SAN ANTONIO, TX [Nov. 11, 2013]– The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) named Emilio Silvas the new Product Manager and joined the Brangus team in October. Silvas will serve the IBBA and the membership managing current product lineup and providing updates and support to existing members and clients.
“I’m excited for this opportunity, and I look forward to returning to the IBBA,” Silvas said. “My personal goal is to not only meet, but exceed expectations regarding the services we have to offer.”
Silvas has extensive experience with software development and product management. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Notre Dame in 1992. Concluding his college education, Silvas performed cancer research for 10 years where he worked in a lab, produced research papers and wrote and patented software. Before initially working for the IBBA from 2008-2011, Silvas established, successfully managed, and later sold his own web development corporation. After his three-year period at the IBBA, Silvas gained valuable experience working for an online social media company for two years that had a very large online presence. He left as the product manager and lead developer where he managed every aspect of the company’s technology platform from software to servers, including other development personnel. Most recently, Silvas was employed as an application developer for Gore Design Completions, Ltd., a high-end airplane interior redesign company.
“Emilio is an expert in his field, and we are excited to have him join the Brangus team,” said Tommy Perkins, Ph.D., IBBA’s Executive Vice President. “He will be an excellent addition to the staff and will be able to successfully extend product services to our IBBA clients as well as the other three associations we service.
Silvas and his wife, Katherine, have three children, Cruz (nine), Marelys (eight), and Miguel (four). Katherine is the Director of Economic Development for the city of Converse, Texas, and both are very active in city organizations in San Antonio. Silvas was appointed by the City Council to serve two consecutive terms on the San Antonio Ethics Review Board, and he was also in the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, which assists in developing and teaching young entrepreneurs. Silvas is very involved with the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas where he is a youth minister and served on the IT Committee. In addition, he was also an instructor trainer for the American Red Cross.
For more information about the IBBA, visit www.GoBrangus.com. View Silvas’ contact information on the contacts page.