Arthur Hurtado, MSEE, ’78
Art Hurtado is the role of president and chief executive officer of Altamira Technologies Corporation,as well as the presiding member of the company’s board. He founded Invertix Corporation in 1999, a small, veteran-owned, systems engineering and services company, headquartered in Annandale, Virginia. Before co-founding Invertix, Hurtado served as senior vice president, telecommunications for CACI, Inc. Mr. Hurtado earlier served as vice president, systems applications for Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation.
He completed his BS in Chemistry at Missouri State University and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry. Mr. Hurtado served with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Army. He also served as the Chief Scientist during the early stages of development of the Public Safety Wireless Network. He earned his MSEE at New Mexico State University, and is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu honorary society of electrical engineers. He is a graduate and research fellow of the National War College and a certified Project Management Professional. He is a member of the College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council at NMSU as well as a member of the Klipsch Electrical & Computer Engineering Academy. He is an advisory board member for George Mason University’s Volgenau School of IT&E, and for Missouri State University’s Department of Chemistry. He was recently appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve on the Board of Visitors of Virginia Commonwealth University.