Ing. Carmel Cuschieri
Founder at Camilleri & Cuschieri
Ing. Carmel better known as Charles Cuschieri founded the consultancy firm in 1979 together with the late A.G. Camilleri CEng FIEE. Graduated from the University of Malta in BSc Eng with first class honours in 1977. Worked for a short period with Enemalta, he joined the then Pioneer Corps as second lieutenant but only 3 weeks later left and joint Bortex as a production Engineer for the period October 1977 to March 1978. He then joined Delta Electronika of Holland as a design electronics engineer and stayed there till June 1982.
During this period he met Ing Albert Camilleri through his son Bertie, a highly respected engineer, a president of the then electrical engineers association and later to become the first president of the Malta Chamber of Engineers. Ing Camilleri introduced Charles to consultancy in engineering and the latter took over all of the work that Ing Camilleri had at this time. This he did in parallel to his duties at Delta. The keeping of the name Camilleri in the name of the consultancy firm confirms the respect that Charles had towards his senior and tutor Ing Camilleri.
In 1982 Ing Cuschieri joined the University of Malta as the youngest full time lecturer at the time. He lectured in analogue and digital electronics and later in Power electronics. He was also responsible to start a line of research in the field of inverters, variable speed drives and variable speed constant voltage generators mainly for wind turbines. His work was acclaimed by the external professor at the time who was himself a power electronics professor. He instigated and supervised a large number of final year dissertations.
In 1989 he left full time lecturing at University to the surprise of Professor Borg Costanzi, Rector of University at the time, and his colleagues to continue full time with consultancy. By this time Ing Cuschieri had already completed a number of projects including a number of hotels including the Park Hotel in Sliema, The Miramare Hotel in St Julians and the Regent Hotel in Sliema.
At that time Charles had his first employee, a draughtsman. Cad was not invented at the time and all drawings were had drawn.
The rest, as they say is history. The first engineer to be employed was Ing Jonathan Bonett, a director of C&C Consulting Engineers since 2002.
Ing Cuschieri still maintains his position as managing director, managing one of the largest, qualified and experienced teams of engineers and autocad draughtsman in Malta giving a services to Clients which is second to none