Two CIT alumni among outstanding Chemical Engineers
Chemical Engineers Raul Raymond A. Kapuno, Jr. and Kenneth John R. Racoma were recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Chemical Engineering for their contributions toward the enrichment of the chemical engineering industry in the Philippines. Both received the Board’s Recognition Award and the PRC’s Service Award during the oath-taking ceremony of new chemical engineers held at the Manila Hotel last May 26, 2013. There were only four awardees.
Engr. Raul Raymond Kapuno, Jr. is recognized “for his works in the specialized field of operational excellence and lean manufacturing, quality systems and supply chain improvements and researches on modeling and simulations for operational efficiency in manufacturing processes, and providing the exemplar of a complete Chemical Engineer”.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude in March 1994, Engr. Kapuno was also hailed as the CIT King of Engineers of his batch. In the same year, he was chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP). Engr. Kapuno earned his Master of Engineering (Systems Engineering) degree from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in 1997. He is the author of the books Programming for Chemical Engineers Using C, C++, and MATLAB, 2008 and Engineering Heat Transfer, 2010 (co-author M.M. Rathore).
Currently, Engr. Kapuno works as a Process Excellence Manager at MAERSK Global Service Centers, Phils.. He was previously connected with Coca Cola Bottlers Philippines as Center of Operational Excellence Manager where he was awarded Outstanding Quality Assurance Head of Coca Cola Beverage Group Visayas Area. He maintains his ties with his alma mater as a part time faculty member of the Chemical Engineering Department.
The youngest to receive the PRC awards at the age of 25, Engr. Kenneth John Racoma started his career with Taiyo Yuden. Now, he is the Brewing Superintendent of San Miguel Brewery, Inc. He pursued his college education as a Department of Science and Technology (DOST) scholar. As a consistent top student and an active student leader and researcher, he was then chosen as one of the finalists for the search for the 2009 TOSP award. Engr. Racoma graduated magna cum laude in 2009.
Engr. Racoma is recognized by the PRC Board of Chemical Engineers “for his exemplary works as a young chemical engineer and for his meteoric career growth in the brewing industry serving as a role model and an inspiration to new chemical engineers”.