Mechanical Engineering – 1948
Raymond B. Ince was born in Spur, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1943 and attended Tech in the College of Business for one semester while in the army. After serving for two years with the 12th Armored Division during World War II, he returned to Texas Tech in 1946, and entered the College of Engineering. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1948.
Upon graduating, he accepted a position as sales engineer in Lubbock for a distributor of General Electric heating and air conditioning equipment. In 1957, with a partner, he established a distribution company in San Antonio for General Electric heating and air conditioning equipment, which serves all of South Texas. This independent distributorship developed into a very strong and successful organization.
Mr. Ince received the Associate Legend Award for his valuable and continuous service from the Greater San Antonio Builders Association. In addition, numerous awards have been bestowed upon him for outstanding performance in distribution of heating and air conditioning equipment and supplies. In 1994, he received the coveted President’s Cup from the Trane Unitary Products Group. This Cup is presented to business professionals for their consistent, outstanding performance in the distribution of heating and air conditioning equipment in the U.S. and for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the industry.
He donated all the heating and air conditioning equipment for the Merket Alumni Center addition, and for The Alamo for the very first time. This year, he will donate the heating and air conditioning equipment and installation for the Stillwell House in Fort Sam Houston, which is a San Antonio historic landmark.
He is a member of the Texas Tech Ex-Students Association, a member of the Tech President’s Council, and a contributor to the Horizon Campaign.
Texas Tech University is pleased to recognize Raymond B. Ince as DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.