Mechanical Engineering – 1960
Jack L. Clem was born in Lubbock, Texas, and graduated with high honors with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1975. In 1985, he was selected the outstanding MBA graduate from West Texas State University. In addition, Mr. Clem has attended numerous renowned programs on leadership and management.
Upon graduation from Texas Tech, Mr. Clem worked at Occidental Chemical Company as Plant Engineer, Manager of Engineering and Maintenance, and Assistant Plant Manager for the Farm Products Division. In 1979, he became Senior Project Engineer at J. M. Huber Corporation, the world’s fourth largest carbon black manufacturer and one of the oldest of J. M. Huber’s twelve divisions.
At J. M. Huber Corporation, one of the largest privately held companies in North America, Mr. Clem served in the Engineered Carbons Division as Manager of Engineering, General Manager, Assistant to the Division President, Manager of Business Development, and Vice President of Materials Management. While in the Engineering Department, he was in charge of a large capital expansion program for the division, adding high–capacity reactors and cogeneration to Huber’s plants, developing advanced materials and processes for high–temperature service, and developing new world–wide markets. On June 15, 1991, he was promoted to Division President, Engineered Carbons Division, of J. M. Huber Corporation with plants in Borger, Baytown, and Orange, Texas, licenses in Asia, Eastern Europe, and a world–wide customer base. The company is rapidly expanding its markets domestically and internationally, relying on what Clem notes are "the fundamentals of solid business, know your customer, insist on quality, and never stop improving."
A professional engineer, Mr. Clem has served on the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board and is a member of the Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of Plastics Engineers, and the Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is active in the Borger, Texas, community where he is President of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors for Golden Plains Community Hospital, and a volunteer serving on numerous civic committees. He is active at Gardner State Church of Christ as a deacon, bible class teacher, and chairman of the Education Committee. He also coaches youth basketball.
Mr. Clem and his wife, Teresa, have two daughters, Kristi and Katie.
We are honored to name Jack L. Clem a DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.