Leaders in Business and Industry


Carlos H. Cantú

Class of 1955

Carlos H. Cantú, originally from Brownsville, Texas, the son of Mexican immigrants, graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Agricultural Administration. During his career he built the Terminix company into the leading nationwide pest control business. In 1994 he became president and CEO of ServiceMaster. At the time he was only one of six Hispanics to head a Fortune 500 company. In 1999, his donation of a million dollars established the Carlos H. Cantú Hispanic Education and Opportunity Endowment at Texas A&M. “Education,” he said, “is the great equalizer.”

Raymond V. Gómez

Class of 1964

After graduation from Texas A&M, Raymond V. Gómez continued his studies at Columbia University in New York. He began work for the firm of Edward Durell Stone, where he was a resident architect for the firm in Lima, Perú and later managed the EDS office in Cairo, Egypt. In 1991, he formed the firm RGA and continued his international design work with numerous projects in China and Central America. Raymond currently resides in New York City.

Rafael A. Gonzáles

Class of 1925

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Rafael A. Gonzáles had a distinguished engineering career at Chrysler Automotive in Dayton, Ohio. He rose through the ranks of the company, finishing as Director of Application Engineering for Chrysler’s Airtemp Division.



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