Perez chosen as acting Regional Business director for USACE Southwestern Division
September 14, 2012
DALLAS - The Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has named Pete G. Perez as the acting director of the Regional Business Directorate at the division headquarters, here, beginning Sept. 9. Perez will manage the operations of the Regional Business Center and oversee three divisions: the Business Technical Division, Business Management Division, and Business Resources Division. He will be the lead liaison on efforts between regional boards and functional boards synchronizing activities with a particular focus on regional issues.
"We are very pleased to have Pete Perez join our regional leadership team," said Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula, SWD commander. "In addition to his corps experience stateside and overseas, Perez brings a great perspective of the Texas Coast and the significant value to our Nation that the corps and the Texas port team brings. He also supported our warfighters while deployed to Afghanistan. He brings much talent and expertise to our region."
Prior to his appointment to this position, Perez served as the deputy district engineer for Programs and Project Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, which he assumed July 2011. Perez previously served as the chief of the USACE Galveston District's Engineering and Construction Division. While chief, Perez served an eight-month tour in Afghanistan Engineer District-South.
"I am looking forward to leading the Regional Business Directorate, " Perez said. "Its people and activities have a great reputation, and I know that we will play a big part in helping SWD develop our way ahead, as well as resolve issues having a regional impact."
Perez was also the former chief of Construction Operations at the Alaska District and was an engineer in the USACE Far East District in Korea. He began his career with the Corps as a project engineer in the Fort Worth District's San Antonio Area Office.
A registered professional engineer in the State of Texas, Perez earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1985 from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science in 1997 from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Environmental Management, and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level II certified. He is also Facilities Engineering Level III certified.
In 2002, Perez was recognized with the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award, earned a 2002 Professional Achievement Award from Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, received a Department of the Army Superior Civilian Award in 2008 and 2010, and earned the prestigious Bronze de Fleury Medal in 2008.