Gabe Alcala, Business Development Manager at Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC), has just been elected Chairperson of the San Diego Section of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization. Alcala has been an IEEE member for four years. This is his first year holding the office of Section Chairperson.
With more than 420,000 members from over 160 countries, IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems to consumer electronics, biomedical engineering, telecommunications and more. The San Diego Section of the IEEE, which Alcala now presides over as chairperson, is a hub of 36 special interest societies and nearly 4,000 local members.
Alcala has spent the last four years of his IEEE membership serving the organization in a variety of ways. He volunteers for the Product Safety Engineering Society, has spoken at the IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, hosts IEEE events at the ATEC campus, and with his EMC expertise, will serve as Co-Chairperson for the 2020 IEEE EMC Symposium in Reno, NV.
"I had already been with ATEC for five years before joining IEEE," Alcala shared. He attributes his time with ATEC, which supplies rental technology for aerospace, telecommunications, biomedical and other electrical industries, to how he accumulated the right expertise to lead as Section Chairperson. "With my now nine-year tenure at ATEC, I'm looking forward to bringing my knowledge of EMC, Product Safety, Communications, Power Electronics, Power & Energy, and Vehicular Tech to this new role."
Alcala and ATEC plan to keep hosting industry events at the ATEC campus. These events include speakers, training series and more, and are open to all who are interested, regardless of IEEE membership status. "Alongside ATEC, I intend to help foster an environment of advancement and fellowship within the electrical engineering and technical community," says Alcala.
Posted January 17, 2017