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partnership that operates about 56,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products, and crude oil pipelines.


Sandia Laboratories (A Lockheed Martin Company) Kenneth Armijo


Thermal/Mechanical Energy Scientist


B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, The University of New Mexico M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering Thermal Science, University of California, Berkeley


Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering Heat Transfer Thermal Science


Kenneth Armijo is a researcher at Sandia National Labs in the photovoltaics research and distributed energy technologies devel- opment organization. Sandia’s, and Armijo’s goal, is to develop “cost-effective, reliable photovoltaic (PV) energy systems and ac- celerating the integration of PV technology in the United States and globally.” Armijo conducts photovoltaic systems research and development experi- ments for different high impact applications. Sandia National Labs is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.


Siemens Industry USA Alondra Perez


Systems Engineering Team Coordinator B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering, California Polytechnic University-Pomona


This year, Alondra Perez, joined Siemens in 2009, and was promoted to Systems Engi- neering Team Coordinator in the Industry USA Sector in five years later. The USA Sec- tor includes automation, drive, and metal technologies, industrial control, industrial service and industrial software. Perez man- ages the project activities of six systems en-


gineers. Before her promotion, Perez spent five years in Siemens Energy & Automotion as a systems Engineer II responsible for on-time software integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems and integration of Intelligent Transportation components, includ- ing traffic controllers, sensors and closed-circuit cameras.


Georgia Power (A Southern Company) Will Velez


Distribution Planner


B.S. Degree in Electric Power Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus


In 2008, Georgia Power Company, the largest of the four www.hispanicengineer.com


utilities that comprise the Southern Company hired this now six-year power industry veteran, who was promoted to distri- bution planner in June 2014. His new responsibilities include planning distribution systems to provide service to customers, cooperating with three other divisions to develop best operat- ing and planning solutions for distribution systems, and using software to conduct distribution planning studies. Prior to Georgia Power, Velez worked for Aquasystems de Puerto Rico.


Southern California Edison Francisco Guzman


Substation Apparatus Engineer


B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona


In February 2014, Francisco Guzman was promoted to ap- paratus engineer at Southern California Edison (SCE). He had previously been an nuclear electrical engineer for six years. His mandate was to “provide design and project engineering for daily plant operations, modifications and upgrades while adhering to design basis documentation governed by Nuclear Regulatory Commission” and related agencies. From April 2012 to May 2013, Guzman was the lead project engineer for steam generator vibration and loose parts monitoring system upgrade. SCE is an Edison International Company.


Adolfo Espino Civil Engineer


B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering, Loyola Marymount University


Adolfo Espino has been gaining experience in engineering and project management responsibilities within the public utilities sector for more than five years. These attributes include, man- aging civil engineering design contractors for multiple-year projects with engineering budgets ranging from $200,000 to $1,000,000, performing reforms site development engineering designs for transmission line projects in hillside areas includ- ing retaining wall design, hydrology analysis, and permanent erosion control.


The Dow Chemical Company Erica Ocampo


Sustainability & Advocacy Manager


B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology


Erica Ocampo, who became a sustainability and advocacy manager in 2012, has been with the $57 billion global specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics business- es company since 2007. That is when she joined as a technical support and development engineer. Three years later, she was promoted to environmental specialist. Putting her education where her career is going, between 2010 and 2014 Ocampo completed sustainability and environmental management/sus- tainability studies at the Harvard University Extension School.


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