The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Seattle District Office has named Carlos Veliz, president/CEO and owner of PCSI Design, Inc. in Bothell, as the 2008 Washington State SBA Minority Small Business Champion of the Year.
PCSI Design Inc. is a product design and engineering services company that can prototype, model and build parts or tools for planes, trains, automobiles and more. Its customers come from aerospace, automotive, medical, electronics, consumer, recreational, fitness and retail industries.
Veliz, the son of Mexican migrant workers, made education a priority and studied mechanical tooling engineering. He started PCSI Design in 1997.
PSCI Design is an SBA 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business certified firm, which is a strategic partner of the Boeing Co. Supplier Diversity Program. It has grown rapidly in its 10-year history of operation and now supports contracts nationally as well as internationally in Austria and Germany. In 2006, company revenue grew 100 percent; it achieved another revenue increase in 2007 of approximately 46 percent.
Veliz serves and volunteers with numerous organizations, including the Everett Mayor’s Diversity Task Force, Habitat for Humanities, Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and missions to Mexico supporting San Vincente’s Mexico Service Missions. Veliz speaks to students at schools and colleges about the importance of having a dream and accepting the hard work and commitment it takes to stay focused on making dreams come true.
He established the Carlos Veliz Scholarship Fund to address the needs of local youths and their educational endeavors.