IEC Presents Fellow Award To AMD President And CEO
DR. Hector Ruiz
The International Engineering Consortium recently presented the IEC Fellow Award to Dr. Hector Ruiz, president and CEO of AMD (NYSE: AMD) , in a ceremony at the IEC’s annual Executive ComForum gathering, held this year in Boca Raton, Fla.
The IEC Fellow Award was established in 1994 to recognize individuals who have provided the information industry with a superior level of sustained and significant service. Areas of service considered for the award include education, technology, and industry leadership.
Hector de J. Ruiz joined AMD in January 2000 as President and Chief Operating Officer, and was named CEO in April 2002. He also serves on AMD’s Board of Directors.
Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Ruiz spent 22 years at Motorola. He held a variety of executive positions abroad and in the U.S while at Motorola, eventually becoming president of the company’s semiconductor product sector. Dr. Ruiz has also worked in both the research and manufacturing divisions of Texas Instruments in Dallas.
Dr. Ruiz has shown strong leadership in expanding the impact of education around the world. In 1999, he was appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by then-Governor George W. Bush. Ruiz currently serves on the Foundation Advisory Council for the University of Texas’ College of Engineering. He has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. In 2000, Dr. Ruiz was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference.
Born in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Dr. Ruiz earned his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctorate in electronics from Rice University. In Texas, he now serves on the Governor’s Task Force for Economic Growth and the Governor’s Business Council.
In receiving the IEC Fellow Award, Dr. Ruiz joins some 80 communications trailblazers, including Gordon Moore, former CEO of Intel; David Packard, founder of Hewlett-Packard; Robert Galvin, former Motorola CEO; Vinton Cerf, senior vice president of MCI; Jack S. Kilby, Nobel Laureate and a pioneer in the development of the integrated circuit; and John Chambers, President and CEO of Cisco Systems.
More information on the IEC Fellow Award may be obtained by calling the International Engineering Consortium at +1-312-559-4100.
The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) is a cooperative public-service organization dedicated to positive change in the information industry and university communities. For more than 50 years, IEC has provided educational opportunities for industry professionals, university professors and promising students. Executives from throughout the industry continue to build strong business and technical foundations for the future through knowledge gained from IEC Forums and publications.