"Rick" Ciordia, RCDD, DCDC, RTPM, CT, PE (incumbent)
Consultant Engineer at ETTG
P.O. Box 3188
Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00960-3188
Tel: +1 787.579.2062 or +1 787.579.2062
Honorico “Rick” Ciordia, RCDD, DCDC, RTPM, CT, PE, is an experienced information and communications technology (ICT) industry professional, with more than 24 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. Ciordia 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. Throughout his career, Ciordia 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, which led him to BICSI. His professional recognitions include BICSI 2016 Global Member of the Year Award, Verizon’s Dedication to Excellence Award and the Puerto Rico Telephone Excellence Award. Ciordia has been involved with BICSI since 1997 and has served on several committees. He is the current Global Region Director and has previously served as the Chair for the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) District. In addition to his involvement with BICSI, he is an active member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, IIE, in Puerto Rico since 1995 where he has served on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), from the University of Phoenix and speaks fluent Spanish. Ciordia currently works in Puerto Rico where he resides with his family. He is very passionate about family values and leaving a legacy for future generations.
Involvement with BICSI activities, committees, and membership:
BICSI Global Region Director, 2016-present; Global Member of the Year 2016; Member since 1997; RCDD since 1999; DCDC since 2012; RTPM since 2011; CALA District Chair since 2012; Caribbean District Chair 2010 – 2012; Caribbean District Secretary 2008 – 2010; BICSI Committee membership: Standards, Data Center, Wireless, Healthcare, ESS, EAC, Global Development, ITSIMM 2010; Past presenter at BICSI conferences; Developed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between BICSI and other ICT organizations such as CIAPR, INICTEL & ALAS; Developed ADTP training; Recruited over 20 volunteers and developed BICSI presence in 24 countries; Held conferences and events in 10 countries; Developed partnerships with universities.
If elected, Ciordia will:
Ciordia will continue to advance global outreach. He will keep promoting BICSI globally throughout credentialing and training. Ciordia will proactively develop a global growth strategic plan and be the global voice in representation of the global community and its leaders at the Global Development Committee and BICSI Board of Directors. He will create new interactions with Global volunteer leaders and provide support through regular conversations and development of budgets, business and strategic plans. He will advise the Global Development Committee and Board of Directors on all Global activities and challenges in support the board strategic plan and mission for Global Growth.
Additional volunteer experience:
Ciordia volunteered as a councilman for the police community outreach council at his hometown. He has also served as part of the homeowner’s association board. His non-profit experience includes the Professional Association of Engineers and Land Surveyors of PR (CIAPR), where he has been a member of the board for the Institute of Electrical Engineers for five years and held positions such as Vice President, Director, Treasurer and Auditor. Rick has been an active member of CIAPR for 24 years.