Textile Engineering – 1951
Guillermo E. Perea, born in Arequipa, Peru, in 1925, received his B.S. degree in Textile Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1951. Since attending Texas Tech, he has done graduate study in industrial relations in Panama and in business administration in Peru.
Mr. Perea joined Cias Unidas Vitarte, Victoria, Inca, S.A., in 1955, where in the production department he introduced such effective changes as led to his appointment as vice president of the National Textile Society, Lima, Peru. CUVISA is one of the largest textile complexes in South America and, in addition to its domestic markets, exports to four continents.
Mr. Perea is executive president of CUVISA, a position to which he was elected in 1973. He has been a director of the Cotton Chamber of Peru, a member of the American Chamber of Commerce, and a director of Compania de Seguros Rimac, one of Peru’s major insurance companies. He was named by the magazine Gente the "most distinguished personage of the textile group in 1974."
For his creative pioneering in the area of textile engineering, Texas Tech designates Guillermo E. Perea: DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.