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Federico Padrón, P.E.

Federico Padrón, P.E. PhotoFederico Padrón, P.E.
IndustryEducation
TitleAssistant Professor
ExpertiseChemical engineering, education, pharmaceutical operations and project management
Current OrganizationUniversity of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Type of OrganizationUniversity
Major ProductHigher education
Area of DistributionPuerto Rico
University/DegreeB.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, 1965; 2 years, General Management, Mahler Institute at New Jersey; 2 years, Advanced Pharmaceutical Operations, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
BornJuly 18, 1941, Culebra, Puerto Rico
AffiliationsA.I.C.H.E.; A.C.S.; C.I.A.P.R.; I.D.A.
Hobbies & SportsTennis, volleyball, softball, fishing
Career AccomplishmentsChemical Engineering Distinguished Professor for Academic Year 2001-02; Vice President of the IIQPR for Year 2001-02 and 2002-03; Secretary for AICHE Puerto Rican Section for Year 2002-03; President of the Chemical Engineering Dept. Accreditation Committee for 2002 Visit; AICHE Student Chapters Advisor; Community Excellency Award from USA Dept. of Labor in 1989; Industrialist of the Year by PRMA in 1985; Chemical Engineer of the Year by IIQPR in 1985; Distinguished Citizen Award by PR House of Representatives in 1984; Engineer of the Year by CIAPR in 1983; 1st Prize Award for Civic Work by District 51 of Lions Club in 1982; 1st Prize Award for Administrative Work by District 51 of Lions Club in 1982; Syntex Excellency Award in 1979, and many others
Work HistoryEconomics Engineer, Economics Engineer II and Senior Economics Engineer, 1965-71 with Commonwealth Oil Refining Co.; Process Engineer and Senior Process Engineer, 1971-76 with Puerto Rico Olefins Co.; Manufacturing Engineer, Project Engineering Manager, Technical Services Manager, Manufacturing and Engineering Manager, Director of Operations, Assistant General Manager, President and General Manager, and Leader of Plant Expansion Project, from 1976 thru 1991 with Syntex (F.P.) Inc.
SpouseIris Rodriguez
MarriedSeptember 14, 1973
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