IEEE Orlando Section - Chairman's Corner

Calling on Volunteers:
Many good things are happening on your Local IEEE section, as you may already know, we are working hard trying to get a few things done: we are reactivating some dormant chapters, we are increasing the number of technical sessions, we are trying to increase the visibility of our profession, we have reactivated the commission for public relations and the commission for strategic planning under the leadership of Christina Caruso and George McClure respectively, we are publishing two newsletters, the existing monthly online and a quarterly hardcopy issue to be sent by US postal service, and many other projects.
Of course all these projects take some effort and leadership, it is for this reason that I am making a special call for volunteers to work on your local IEEE section or chapter.
No, this is not hard labor or a full time job, we are only taking of about a couple of hours a month, sometimes more and sometimes less.
You do not need any previous experience or know how, the only requirement is your desire to get involved and participate in the developments of your professional association and the future of your profession.
You can volunteer as much or as little as you are able to, we need volunteers in different capacities so there may be something that fits your schedule.
If you ever thought to get involved and have never got around to it, this is your best opportunity, you will not be paid but I can assure you the rewards and satisfaction iare priceless.
Please give me a call or Email me if you have any questions.
Robert J. Pirela, PE
IEEE Orlando section
(407) 657-6616
Meet the new Chairman


Robert J. Pirela is the president of Engineering Professional Services, Inc. his Consulting firm, where he provides Engineering Consulting Services to the construction industry.

Before initiating EPS, Inc., He worked for major engineering consulting and industrial firms both locally and abroad; in his career, he has done design and consulting in various areas including, power, data processing, controls and telemetry.

Mr. Pirela has an extensive experience in power studies and issues related to coordination, harmonics, and short circuits; he regularly provides consulting services to Major Electrical Contractors and Fortune 500 companies in these areas.

He was born in Maracaibo Venezuela, went to school at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He holds a National Engineering Certification, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Alabama. He is a member of the Florida Engineering Society and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Pirela was recently listed in Who's Who Worldwide registry of Business Leaders and he and his family are active in their church.

Mr. Pirela is married to Cecilia (an MD) and they have two children Elizabeth and Alexander.

Robert J. Pirela
IEEE Orlando Section Chairman
Tel: 407-657-6616, Email Pirela@IEEE.Org

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