Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Section is pleased to announce Rey Saludares as the SPE Young Engineer of the Year for 2008.

Rey was born and raised in Houston near the Greenspoint area. He is the oldest of three children and a first generation college graduate. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2000.

He has worked in various production and reservoir engineering capacities of increasing responsibility and accountability since joining Anadarko in June 2000 in Midland, Texas. He obtained his professional engineering license in 2005 while preparing for his wedding, planning the Oklahoma budget for APC, and recruiting summer interns from The University of Texas at Austin. He is now one of two reservoir engineers in the Business Planning and Reserves group of the Southern Region.

Upon returning from Midland in 2002, Rey began actively volunteering with SPE-GCS. Rey has served in various capacities for the organization. These roles include Scholarship/Internship Chair (three years), Awards Banquet Chair and Vice-Chair, and Roughneck Camp Chair for the SPE-GCS Emerging Leaders Program (now Young Professionals). He is also active with the Communities in Schools-Houston Job Orientation Program, High School Recruiting Fairs, and the Ad-Hoc Education Committee.

Rey firmly promotes the Golden Rule of Life and a work/life balance all while following a simple motto, “No Goals, No Glory!” His hobbies include SPE volunteerism, golf, baseball, softball, basketball, football, college recruiting, business and leadership development, and most importantly, family. 

Rey is married to Karla and recently became a father to a beautiful little girl named Sophia Alexis.