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David C. Williams

Distinguished Engineer: 1975

Degree: Mechanical Engineering – 1947

Citation at Time of Nomination in 1975

David Charles Williams, born in 1923 in Post, Texas, received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1947. He served three years in the U.S. Army Air Corps, in which he became a first lieutenant.

After graduation, Mr. Williams was associated with United Carbon Company, first as design engineer in Borger, Texas and, later, as project engineer in Monroe, Louisiana; as plant engineer in Franklin, Louisiana; as manager of development and plant services in Aransas Pass, Texas; and, in 1962, as general manager of engineering in Houston, Texas, in which capacity he was instrumental in building programs in France, India, Wales, Israel, Venezuela, and Germany.

In 1973, Mr. Williams became the manager of the Engineering and Chemical Company of Ashland Oil, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, which company he now serves as vice president for environmental affairs and safety, Ashland, Kentucky.

Mr. Williams, a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Ohio, and Kentucky, is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is a member of the Division of Environmental Affairs of the American Petroleum Institute and of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Environmental Development Association. He serves on the Action Council of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.

Texas Tech University recognizes, with great pride, David Charles Williams as: DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.

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