Tomás is an experienced licensed engineer with over 25 years of experience, and licensed professional planner. He graduated with honors from engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. He also has a Master’s Degree in Planning from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Torres Placa has experience in government and private sector as well as nonprofit organizations. During his career he has worked in the Electric Power Authority, the pharmaceutical and high-tech industry, construction, and housing development and as a consultant.
Mr. Torres is a former member of the Puerto Rico Planning Board; chaired the Energy Committee of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association for the past two years; has lectured in Puerto Rico and abroad, highlighting energy and planning issues; and is an active member of the Institute of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican Planning Society. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Institute of Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability (ICSE-PR).