• 2019 GMiS Luminary •
As a Systems Design Engineer at Texas Instruments, Victor J. Salomon leads the development of high-speed signal chain reference designs and over ten system block diagrams to support the training of over 50 field applications engineers.
Prior to his current role, he was an Analog Field Applications Engineer where he provided technical product and system support to over 60 engineering companies and managed relationships with companies totaling over $20 million in annual sales, contributing to an annual revenue growth greater than10%. He also helped secure five new key accounts that are projected to garner $1 million in new revenue for the company.
Mr. Salomon also developed plans for a wireless Bluetooth multimeter that have been downloaded from TI more than 20,000 times. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, in Orlando where he earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mr. Salomon became president of the school’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society, IEEE Eta Kappa Nu. His leadership there presaged his current role as the Community Involvement Lead for the UNIDOS! – Texas Instruments Diversity Network.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Mr. Salomon was the first born son of two veterinary students. Some of his earliest memories involve drawing with crayons on exam paper in a classroom as his parents finished their tests. His grandfather was a petroleum engineer and by the 8thgrade, he was certain that he wanted to be an engineer like his abuelo.
Mr. Salomon began his higher education at the Universidad Dr Rafael Belloso Chacin in Venezuela and decided that he preferred electrical engineering to the chemical engineering that his grandfather studied. His education faced an abrupt pause, however, one day when his father called and told him of a life-threatening situation that required the entire family to leave the politically unstable country within a week.
Landing in Orlando, Mr. Salomon began working full time at Disney World as a park attendant as he figured out how to enroll in college and transfer his credits from Venezuela. Since he was accepted to UCF, he’s never looked back as he advanced his career to its current point.