IEEE Senior Member Pedro Ray is the 2009 President-Elect, having received 21 929 votes in the annual IEEE election in the fall. The runner-up, Fellow Moshe Kam, garnered 19 420.
Ray begins his term as IEEE President on 1 January 2010, succeeding 2009 President John Vig. Ray is president of Ray Engineers, one of the largest engineering design firms in Puerto Rico. He also owns several companies that develop commercial and residential real estate.
He was vice president of IEEE Regional Activities (now Member and Geographic Activities) in 2006 and 2007. He also ran in the 2007 election for 2008 President-Elect, coming in second.
For all the election results, read "And the Winners Are" [December 2008].