CNF’s Founder and Principal, Fred Ramirez, has been chosen to be a 2021-2022 Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame Honoree.
Each year Texas A&M University at Kingsville recognizes graduates of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering who have made a significant impact in the field of engineering. The Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame designation is presented to alumni who have demonstrated a longtime and successful commitment to their careers and communities and have brought special honor to the College of Engineering because of their accomplishments.
The honorees will be inducted into the Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame at a private lunch on campus the last week of February, at the end of National Engineers Week. Other celebratory events will take place throughout the weekend.
Fred’s biography, can be found below or by visiting the Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame website at https://www.javelinagiving.org/news/engineering-hof-2022
To learn more about the Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame, visit https://www.tamuk.edu/engineering/hall-of-fame/index.html
Fred M. Ramirez, CISSP
(B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1980)
Founder & Principal, CNF Technologies
As a son of migrant farm workers from San Benito, Texas, Ramirez developed a strong work ethic early. His parents always advocated for education and taught him that if he wanted a life beyond the fields, he would need a college degree. Ramirez accomplished his dream of attending and graduating from Texas A&I and started his career at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio. In 1990, Ramirez was a founding member of the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT), one of the first incident response centers in the country and the first ever for the Department of Defense. In 2005, Ramirez founded CNF Technologies in San Antonio with a focus on providing system engineering services in cyber security. Today, CNF is a highly recognized leading cybersecurity provider in developing, testing, fielding, sustaining, and employing cyber weapon systems and technologies for Offensive and Defensive Cyber Operations, Cybersecurity Risk Management, and support to Law Enforcement and Counterintelligence operations. Under Ramirez’s leadership, CNF was named #2 on San Antonio Business Journal’s Fast Track Awards and achieved national recognition, for the second year in a row, ranking on Inc. Magazine’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. In 2018, Ramirez was inducted into the Texas Cyber Hall of Honor, a unique and prestigious organization recognizing those who understood, accepted, and overcame risks and challenges by innovatively forging new technological paths. His passion projects remain creating future cyber leaders by providing STEM internships and opportunities in partnership with University of Texas at San Antonio, Alamo Colleges, and local high schools.