Anthony G. “Tony” Morcos will be retiring from Aramco after more than 13 years in Saudi Arabia, and more than 11 years with the company. His most recent position has been a facilities planning specialist in the Process Automation Group of the Facilities Planning Department.
Morcos joined the company in 2010, joining the Facilities Planning Department. During his time with Aramco, Morcos was able to lead the planning of major capital projects through funding across multiple Aramco facilities, and said that he enjoyed working with wonderful people throughout and exploring amazing places in Saudi Arabia through work travel opportunities. His wife Dalia also found rewarding work as registrar with the Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools (SAES), and was able to contribute her skills by coordinating the annual graduation celebrations and volunteering to help out with planning the out-of-Kingdom trips.
Aside from work, Morcos said that he enjoyed participating in the wide variety of activities available for employees in the Dhahran Community. He served as president, coordinator, and assistant coach on the Dhahran Saad Falcons Ice Hockey Club, with whom his son Jonathan and daughter Juliana played. During his six-year tenure with the club, Morcos saw the club flourish from 60+ kids to about 120+ kids, and with the help of amazing part-time hockey coaches (also Aramco employees), observed the kids improve their level of play to the point that they won many gold medals in the GCC championships. Morcos also served as secretary and vice president of the Arabian Kennel Club, and his family were also active in the Half Moon Bay Yacht Association, enjoying the waters of the bay on their Hobie 16 Catamaran and a powerboat.
‘Great Colleagues, Mentors ...’
Whether at work or at play, Morcos said that the best part of working at Aramco and living in the Kingdom was the people he worked alongside and did activities with.
“I want to express my sincerest thanks to all of you because of the times we worked together, played together, and just hung together; and for all you did to enhance our experience here at Saudi Aramco,” Morcos said. “You were great colleagues, mentors, collaborators, confidants, and friends.”
“We watched our two children grow into remarkable young adults, influenced by this precious journey, that we are sure has shaped them into well-rounded people, and filled them with memories that they would never forget,” he added.
In retirement, Tony and Dalia plan to settle in the Tampa, Florida, area, close to their children who attend university in the state. Both Tony and Dalia say they look forward to traveling, spending time with family, and contributing to their community and their church through volunteer work. For those wishing to stay in touch, Tony’s email address is: tdmorcos1@ gmail.com.
— The Arabian Sun: August 25, 2021 | Vol. LXXVI, No. 32