Oria, 45, is a Mexico City native who studied chemical engineering at Iberoamericana University and business administration at La Salle University, both in the capital.
From 1983-86, he was commercial manager of polymers with Shell Mexico and Central America. He started Polymat, a major distributor of Petr¢leos Mexicanos' products, in 1988, and Polyresinas in 1994. The companies distribute thermoplastics, additives and color concentrates.
Oria's term at Anipac lasts another 11/2 years. Presidents can be re-elected after a two-year term, but most do not run because of the demands on their time.