MBA Finance, 1985, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1981, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Professional Experience Summary
Mr. Joe Diaz, founder, CEO and President of MIRATEK holds a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA degree from the University of North Texas. His extensive technical expertise was developed over a multi-year career with internationally recognized companies (Exxon, IBM, General Dynamics and EG&G) in roles involving program development/administration, problem-solving/data analysis, staff training/supervision, field research and technical reporting program oversight, and both internal and external liaison responsibilities at the executive level. In all aspects of product development, demonstrated superior knowledge of technology, data operations, and marketing of commercial, military, and R & D programs.
Mr. Diaz is an entrepreneur who has implemented and followed a strategic business model to grow the firm successfully. He attributes the firm’s success to strict project management/project controls on all technical tasks, a positive attitude, and simply perseverance and hard work.
Mr. Diaz has surrounded himself with a superior technical staff made up of professionals/technicians from government, industry and academia. The MIRATEK staff is made up of technical personnel with numerous professional certifications/affiliations.
MIRATEK has been positioned to compete and support a diversified market/client mix including federal, state, commercial and international (multi-national) organizations). Mr. Diaz has instilled the spirit of strategic teaming alliances to increase technical capacity/resources and financial strength in a very competitive environment. MIRATEK has formed strategic teaming/integrator alliances with corporate giants like Silicon Graphics, Raytheon, Lockheed and Booz Allen to support the challenging technology needs of government and commercial customers.
MIRATEK has received numerous awards/commendations: selected as the Fort Bliss SBA Prime Contractor of the Year (2000). Also, MIRATEK earned the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Administrator Award of Excellence (2006 and 2008)”. In addition, MIRATEK was listed in the INC Magazine list of fastest growing inner city firms. Mr. Diaz also received the HENAAC Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2002 and was selected as the TAMACC (Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce) Businessman of the Year 2004. MIRATEK has been named in the Hispanic Business 500 for ten consecutive years through 2012.
Under the leadership of Joe Diaz, MIRATEK has experienced significant expansion over the last 18 years (since its inception in 1994) and is positioned for future growth and diversification.
- MIRATEK Joint Venture with PERIKIN Enterprises awarded AEDC $13.6 Million Contract to provide High-Speed/Hypersonic (HS/H) Test and Evaluation (T&E) Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS)
- MIRATEK Joint Venture with PERIKIN Enterprises awarded an initial $3.6 Million, One Year Base Period and two one-year option periods DOE NNSA GMS Contract
- MIRATEK diversifies into the Health Care industry providing Information Technology Support Services to Senior Quality Lifestyles (SQLC)
- MIRATEK Joint Venture is awarded two DOE NNSA NSDD Contracts
- MIRATEK Joint Venture with PERIKIN Enterprises, PERTEK, wins $10M nation wide competitive IDC Contract