The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) announces that Luis Rugeles has joined its Business Development team working with the life sciences and technology industries. Mr. Rugeles has over 25 years of high-tech experience in varied domestic and international positions in engineering, sales and business development, product marketing and executive management.
“We are excited to welcome Luis to the OED team, “ said OED’s Assistant Director Heather Gramm. “His background in the technology industry, experience with start-up companies, and international work makes him uniquely qualified to work with Frederick County’s knowledge-based industries. He will be a great asset both to our team and to the innovation ecosystem in Frederick.”
Beginning his career in the wireless telecommunications industry, he held varied technical, and senior business-related positions at high-tech companies including Motorola, BellSouth International and others later acquired by JDS Uniphase, Inc. Additionally, he has worked with several technology startups in the US, Finland and Brazil.
Luis is a Frederick County resident and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from the Simon Bolivar University, and an MBA from the Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University.