Advisory Board

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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.
Albert Vara Founder, Co-Owner and Vice President Tropical Trailer Leasing LLC Email:
Peter Montadas President & Co-CEO Momentum Consulting
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.
Pete Martinez

Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Committee

SVP Chief Technology & Innovations Officer

The Quantum Group, Inc. Email:
Juan Caraballo Program Director, LA Grid IBM Corporation, Corporate University and Innovation Programs Email:
Nevenka Dimitrova, Ph.D. Research Fellow Philips Research Email:
Richard Finale Vice President, Engineering & Business Development Gables Engineering, Inc. Email:
Mr. Tom Gillette

Vice President

Chief Information Officer

Mount Sinai Medical Center Email:
Dr. Frank Marks Director, Hurricane Research Division NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory Email:


For additional information please contact: Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb, Email: