Employee Profiles

Rey Regresado, PE

Instrument & Controls Field Engineer. Joined TECO: 2007

Rey Regresado has wanted to work with electricity ever since he was a 10-year-old fascinated by the single light bulb that lit his family’s home in the Philippines.

Rey pursued his vision, got his education and became an instrument technician working in a local paper mill – leaving only when he and his wife moved to Houston to further her nursing career. He soon answered TECO’s newspaper ad for an instrument technician and became part of the TECO family.

But it wasn’t necessarily an easy transition. “In addition to adjusting to the culture, I had to learn all new equipment and switch from metric to standard measurement,” says Rey. “But the folks at TECO sent me to special training to get me up to speed. As I continued to ask for additional responsibilities, they provided lots of mentoring and guidance.” Rey was fully on board and part of the commissioning process when TECO started up its expansion project in 2011.

Yet Rey wanted to learn even more. When he told his supervisor that he was interested in pursuing his Professional Engineer license, the company’s “PEs” took a vested interest, and TECO provided financial assistance through its educational reimbursement program. They helped him meet his requirements, including documenting his eight years of work experience.

The result? Rey received his Professional Engineer license in 2015 and is slated to take additional courses on programming controls. He has come a long way from that single light source in the Philippines!

 
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