IEEE Panama Section History
On July 19, 1972, Eng. Ernesto Obregon, Director of the IEEE Region 9, announced through local newspapers an invitation to engineers and electricians electronic Panama, in order to bring together those who were interested in forming the IEEE Section of Panama. On the same date, during the meeting to be held at the Hotel Panama, was appointed the organizing committee as follows:
President - Carlos E. Rodriguez B.
Vice President - Hernan Acevedo
Secretary - Antonio Raven
Treasurer - D. Oswald Cleghorn
Vocal - Roberto Barraza
Vocal - Daniel George
On July 24, 1972 Organizing Committee raised the formal request to require the approval to establish the Panama Section of IEEE. This request was signed by thirteen active members residing in the Republic of Panama, nine active members residing in the territory of the former Canal Zone, a member in arrears and three non-members of the IEEE.
The creation of the Panamá Section of the IEEE was adopted on September 12, 1972 and duly constituted by the following members considered "founding members":
- Carlos Ramon, Algandona Argote, Roberto Barraza, Jose Barrios
- Guillermo Flumach, Robert Inchausti, Edilberto George, T. Yee German
- Daniel H. George, A. Ernesto Richa, Manuel Lopez, Esplá Val De la Guardia
- Mario O. Roger, Ng Endara, Antonio Raven, Hernan Acevedo
- D. Oswald Charles, E. Cleghorn Rodriguez B.
- Ricardo Vasquez, Vasquez Numan, Horacio Alfaro, Hugo Tapia
- Cristobal Silva, Miguel Aued
In January 1973 one started to prepare the statutes of the section and ran candidates for the first Board of Directors. On 20 February the same year was chosen the first Board of Directors, remaining as follows:
- President, Jorge T. German.
- Vice President, Ernesto Richa
- Secretary, Daniel H. George
- Treasurer, Manuel Lopez Esplá
- Vocal, Val F. De la Guardia
The Section Panama was then formed by two Senior Members, 24 Members, 8 Associates, and a student.
Presidents of Panama IEEE Section
1973 - George T. German
1974 - Ernesto Richa
1975 - Charles H. Numan Algandona
1976 - Vasquez
1977 - Carlos E. Horacio Alfaro Rodriguez Jr.
1979 - Antonio Raven
1980 - Victor C. Urrutia
1981 - Ramon O. Argote
1982 - Marco A. Chen
1983 - Cristobal Silva Calderon Orlando
1985 - Manuel F. Fernando Diaz Reyes
1987 - Oscar Rendoll
1988 - Hernan Acevedo
1989 - Carlos E. Luke R. Rangel
1990 - Halphen
1991 - James R. Jaen W.
1992 - Henry A. Tejera M.
1993 - George H. Lee
1994 - Gustavo A. Bayard
1995 - 1996 - Gustavo A. Rodrigo A. Bernal
1997 - Chanis
1998 - S. Evaristo Alvarez
1999 - 2000 - George J. Him C.
2001 - 2002 - Roman Altamiranda
2003 - 2004 - Tania Quiel
2005 - 2006 - Leonardo Perez
2007-2008 -Gustavo Diaz
The Student Branch of the Technological University of Panama, was the first branch organized and approved, in 1982. The request was backed by 45 students of Engineering. His adviser was Eng. Jorge E. Salvatierra. Its first president in 1982-1983 was July Ivan Rovio.
At present Section Panama has 317 members in chapters power supplies, industrial applications, Computer and Communications Branch of the Technological University of Panama, branch of the University Santa Maria la Antigua and Rama at the University of Panama.
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