Pertua Board of Directors

Engr. John A. Simon
CEO and Chairman of the Board

Pertua the Inventor - JohnEngr. Simon is a premier Metallurgist, Tribologist, Mechanical and Lubrication Engineer.  With his patented Pertua DuraSyn Technology (formerly called Tribotech IJP in the US), he earned the right to be recognized a world-class inventor, and as such, he  was bestowed  multiple awards like:   Silver Medalist during the 3rd  Festival Filipino Inventions in 1989 spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST),   the Most Outstanding Energy Manager Award by the Department of Energy (DOE) in the year 1996, Imbentor ng Maynila Award in1999, Outstanding Filipino  Inventor given by Filipino Inventors Society (FIS) in the year 2008.  He was recognized by the Minnesota Inventors Congress as an Outstanding International Inventor in April 20, 2013.   He is currently a director of the Filipino Inventors Society (FIS), Vice President for International of Philippine Mechanical Engineering Practitioners, Inc. and member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) based in Chicago, Illinois.  He is an active Rotarian and was awarded Most Outstanding Club President in District 3780, Rotary Year 2010 – 2011. Today, Engr. Simon has turned more aggressive into bringing his inventions to the next level consequently, in line with the country’s growth in manufacturing, Transportation and Energy.  

Atty. Pablo M. Gancayco
Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Board

Pertua Board of Director - PabloAtty. Gancayco obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines and is a graduate of the Intensive Course on Industrial Property in Strasbourg, France.In 1991, he started his own law firm together with his father, Justice Emilio A. Gancayco to become what is now the Gancayco, Balasbas and Associates Law Offices (www.gancaycolaw.ph). He is currently the President for the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP), a Council Member for the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association, the Councilor and Philippine Group Head for the Asian Patent Attorneys Associations (APAA), the National Group President for the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle. He is an appointed Board Member in the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB). He is a past District Governor of Rotary District 3780 (Quezon City) and a past Chairman for the Philippine College of Rotary Governors. He now enters into the corporate world as a Prime Investor, Executive Vice-President and Vice Chairman of the Board.

Bernadette S. Matias
Director for Administration and Finance and Corporate Secretary

Pertua Board of Director - BernaBernadette is a Communications Major graduate from the Assumption College in Makati.  She then went to work as an Accounts Manager for Globe Telecom and GlaxoSmithKline Philippines respectively before getting invited by her father, Engr. Simon, to join the family business in 2007 to be its Chief Operating Officer. From the time she entered, Accurate Oil & Metal Synergy, Inc. (Pertua’s previous corporation name) clientele base doubled every year through her efforts in improving the supply chain management and improving the overall customer service. Now with more experience, Berna continues to provide par excellent work in leading the charge for Pertua Marketing Corporation to become a more efficient company. She currently heads Pertua’s Administration and Finance Department.

Gianpaolo Emilio B. Gancayco, MBA
General Manager and Treasurer

Pertua Board of Director - JonGianpaolo, MBA is a graduate BS Communications Technology Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship from the Ateneo de Manila University and has obtained his Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. Even during his college days, he has been actively helping in the family business interests. Upon graduation, he was able to put up his very own IT-related business. He was an essential part of the marketing teams of both JobsDB Philippines and the DPC-Yellow Pages and was at the same time, the business manager for his family’s real estate brokerage, Amberlink Property Solutions Inc. specializing in selling high value commercial properties for key investors.  Using his CEO-like training, he now leads the development and implementation of Pertua’s Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Operational Execution and Financial Management.

Paul Salapantan
Director-Consultant for Marketing

Paul has a total of twenty-four years of diversified marketing and advertising experience with stints in BP Philippines and Jardine Davies. Six years of which was as an expatriate in Indonesia handling marketing and advertising for Castrol Indonesia. The years of marketing immersion led to specialties in brand communications, strategic planning, and most currently, digital marketing. Paul's extensive experience in advertising, media and brand marketing has honed his instinct and intuition for spotting trends and opportunities in the marketplace. He relies on the fundamental truths that customers and their perceptions shape how a brand should bring their products to market.Drawing from his multi-cultural exposure since his time studying and working abroad, and being involved in regional and global initiatives, Paul believes that connectivity has led to accelerated assimilation of lifestyles and that the true joy of marketing how to think globally yet act locally, to keep ahead of the competition. Branded as "the architect" as Pertua's marketing director, Paul has designed the complete road map for Pertua's success it has long deserved to have in the coming years. 

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