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Celso Augusto Carbonell

civil and military engineer

Celso Augusto Carbonell, Panamanian civil and military engineer.


Carbonell, Celso Augusto was born on July 5, 1922 in Panama, Republic Panama. Son of Celestino and Graciela Vaccaro Carbonell.


Military Engineer, Military Academy Peru, 1944. Civil Engineer, State University Iowa, 1947.


Soils engineer, Canal Zone, 1947. Assistant municipal engineer, Panama, 1948-1950, chief municipal engineer, 1950-1952. District manager Sika C. American, 1952-1956.

Executive vice president Sika Panama S.A., 1956-1959, president, 1959-1963. President Propaco, S.A., since 1957, Protex Panama, S.A., since 1964. Minister of public works, 1951, 1968-1969.

Candidate for vice president Panama, 1964. Honorary consul of Peru in Panama, 1972-1976, of Paraguay, since 1976.


  • Author papers on concrete.


Member Panamanian Society Engineers and Architects (president 1955-1956), Federation Engineering Societies (vice president 1978-1983), Federation Architectural Societies (member organizing committee 17th Panam. Congress 1984), American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of America Military Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Testing and Materials, American Concrete Institute, Reinforced Concrete Association, American Society Port. Clubs: Golf, Executives.


Married Victoria Gascon, June 3, 1947. Children– Celso, Carlos.

Celestino Carbonell

Graciela Vaccaro Carbonell

Victoria Gascon

Celso Carbonell

Carlos Carbonell