Ricardo L, Ramos, PE - VP Engineering, Sales & Marketing

Mr. Ramos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electric Power Engineering (1989) and a Masters of Engineering degree in Electric Power Engineering (1990) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and received the Professional Engineer designation from Puerto Rico’s College of Engineers and Surveyors in 1991.

Mr. Ramos has over 24 years experience in positions related to energy and electric power transmission and distribution matters both in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in Electric Power utility companies. He has had experience during all phases of major projects, from planning and concept development through implementation and operations. Mr. Ramos is also a recognized expert in PR’s electric power infrastructure. He has served as Professor of various Power Engineering courses at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and continues to share his knowledge with others by offering ongoing professional training courses to electric power engineers. 

During his 10 year tenure at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), Mr. Ramos worked in the System Planning and Research Division where he coordinated research efforts on Transmission System Planning, Design, Construction and Operation, and developed strategies for the optimal planning of the transmission system. He was also PREPA’s technical representative during the negotiations of the Power Purchase Agreements with Independent Power Producers such as Enron (“Ecoelectrica”) and AES. 

Mr. Ramos worked as a consultant to Consorcio Laesa, LTD, an independent power producer in the Dominican Republic, where, among other projects, he developed efficiency programs for plant operations, performed production cost simulations and analysis and prepared and negotiated power purchase agreements (PPA) for Laesa’s power plants during the creation of the Dominican Electricity Spot Market and the privatization of the Dominican electric power sector.

Mr. Ramos also was the General Manager of the Transmission and Distribution Equipment Division of RG Engineering. Mr. Ramos created and managed the division, which was responsible for sales, installation, project management, commissioning, testing, and general services related to T & D equipment, a new business segment for RGE. During his 14 year tenure at RGE, he was instrumental in increasing total annual company sales by over 60%, and was responsible for the execution of award winning projects totaling over US$70 Million and total sales of over $100 Million.