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Raymond E. Goff

Distinguished Engineer: 1944

Degree: Industrial Engineering – 1969

Citation at Time of Nomination in 1944

Raymond E. Goff, a longtime resident of Corpus Christi, received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1969 and 1970, respectively. In 1970, Mr. Gaff embarked on a highly successful career with the Anheuser–Busch Companies, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. His first position was as Section Manager for Corporate Industrial Engineering. Three years later, he became the Management Research Analyst of the parent company’s Finance Division, and in 1975, Assistant to the Vice President of Finance. In 1977, Goff had responsibility for the general administration of the beer company in the position of Executive Assistant to the President. For five years, from 1981 to 1986, he was Vice President of Administration, with supervision over budgeting, industrial engineering, productivity improvement, and the administration of the beer company.

He then was promoted to Vice President and Group Executive of Anheuser–Busch Companies, St. Louis, Missouri. His responsibilities in this role included overseeing Corporate Materials Acquisitions and more than $3 billion in expenditures plus an annual operating budget. He also administered Corporate Research and Development and a $17 million annual budget. Reporting to Mr. Goff were two Anheuser–Busch subsidiaries, Busch Agricultural Resources, which has $250 million in annual sales, and Busch Biotech, Inc.

In March 1994, Mr. Goff was named Senior Vice President–Asia–Pacific, Anheuser–Busch Companies, Inc. In this new role, he remains a member of the corporation’s 16–member Policy Committee, which sets corporate policy and oversees operation of all subsidiaries.

Mr. Goff has been an able and responsive member of the Texas Tech Department of Industrial Engineering, having served two terms on the industrial Engineering Advisory Board and sharing his expertise and advice with students and faculty. In addition, he was among the first group selected for the Industrial Engineering Academy and has served as Vice–Chair and Secretary–Treasurer for the group. He assumes the position of Chairman this spring. He has been very instrumental in establishing the cooperation of Anheuser–Busch in Industrial Engineering research and departmental development projects.

Mr. Goff finds time to serve as a volunteer board member for two not–for–profit conservation organizations: The World Bird Sanctuary in Eureka, Missouri, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Missoula, Montana. He and his wife of 28 years, Diana, also own a medium–size cattle ranching operation in north central Montana.

Mr. and Mrs. Goff have two daughters, Dallas and Travis.

It is with great pleasure and pride that Texas Tech University confers upon Raymond E. Goff the title DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.

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