It is the objective of the ACOE to maintain the association as an organization of chief engineers, or the industrial equivalent thereof, who have a special interest in the practices of plant engineering. The organizational activity, within the scope of this specialized field of interest, shall be dedicated to the improvement of service to its members, their employing companies, the engineering profession and the community. Association activities shall be directed to accomplish the specific objectives of education, the exchange of information, plant tours and service on governmental licensing boards and industrial code boards.
It is an objective of the association to provide, through an apprenticeship program, a better qualified stationary engineer and to promote the welfare and raise the standard of engineers by instituting educational programs within our organization.
The association emphasizes supervisory concepts and helps the engineer better direct and motivate his staff and interface effectively with other areas of management.
The association strives to enhance the prestige and professional status of stationary engineers and, when appropriate, to serve as a “voice of the stationary engineer.”
It is a goal of this association to maintain an effective level of membership participation.
Code of Ethics
No disclosure of information by a member of the ACOE shall be used for his or her employer’s disadvantage.
ACOE membership shall never be used as a tool of salesmanship toward other members or their employers.
No member of the ACOE shall align himself with any vendor, contractor or supplier for the express purpose of personal gain.
No member of the ACOE shall ever knowingly say or do anything which may jeopardize the position of another member with his or her employer.
Members of the ACOE are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner in the normal routine of their duties so as to enhance the dignity of their profession and their affiliation with the Association.
Any member that is found to have acted in an unethical manner, by the ethics committee, and is voted on as such, by a quorum of, and at a general meeting will result in the individual’s dues not being accepted for the following year, nor will that person be considered for future membership, unless otherwise stated at the time voting takes place.
Board Of Directors
Jose Hernandez, Regional Facilities Lead Marathon Oil
Work Phone: 346-330-8288
Cell Phone: 832-309-2370
Jose currently works for Marathon Oil in the Houston area overseeing Marathon's Regional Facilites . With over 25 years of experience in his field, Jose specializes in stationary building engineering, expediting building projects, voice and data networking, construction drawing review, and budgeting and cost control.
In 2022, BOMA recognized Jose for the Building Engineer of the Year Award.
In 2015, the ACOE presented Jose with the ACOE Volunteer of the Year award due to his dedication and hard work, which then led to his role as both Vice President and President. Jose strongly believes in the value of hard work and credits his work ethic and talent in allowing him to achieve his goals.
Jose holds a degree in Automotive Technology, has earned an Associate of Applied Science certification and holds a State of Texas Maintenance Electrician License.
On Jose's spare time, he enjoys spending time with his children, playing golf and committing time to the ACOE Organization.
Felix Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Operations Simon Property Group
ACOE Vice President
Work Phone: 713-966-3535
Cell Phone: 832-517-0406
Felix began his career as an apprentice at The Galleria where he went on to earn his Stationary Engineer License while working there. Shortly after, he left the retail industry to pursue opportunities in property management, gaining valuable insight into Class A office building operations. This experience opened the door for him to take a position as Chief Engineer with Cameron Management.
Always ready to evolve and grow in his profession, Felix decided to take the role of Project Manager and Business Development Manager with a local contracting company where he oversaw the company's tenant build-outs at The Galleria. The return to the bustling environment of The Galleria confirmed to Felix that he belonged in the retail industry and served as the catalyst to propel him to his current position as Assistant Director of Operations at The Galleria.
Since 2013, Felix has held a strong position on a team that manages the day to day operations of The Galleria, a Level VI mall of 12 million square feet accounted by four major anchors, three high-rise office buildings, and two high-rise hotels. The property is the largest in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States.
As of 2022, Simon Property Groups Regional Directors of Operations, Tenant Coordination, and General Managers recognized Felix as Best of the Best Peer Choice in the Southwest Region. He is always willing to help no matter where and when he is needed and has a wonderful “CAN DO” attitude and is a strong training mentor for others in the company.
