is the founder and CEO of INJEX.
The history of INJEX began on January 28, 2003, the day that José Duarte Pinheiro de Lacerda and Maria Manuel da Silva Brito Lacerda signed the constitution of the family society.
Thus, the professional dream of José Duarte Pinheiro de Lacerda was fulfilled, who had added to his academic curriculum a postgraduate degree in Polymer Engineering at the University of Minho.
Previously, José Duarte Pinheiro da Lacerda had worked for companies such as Camac, in Santo Tirso, Boa Reguladora, from Vila Nova de Famalicão, and Preh, at Trofa. In the latter, he was responsible for the production of components, which included the transformation of plastics and metals.
Son of two graduates from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto, his father, born in Vila Nova de Famalicão, and his mother, from the village of Vidago, José Duarte was born on May 6, 1962 and lived his childhood in Rebordões, Santo Tirso, and youth in Vila Nova de Famalicão, where he lives.
He always dreamed of being a car driver, photographer or mechanical engineer. He became a mechanical engineer at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. And he kept photography as a hobby and automobiles as a great passion.
The entrepreneurial spirit of José Duarte Pinheiro de Lacerda was particularly notorious when he included the creation of a company in his list of goals.
Almost two decades after the creation of INJEX, the founder’s strategic objective is worked out every day by a team made up of more than 30 employees, whose main lines are technological innovation and internationalization.