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Miguel S. Descartes, PE

Miguel S. Descartes, PE PhotoMiguel S. Descartes, PE
ExpertiseElectrical and safety engineering; Professional Engineer; Army-Command and General Staff
Current OrganizationMSD & Associates
Type of OrganizationDesign and Consulting Firm
Major ProductElectrical design and consultations, safety consultations in the electrical area
Area of DistributionPuerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands
University/DegreeUniversity of Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1970
BornNovember 9, 1947, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Honors & AwardsNational Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Honorary Captain of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Fire Department; National Guard Association
AffiliationsNational Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Illuminating Engineering Society (IES); College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR); National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); Lions Club; Fraternity Phi Eta Mu
Hobbies & SportsTennis, golf
Career AccomplishmentsProfessional Engineer, Puerto Rico License #5801; Board of Directors, Damas Hospital; Board of Directors, CODEPCOVI; Authorizing Engineer, Thames Water Puerto Rico; Some Projects: Ponce "Cruzeta" (Cross), Tallaboa Dock Facilities, ProCaribe 1200 HP Refrigeration System, Hospital Damas Cateterism Unit and Operating Rooms, Hospital Damas Main 38 KV Substation and Emergency Generator, Saint Thomas Cover Court, Rico Gas Plant Remodeling, CORCO Benzene Recovery Unit, WAPA TV Substation and Antenna; Mercedita Post Offices; El Dorado Tennis Court, Hospital Hermanos Melendez Automatic Transfer Switch and Generator, COSVI Main Computer Office; ProCaribe (ENRON) Frick 1,500 HP Refrigeration Compressor, Ponce Port Electrical System
Work History1970-75, Maintenance & Senior Engineer, Union Carbide; 1975-77, Safety Director, Union Carbide; 1977-79, Staff Engineer-Operation, Union Carbide; 1979-82, General Manager, Westinghouse Industry Services in Puerto Rico; 1982-93, President, MES, Inc., Electrical and Mechanical Construction Company; 1982-present, Partner, MSD & Associates, Design and Consulting Firm
ChildrenMariali A., born 1971; Miguel S., born 1973; Miguel J., born 1975; Marielle G., born 1979; 4 grandchildren
SpouseMiriam Loyola
MarriedMay 30, 1969
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