Felix, a native Houstonian, who socially connects with everyone he meets, has formed strong relationships with his vast network of associates in the Construction and Engineering Building Property Management Industry throughout the years–– not only in Houston but Nationwide.
Hector Rios Jr, Assistant Chief Engineer Transwestern
Cell Phone: 281-960-3528
Hector Rios Jr. is the Assistant Chief Engineer at Transwestern. Hector joined Transwestern in 2018 as a Lead Engineer at Waterway 1 & 2 in The Woodlands. As a result of his leadership, knowledge and dedication, he quickly promoted to Assistant Chief Engineer at the new Leed Platinum Bank of America Tower building in Downtown Houston.
Hector started his career in the Operating Engineering Field in 2007 when he took an apprenticeship with PMRG. After leaving PMRG in 2012, he transferred to the Bank of America Center, which is now owned and operated by M-M Properties. During his time at the Bank of America Center, he worked as an Operator and gained valuable insight into building operations. He also worked at Hines as an Operating Engineer before making his leadership move to Transwestern. As a leader, Hector has gained the trust and respect of his team and continues to grow in knowledge.
Hector always seeks opportunities to expand his knowledge in his career and has obtained the following credentials, a Third Grade Stationary Engineering License, Maintenance Electrician License and an EPA Universal Certificate.
Hector, a native Houstonian, is the proud father of a ten-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys going fishing and playing soccer.
Adam Nunez, Assistant Chief Engineer at Moody Rambin
Cell Phone: 832-533-6610
Adam Nunez is the Assistant Chief Engineer at Moody Rambin, where he currently oversees approximately 2 million square feet of office and retail space. As Assistant Chief Engineer, Nunez leads a team of engineers and assists with operations consisting of CAPEX projects and buildout tenant spaces. He also helps operate the R&M budget and planning process.
Adam has six years of experience in Building Engineering, and he continuously strives to advance in his field by learning and acquiring new skills. Adam holds a CFC Universal License and an Apprentice Electrical License. He has certifications in High and Mid-Rise Atrium Fire Prevention, SMT and has training in HCC Air Conditioning I and II. He is currently working on his Maintenance License and SMA Certification.
In his time away from work, Adam enjoys playing basketball, working around his house and reading technical books about commercial building applications.
Cell Phone: 713-315-7417
Homer Nunez Is the Chief Engineer for Hilcorp Ventures at 111 Travis Hilcorp
Energy Tower. Homer joined Hilcorp Ventures in 2021 after serving a 10-year
tenure at the BP Westlake Campus with CBRE and JLL.
Homer started his career in Property Management when he joined C&W of Texas
in 2004 for an Oil & Gas portfolio and a Downtown high rise. After leaving
C&W in 2009 as a Building Engineer, he transitioned to the West side of
Houston with Stream Realty, operating a diverse portfolio of mixed High
Rise, Low Rise, Retail, and Industrial properties. In 2011 Homer Joined CBRE
operating the BP Westlake Campus, and held multiple positions as Central
Plant operator, Lead Engineer, Data Center operations manager and Sr.
Homer is always seeking opportunities to expand his knowledge in his career
and has obtained the following credentials, a 2nd Grade Stationary
Engineering License, Safety Trained Supervisor, U.S Department of Energy
Data Center Energy Practitioner and BOMI SMA/SMT designations.
In his time away from work, Homer enjoys spending his time with his Wife and
3 Boys, Coaching youth basketball, Hunting and Fishing
Work Phone: 832-249-5222
Eric Farias is the Chief Engineer at Pennzoil Place with JLL.
After graduating from Universal Technical Institute in 2002 with an HVAC Certification, Eric began his career as an Apprentice Plant Operator at The Hyatt Regency Downtown where he went on to earn his 3rd Grade Stationary Engineer License. In 2006, he left the Hospitality industry to join PM Realty Group as an Operations Engineer, where he gained valuable insight into office building operations and, after 11 months Eric was promoted, to Assistant Chief Engineer for the Chase Center building.
