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Gerardo Benavides Pape (Acereros de Monclova)
Mexican League

Gerardo Benavides Pape was elected to be the Mexican League representative for the Minor League Baseball Board of Trustees prior to the 2017 season. Pape owns 90 percent of the Monclova Steelers club (purchased in 2017) and purchased the Puebla Parrots in 2014.

A graduate of Texas-Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas, Pape serves as Chairman, President & CEO of Grupo Industrial Monclova, S.A.

Grupo Industrial Monclova started in 1950 and is currently made up of seventeen companies from a variety of fields, including industrial, energy, mining, commercial and other services. The companies in the industrial division fabricate off shore oil platforms, metal structures, precision machining and maintenance service for continuous casting machines for the steel industry, while the lime and refractory division produce different types of lime and aggregates for the construction industry.

In 2006, a joint-venture was established with The Greenbrier Companies Inc, creating Gunderson - GIMSA Industries, for the fabrication of railroad cars in Monclova. Recently, Grupo Industrial Monclova formed the energy division for the exploration and extraction of natural gas.

Since its origins, Grupo Industrial Monclova has participated directly with different activities in support of, and to directly benefit, the community through the Pape Foundation. The Pape Foundation supports the Xochipilli Parks, which consists of 99 acres of gardens, archaeological replicas and sports installations and hosts more than a million visitors per year, the Pape Museum and the Harold R. Pape Library, where various free community activities are held throughout the year. The Pape Foundation has also constructed several schools and grants annual scholarships to young students with limited resources so they can continue with their professional studies.