Distinguished Engineer Citations
William D. TrammellDistinguished Engineer: 1985
Degree: Chemical Engineering – 1957
Citation at Time of Nomination in 1985
A 1957 graduate in Chemical Engineering and a native of Hillsboro, William D. Trammell is currently Treasurer of the Fluor Corporation. He has made significant contributions to engineering, corporate financial management, and education.
Mr. Trammell began his career with the Atlantic Refining Company (ARCO) as a process engineer. With the General Electric Company, Silicone Product Department from 1959–1968, he proved his scientific and engineering expertise through work that led to two patent applications–one for a high temperature sampling technique and the other for polymer structure of silicone dielectrics. Multitalented, he moved into sales, assuming responsibilities as an international specialist in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In 1968, he joined the Fluor Corporation as a marketing research/economic analyst with Bonner & Moore Associates. He received an MBA with Honors from the University of Houston in 1970 and moved into positions of increasing responsibility with Fluor, including marketing coordinator for international sales; manager of finance and administration, Deep Oil Technology; and senior manager, project financing. In 1982, Mr. Trammell became assistant treasurer of the corporation and in 1984, treasurer, responsible for corporate financing, project financing and treasury operations.
Throughout his active career, Mr. Trammell has found time to serve the needs of young people through educational and volunteer programs. As a student, he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Saddle Tramps, and now he is Tech’s advocate with the Fluor Foundation for the Fluor Scholar program. Largely because of his efforts, the College is able to award six annual scholarships to outstanding students. He is also actively involved in the Boy Scouts and teaches in a sailing program that he greatly enjoys.
Because of Mr. William D. Trammell’s service in engineering, business, education, and society, we are proud to designate him a DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.