Luis Velazquez graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico in June 2004, with a major in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Process Instrumentation and Automation.
He works as a Manufacturing Engineer for Curtis Instruments at the Carolina, Puerto Rico, Manufacturing site.
Working as part of one of the industry's leaders in motor speed controllers, he was in charge of various manufacturing lines, including the 1244 Motor Controller, which is used in applications such as fork lifts, personnel carriers, and other industrial vehicles.
During March 2006, he began the preparations to complete the ESDA's ESD Certified Professional-Program Manager certification by first attending the two tutorial courses offered at Austin, Texas: Cleanroom Considerations for the Program Manager and Air Ionization Issues and Answers.
Later, taking advantage of the different scheduled tutorials given by the ESDA
was able to take the other courses required for the certification, learning lots of information from the instructors while meeting and making some good friends along the way.
continues to be in charge of some manufacturing lines at Curtis Instruments
, while at the same time being in charge of developing and upholding their ESD Control Procedure, researching and implementing further improvements in their ESD control strategies as part of his
company's continuous improvement efforts.