Industrial Engineering – 1943
Berl M. Springer, born in Lakeview, Texas, in 1921, received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1943.
After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1944 through 1946, he became a draftsman with Southwestern Public Service in Amarillo, Texas. Then followed a series of promotions with this company: statistician–engineer, rate engineer, rate manager, manager of rates and budgets, and director of rates and budgets. In 1972, he became executive vice president. Since that time, his influence within the company has increased at a rapid pace.
Mr. Springer, not content to attend only to career demands, has served his community in a wide variety of ways: as co–chairman of the United Way; as president of its American Cancer Society; as a director of Y.M.C.A.; as a member of the Administrative Board of his church; and as a member of the Industry Advisory Committee of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University.
For his exceptional level of technical competence, for his rise to top level management in a major corporation, for his many contributions to his community and the school of which he is an alumnus, it is with pride that Texas Tech awards Berl M. Springer the distinction: DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.