Islander Alumnus Jonas Chupe Accepts Position at Voestalpine Texas

May 29, 2014

Jonas Chupe

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Jonas Chupe, an alumnus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has accepted the position of Controlling and Tax Manager at voestalpine Texas in Corpus Christi.

Chupe graduated from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance in 2007, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business in 2010, and a Master of Accountancy in 2012.

Voestalpine Texas, a 100 percent owned subsidiary of the voestalpine Group headquartered in Linz, Austria, is in the beginning stage of constructing a $740 million Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) facility that will be located at the Port of Corpus Christi’s La Quinta Trade Gateway in San Patricio County. HBI is a high-grade feedstock for the production of high-quality steel grades. 

The voestalpine Group is an international steel-based technology and capital goods group that operates on five continents and employs more than 45,000 people across the world. The voestalpine Texas investment represents voestalpine’s largest foreign direct investment in the group’s history, which dates back to the 1930s.

Chupe hopes to encourage people to stay and build their lives in the Coastal Bend. With goals set even higher than the success he has already achieved, he hopes that in the future he can be an effective servant leader in the community and help the Coastal Bend thrive.