- Calling on
- 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
- 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
- Robert J. Pirela, PE
- IEEE Orlando section
- (407) 657-6616
- Meet the new Chairman
Pirela is the president of Engineering
Professional Services, Inc. his Consulting firm, where
he provides Engineering Consulting Services to the
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
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
Mr. Pirela is
married to Cecilia (an MD) and they have two children
Elizabeth and Alexander.
- Robert J.
- IEEE Orlando Section