Since 2010, Eric has been with M-M Properties, where he is currently the Assistant Chief Engineer. His involvement includes assisting Property Management with the company's tenant buildouts, capitol construction projects along with running a staff to maintain TC Energy Centers 1.5 million sqft. property.
Eric’s qualifications include Certified Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technician, 2nd Grade COH Stationary Engineers License, Maintenance Electricians License and EPA Universal Certification.
Outside of work, Eric loves taking family vacations and being involved with his kid’s extracurricular activities.
It is well for a man to respect his own vocation, whatever it is and to think himself bound to uphold it and claim for it the respect it deserves.
by Charles Dickens
- 1952 R. E. Humphrey
- 1953 F. D. Garvin
- 1954 O. W. Rosin
- 1955 C. V. Parker
- 1956 V. B. Wampler
- 1957 R. F. Dowling
- 1958 D. E. Eames
- 1959 A. R. Plowman
- 1960 H. U. Matthew, Jr.
- 1961 H. B. Dodge
- 1962 S. A. Winn
- 1963 J. V. Stephens
- 1964 Joe Sadler
- 1965 R. E. Brown
- 1966 J. H. Rider
- 1967 H. L. Harrell
- 1968 Walter Linderman
- 1969 Jerry Trncak
- 1970 J. B. Deglandon
- 1971 James Lewis
- 1972 Ben Buckner
- 1973 Bill Gray
- 1974 Al Barstch
- 1975 J. L. Kelley
- 1976 John Thomason
- 1977 Jacki Meyers
- 1978 John Woods
- 1979 John Little
- 1980 Tony Morille
- 1981 Ronald T. Peters
- 1982 Donald Chrisner
- 1983 C. J. Portella
- 1984 Albert W. Sallee
- 1985 Don McCartney
- 1986 Marvin E. Henry
- 1987 Thomas Easley
- 1988 James Thornton
- 1989 Roy A. Paul
- 1990 Richard B. Dudczak
- 1991 T. Soule / G. Perez
- 1992 Scott Van Dusen
- 1993 Ron Hutchinson
- 1994 Edmond Yargo
- 1995 Dave Teehee
- 1996 Joe Mathis
- 1997 Ronald T. Peters
- 1998 Rick Gates
- 1999 Melvin T. Craddock
- 2000 John T. Bays
- 2001 Tim Nall
- 2002 Richard Burrows
- 2003 David Pommerencke
- 2004 Lloyd Wilkinson
- 2005 Steven Lloyd
- 2006 Lloyd Blackstock
- 2007 Danny Rodriguez
- 2008 Jack Hollis
- 2009 Dennis Wingo
- 2010 Danny Allsup
- 2011 Tommy Wood
- 2012 Danny Rodriguez
- 2013 Danny Rodriguez
- 2014 Tom Wilson
- 2015 Tom Wilson
- 2016 Rudy Matamoros
- 2017 Rudy Matamoros
- 2018 Jose Hernandez
- 2019 Jose Hernandez
- 2020 Jericho Whitener
- 2021 Jericho Whitener
- 2022 Jose Hernandez
- 2023 Jose Hernandez
- A. A. Reinhart
- A. B. Pitts
- Alton Elliot
- C. V. Parker
- D. L. Taylor
- F. D. Garvin
- F. W. Berma
- Foy Gates
- H. A. Reeves
- H. T. Pearson
- Ira Deglandon
- K. G. Warfield
- L. H. McCoy
- L. O. Sudduth
- O. W. Rosin
- R. A. Amal
- R. B. McFarland
- R. D. Williams
- R. D. Withrow
- R. E. Humphrey
- R. P. Massey
- R. W. Means
- V. P. Wampler
- W. P. Giles
Thank you to all that served.
Our sincere gratitude to the pioneers who foresaw the need for this organization.