Honorico “Rick” Ciordia, PE, RCDD, DCDC, RTPM, CT
Engineering, Technology & Telecommunications Group
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Tel: +1 787.579.2062
Rick Ciordia, PE, RCDD, DCDC, RTPM, CT, is an experienced information and communications technology (ICT) industry professional, with more than 26 years of experience as a consultant designing ICT infrastructure solutions and helping customers develop
needs-based customized solutions to increase performance of ICT systems with reduced OPEX costs. Rick is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) and Registered
Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM). Rick has been recognized for his design expertise in designing integrated networks, ICT infrastructure systems, cost analysis and developing customized ICT solutions that deliver a positive customer experience.
He has been working on smart grid technologies and implementation. Throughout his career, Rick has held design, management, and leadership positions in key ICT organizations such as Puerto Rico Power Authority, Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Verizon,
WorldNet Telecommunications, Lockheed Martin, and Colortran, all of which led him to BICSI.
Canadian Region Director
Fernando Neto, RCDD
Senior ICT & Security Systems Consultant
Toronto, ON, Canada
Tel: +1 416 524 9884
Fernando Neto, RCDD, is passionate about his wife of 15 years, Elizabeth, their two kids (a nine-year-old boy, and a six-year-old girl), and technology in the built environment.
Born in Toronto, Fernando lived in a small village in Portugal between the ages of 6 and 15, at which time he returned to Canada.
After graduating college, Neto worked for a startup. As many startups go, within a couple of years the firm was bankrupt. Soon after, he “fell into” the telecommunications business when he joined Ehvert Engineering
as a CAD designer, while having absolutely no knowledge or experience in the telecommunications field. Within a few short years he became a member of BICSI, studied for the RCDD exam, and passed the exam in 2000.
Global Region Director
Ninad Desai, RCDD, NTS, OSP, TECH, CT
Consulting Specialist - ICT Network Infrastructure & OSP Design
Optinext Technologies Pvt Ltd.
Tel: +91 982.113.4063
Having graduated in Engineering with a Master’s degree in Consultancy management, Ninad Desai, RCDD, NTS, OSP, TECH, CT, has been instrumental in the proliferation of ICT education and training in his district and the surrounding regions. He
has been a BICSI member and credential holder since 2000, and he currently serves as a volunteer and the District Chair of the BICSI India District. He has been with his wife for over 25 years and has two beautiful daughters. Ninad lives in Mumbai,
India, but travels all over the world for both work and professional development, primarily for his ICT consulting assignments and BICSI education activities.
U.S. South-Central Region Director
Jim Walters, RCDD, DCDC, RTPMICT Designer
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Louisville, KY, United States
Tel: +1 502.315.6322
Jim Walters, RCDD, DCDC, RTPM, has spent 30 years in the industry is interested in giving back to the ICT community that has been so rewarding to him.
Jim worked in project management in the power generation industry and with the RBOCs. For him, it was easy to recognize the disparity in standards between the IT in power generation and distribution and what was done in the telecom industry. He began
designing networks including operational technology networks for mission critical applications, using what he learned in telecom. Working with RBOCs and later CLECs lead him to BICSI. He studied and became an RCDD in 1999.
U.S. Southeast Region Director
Thomas "Lee" Renfroe, RCDD, ESS, TECHOwner
Fitzgerald, GA, United States
Tel: +1 229.425.0071
Thomas “Lee” Renfroe, RCDD, ESS, TECH, has been in the telecommunications/low-voltage industry for 20 years. He started his career as a technician for Bellsouth/AT&T in 1998. During Lee’s 10 years there, he held the titles of
service technician, digital technician and systems technician. In 2008, he transitioned into the role of a telecommunications instructor for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College where he found a passion for technical instruction. Upon leaving the
technical college Lee gained valuable experience as an estimator and project manager for a low-voltage company. In 2015, he established GoFroe in his hometown of Fitzgerald, Georgia.
U.S. Western Region Director
Luke Clawson, RCDD, GROL, MBA
Director - Telecommunications
Las Vegas, NV United States
Tel: +1 702.305.8351
Luke Clawson, RCDD, GROL, MBA, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but moved to Las Vegas when he was 11. He grew up in a small town just outside Las Vegas called Boulder City. He graduated high school in 1997 and then started his electrical career
with the local union (357) apprenticeship program that same year. He graduated in 2003 as the youngest in his class and continued in the electrical industry in various field positions until he decided to go back to college. He worked full
time during the day and attended UNLV at night until he earned a duel undergraduate degree in finance and real estate. Luke then decided to further his management skills and was admitted to the Executive MBA program at UNLV in 2010 and graduated
the next year.