Texas Tech University

Distinguished Engineer 2020

de2020Paul Morrow


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University - 1991
M.S. General Business, Texas Tech University - 1993 

"Few people more fully embody the standards of the award: honesty, integrity, diversity of interests and a dedication to career and service valuing others above self. I know that he is always proud of not only the companies he has built and continues to grow, but in the many activities and people that he has and continues to impact." – Coby J. Crawford, P.E.


At Time of Nomination in 2020

Paul Morrow serves as the President of Morrow Energy. He attended Texas Tech University where he earned both his MS in Chemical Engineering as well as his MBA, but his career in the natural gas industry began at the age of 14 as he chased his dad around industrial facilities. A registered Professional Engineer, Paul's duties as President include strategic planning, engineered product management, design, and operations of gas treating equipment and landfill gas collection. While his experience in gas treatment has been largely hands-on and logistics, Paul has managed the design, construction, and operation of numerous gas treating and dehydration systems for conventional natural gas, landfill, and digester facilities. He is named on three processing patents.

His volunteer activities include involvement in Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Lubbock and Midland, and President of the board of directors of both the Midland Montessori School and Boys and Girls Club of the Permian Basin. He and his wife Katy have four children: Maggie (21 and a senior at the University of Denver), James (18 and a senior at Hillcrest School), Rebecca (17 and a senior at UTPB STEM Academy Odessa) and Anna Kate (15 and a 9th grader at UTPB STEM Odessa). Paul enjoys sharing his experiences and has given his "Engineer to Entrepreneur" presentation a few times to engineering students at Texas Tech. He was invited to present the same presentation and hosted at the Texas A&M.ChE. He also instigated the new pilot plant recently installed at the Chemical Engineering Department at Texas Tech.