Emiliano Gallego to Receive Alumni Award from School of Engineering

Ask an average San Diegan to imagine a country associated with producing pasta, and most people would likely think of Italy. So it may come as a surprise to learn that a world class pasta company, PAGASA Pasta, is located in Tijuana, just south of the San Diego - Mexico border.

At the helm of this company is CEO Emiliano Gallego, a 2000 alumnus from USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering. Under Gallego's leadership, the company tripled its sales and production capacity. PAGASA is currently the only pasta company in Mexico to have FSSC certification, guaranteeing global standards in quality and hygiene.

Gallego has been selected to receive USD's Author E. Hughes Career Achievement award, along with alumni from each school on the campus, in a starlit celebration on April 25, 2015. This is only the second time the School of Engineering has given this award since it was founded in 2012.