Mr. Edelmiro Muniz Mr. Edelmiro (Ed) Muniz was born in Harlingen, Texas where he often supplemented the family income as an agricultural field hand. His first exposure to the business world was through his father's tortilla factory, operated between trips to California.He received a B.S. in 1967 and an M.S in Aerospace Engineering in 1969 from Texas A&M University. In 1969 he joined the United Stated Air Force and was assigned as a Space Systems Launch Controller at Vandenberg AFB, California. Mr. Muniz's Air Force career spanned over twenty years in numerous assignments, all related to space research and development, and management of space operations. Lt. Colonel Muniz retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1989 to launch a new career in private industry.In 1989, Mr. Muniz briefly worked two years for a small aerospace engineering firm before he founded Muniz Engineering, Inc. to provide engineering and related technical services to the U.S. Government and the private sector in the Houston area. The company changed its name to MEI Technologies, Inc. in order to reflect the growth capabilities of the corporation.Since 2000, MEI Technologies, Inc. revenue has increased from $18 million to over $150 million for 2010, and continues to evolve through organic growth, joint ventures and strategic investments. MEI Technologies has been ranked by Space News as a global top 50 space manufacturing and services company. In Houston, Texas, it has been consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing companies. Mr. Muniz was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award Winner in the technology category for the Houston & Gulf Coast Area,Whether serving as CEO of MEI Technologies or as an advocate of youth education, Ed Muniz is a model of professional excellence and personal integrity.Mr. Muniz resides with his wife Alicia in the Greater Bay Area (Seabrook). He is a proud Aggie and grandfather of six.* Mr. Muniz is not affiliated with LPL Financial or Jaykay Wealth Advisors.