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Ernest Vincent Pons (1957 - ). Ernesto Vicente Pons García y García Sánchez was born in Havana, Cuba on October 31, 1957. A descendant of Spanish grandparents from Barcelona, Cataluña and Vivero, Galicia (Spain) who had emigrated to Cuba before the Spanish Civil War. Pons in turn emigrated to the United States on May 3, 1966 with his parents and anglicized his name to Ernest Vincent Pons upon attaining US Citizenship on July 4, 1973. Ernest Vincent Pons was educated at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida (BS, Chemistry, 1980), Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota (MBA, 2006). He is currently the Customer Service Supervisor for the Marina Coast Water District. Pons was previously employed at Ampex Corporation (1982-1985), Digital Equipment Corporation (1988-1993) and the University of California (1999-2006).