Mr. Rifaat has been the owner of a small consulting engineering business since 1973, and has provided quality, professional engineering services nationally and internationally to over 100 clients in over two-dozen countries.
Specialities include providing experienced advice to clients interested in developing or expanding international exposure for their products and services, as well as in-depth consultation with clients to develop a master international, regional, or country strategy, including specific market and business plans.
Major projects include The Electrical Energy Export Program for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, cities and new communities (El Shams City – Assiut, Egypt; Hail Electrification Project – Hail, Saudi Arabia; El Montazah Housing Complex – Alexandria, Egypt; Khan Khalily Pyramids Project – Alexandria, Egypt), petrochemical and industrial projects, airports and airline facilities,medical facilities, commercial, recreational, and residential buildings, schools, universities, and research facilities.
COLLEGE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, Tripoli, Libya
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
EIDGENOSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE (ETH), Zurich Switzerland
ALEXANDRIA UNIVERSITY, Alexandria, Egypt
TRANSTECH ENGINEERS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Houston, TX | 1978 – Present: Chairman & CEO
RDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Houston, TX | 1975 – 78: Vice President & Co-Founder
JANSONS ROBERTS TAYLOR ASSOCIATES, Reston, VA | 1973 – 75: Associate & Chief Electrical Engineer
PERKINS & WILL, INC. Washington, DC | 1972 – 73: Head of Electrical Dept. & Sr. Electrical Engineer
CUNNINGHAM-LIMP COMPANY, Birmingham, MI | 1969 – 70: June – Oct. 1972: Project Electrical Engineer (Consultant)
THE DETROIT EDISON COMPANY, Detroit, MI | 1970 – 72: Electrical Design Engineer (Consultant)
ESSO STANDARD LIBYA, INC. Tripoli, Libya | 1967 – 68: Electrical Engineer