Advisory Board

The ECE Industrial Advisory Board consists of a group professional engineers that meet regularly to discuss the department's affairs in order to maintain it competitively and to progress in the industry.

Members are:

  • Albert Vara
    Founder, Co-Owner and Vice President
    Tropical Trailer Leasing LLC
    Email: albert@tropicaltrailer.com
  • Peter Montadas
    President & Co-CEO
    Momentum Consulting
    Email: peter.montadas@momentumcc.com 
  • Hector Maestri
    Manager, Major Accounts
    Florida Power & Light Company
    Email: Hector.Maestri@fpl.com
  • Ana Cancio
    Director and Owner
    Access Builders
    Email: acancio@accessbuilders.net
  • Roberto Valdez
    Cybersecurity and Compliance Manager
    Kaufman Rossin
    Email: rvaldez@KAUFMANROSSIN.COM
  • Pedro Paixao
    Vice President International Sales
    Latin America and Caribbean Region
    Fortinet, Inc.
    Email: pedro@fortinet.com
  • Pete Martinez
    Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Committee
    SVP Chief Technology & Innovations Officer
    The Quantum Group, Inc.
    Email: petem13@gmail.com
  • Juan Caraballo
    Program Director, LA Grid
    IBM Corporation, Corporate University and Innovation Programs
    Email: mpc77@bellsouth.net
  • Nevenka Dimitrova, Ph.D.
    Research Fellow
    Philips Research
    345 Scarborough Road
    Briarcliff Manor NY 10510-2099 USA
    Email: nevenka.dimitrova@philips.com
  • Juan L. Farah
    Supervisor Control Center Applications
    Florida Power & Light Company
    Email: juan_farah@fpl.com
  • Richard Finale
    Vice President, Engineering & Business Development
    Gables Engineering, Inc.
    Email: finale@gableseng.com
  • Mr. Tom Gillette
    Vice President
    Chief Information Officer
    Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Email: tgillett@msmc.com
  • Bernie Macias
    Director of Engineering-South Florida
    Bellsouth, Inc.
    Email: Bm4569@att.com
  • Dr. Frank Marks
    Director, Hurricane Research Division
    NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory
    Email: Frank.Marks@noaa.gov
  • Dr. Srijib Mukherjee, Ph.D., P.E.
    Principal Engineer, T&D Consulting, Pike Electric Corporation
    8024 Glenwood Ave., Suite 230
    Raleigh, NC 27612
    Email: SMukherjee@ucseng.com

For any additional information please contact:
Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb
Tel: (305)284-3825
mottaleb@miami.edu

 

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