Chairman and founder of the Company, born in 1941 in Estamariu
Completed Industrial Engineering studies, began professional career as head of production and
quality control at Paris Morató, company in the automotive sector.
In 1969 he founded, together with three other shareholders, Astral S.A. de Construcciones
Metálicas, company devoted to the manufacture of metal accessories for the swimming pool. The
continuous progress and internationalisation of the company made Mr Juan Planes decide to promote
and lead the creation of the Fluidra Group, and he was the Company Managing Director until October
2006. Mr. Juan Planes is the company Chairman from 3rd October 2002.
Mr Juan Planes has an active presence within Catalan business. Since 1998 he has been a
member of the Plenary Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Barcelona.
He also collaborates with the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona and the General Board of Chambers of
Catalonia in aspects of Internationalisation, and is member of Circulo de Economía and Foment
In the year 2006, the Regional Government of Catalonia awarded him the Prize for
Internationalisation in the category of individuals.
Mr. Juan Planes Vila is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dispur, S.L.