Carlos E. Escoffery

Electronics Engineer

Apartado 0830-00795

Panama, Republic of Panama

Telephone Nos.: (507) 276-4366 office, (507) 226-3547 home
Cellular: (507) 6981-3157


Carlos E. Escoffery

Contents: Activities | Education | Independent Consulting | Work Experience


2001-2004 Instituto Centro-Americano de Administración de Empresas (INCAE), San José, Costa Rica

Diploma: Master of Business Administration (4/2004)

1973-1976 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Diplomas: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (12/76), and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (4/76) with high honors

1971-1973 Universidad de Panamá, Facultad de Ingeniería, Panamá
1958-1970 Colegio La Salle, Panamá

Diplomas: Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras (1970), Perito Comercial (1969), and Elementary School (1965)

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1999-today PANAMA CANAL AUTHORITY (A Panamanian Government Agency)

1979-1999 PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION (A U. S. Government Agency)

1977-1979 PANAMA CANAL COMPANY (A U. S. Government Agency)

Composite description of jobs in the Canal Protection, Construction, Electrical, Electronics and Telecomunications, Engineering, Technical Support, Technology, and Traffic Management Divisions, as well as Marine Bureau: Cost estimating, project evaluation (economic, financial, and technical), designing and planning modifications and improvements to existing electrical, electronic and telecommunication systems, designing new systems, preparing drawings and specifications, project management and coordination, and representing the Contracting Officer and the Division during factory acceptance tests and in meetings with Contractors, Manufacturers, joint study groups, and personnel from other organizations and PCC divisions; negotiating contract modifications, selecting consultants, evaluating proposals, preparing job orders and purchase requisitions, funds control, participate in personnel selection boards; and occasionally supervising personnel and training system operators.

Finished Special Projects:

Special Projects to be Completed:

1977 Helios International Inc. (General Manager)

Management, marketing loudspeaker components and equipment for speaker assembly, visit Latin American loudspeaker manufacturers and report market surveys to represented manufacturers, prepare general catalog, and translate technical documents for marketing purposes

1975 Panama Canal Company, Gorgas Hospital (temporary)

Student assistant

1974 Panama Canal Company, Engineering Division, Meteorologic and Hydrographic Branch (Student Assistant; temporary)

Electronic data processing of weather telemetry and preparation of seismographic reports

1973 Sosa y Barbero, S. A. (temporary)

Surveying, calculations and drafting of 23 Ha area in Lagomar, Panama

1972-1975 Agencias Escoffery, S. A. Radio communications system survey, FORTRAN computer programming, inventory data processing for 2000+ articles in 3 stores, and preparation of audiovisual presentations

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2008-today The Louis Berger Group (LBG) (

Data, televisión, video, and voice telecommunications for Panamá Pac;iacute;fico (ex Howard AFB) development project of London & Regional Properties, including fixed telephony, Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), paid televisión, radio-telephone communications consoles, trunk radio, and wireless Internet access (WiMax).

1993- Ingeniería D. E. S., S. A. (IDESSA) (

Designed, evaluated, and inspected various special systems.

Special Projects Completed:

1991-1993 IBM/GBM de Panamá, S. A. [Ref.: Daniel Ochy & Walter Myers]

Consulting during the execution of the project to replace IRHE's COPSI SCADA/EMS system: Participated in meetings, factory inspections, and final acceptance tests, prepared periodic reports, evaluated subcontractors' design and engineering, supervised the installation of hardware/software, attended training courses, prepared drawings and data base files, and furnished technical support. Also, coordinated with other potential SCADA/EMS users so that GBM can prepare offers.

1987 Ajustadores de Centro América, S. A. [Ref.: Luis A. Ortega]

Evaluation of damages suffered in Cerro Azul by Panavisión (TV-5).

1982-83 Satellite Television Company of Panama, S. A. (SATELCO) [Ref.: Walter Arturo McGowen]

Evaluation of technical proposals and feasibility study for 2 subscription TV systems, each with a minimum of 4 channels.

1982 American Hospital, Panamá: [Ref.: Andrés López Piñeiro & Ricardo De la Guardia]

Design of the following special systems [$500,000]: 1) Telephone / Key Intercom, 2) Fire Alarm, 3) Sound, 4) Nursecall, 5) Master Antenna Television (with own closed circuit movie channels), 6) Time Control.

1981 Agencias Patton, S. A.

Technical representative.

1980-today Tecnología y Sistemas, S. A. (TECSISA)

Private practice in consulting, inspection, and design of various special systems; technical representative.

Special projects:

1980-82 Radiol, S. A. and Simplex de Panamá, S. A. [Ref.: Nils Peterson]

Technical representative

1980 Panamanian Institute of Tourism (IPAT)

Evaluated technical proposals for computerized illumination system, prepared cost estimate for television broadcast system for the Atlapa Convention Center

1979-80 Empresa Consultora de Arquitectura e Ingeniería, S. A. (ECAISA): [Ref.: José Daniel Alvarado]

Inspected the following special systems for Atlapa Convention Center [$4,500,000]: 1) Sound, 2) Public Address, 3) Simultaneous Translation (with 72 radio channels), 4) Computerized Burglar-Fire Alarm and Surveillance, 5) Time Control, 6) Acoustic Shell, and 7) Stage Equipment. Also, travelled to Los Angeles, CA for factory acceptance tests and inspection.

1979 Radio Hogar, S. A. [Ref.: Father Rosendo Torres]

Designed electric and electronic systems for new AM broadcasting facilities

1979-1995 Vicente Urriola C. (architect)

Designed and inspected electrical and special systems for various residential and commercial sites.

1979 Telemúsica, S. A. [Ref.: Ricardo Bustamante]

Designed electric and electronic systems for new FM stereo broadcasting facilities with SCA subcarrier

1979 Eladio Pérez Venero (architect)

Designed electrical and special systems for 12 new duplex type residences in La Alameda, Panamá

1978-79 FASOVA, S. A. [Ref.: Virgilio Sosa & Núman H. Vásquez]

Designed and specified the following special systems for the Marriott Hotel [$1,000,000]: 1) Telephone / Message Waiting / Key Intercommunication, 2) Sound, some with public address, 3) Master Antenna/Pay Television, 4) Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Surveillance, 5) Electrowriter, 6) Radio Frequency Pocket Paging, 7) Fire Alarm, and 8) Room Status / Energy Control (computerized). Travelled to the USA and Canada for coordination purposes.

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