Distinguished Engineering Graduates 2005

Glenn E. Taylor

Glenn Taylor

B.S.Ch.E., 1958
Executive Director, retired
American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Glenn E. Taylor’s career began after graduation at Diamond Shamrock, now Industrial Chemicals, headquartered in Richmond, Va. During 20 years with the corporation, he served in process engineering and development, as an operations supervisor, a technical manager, a plant manager, and eventually a division operations manager. Five of those years were spent on assignment in Colombia, South America, and in Mexico as part of the International Division.

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Jack P. Randall

Jack P. Randall

B.S.C.E. 1972, M.S.C.E. 1975
Founder, former president and CEO, Randall & Dewey Inc.

Jack P. Randall earned bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering in the 1970s. After graduation he worked for Amoco for 14 years, serving in various engineering, operations, and management positions. When he resigned to found his own company, he was Amoco's manager of mergers and acquisitions.

In 1989 Randall, along with Ken Dewey and an administrative assistant, formed Randall & Dewey Inc. to provide the oil industry with new approaches and methods to mergers and acquisitions. The advisory firm significantly transformed the mergers and acquisitions business in oil and gas and is recognized as having pioneered the transactions business as it is now conducted worldwide.

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David Fowler

David Fowler

B.S.A.E. ‘60, M.S.A.E. ‘62
Professor of Architectural Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

As a distinguished architectural engineer, Dr. David Fowler has made numerous contributions to his profession and to the educational development of young engineers.

Fowler began his own education at The University of Texas at Austin earning a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in architectural engineering. He joined the College’s civil engineering faculty in 1964 after completing a doctorate in that area at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Jeffery D. Hildebrand

Jeffery D. Hildebrand

M.S.P.E. ‘85
President and CEO
Hilcorp Engineering Co.

Jeffery D. Hildebrand’s entrepreneurial acumen became evident when he began running his own oil and gas production company three years after completing a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

His ability to tackle challenges was already evident when he served as a technical examiner for the Texas Railroad Commission while completing his graduate degree.

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W.E. Findley

W.E. Findley

B.S.P.E., 1947
President
FESCO, Inc.

After taking a 2-year break from college to serve in World War II as an engineering officer in the navy, W.E. Findley returned in 1947 to The University of Texas at Austin to earn a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering. He began his career as a sales and equipment engineer for oilfield processing equipment, working for two years in Alice, Texas.

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OYEG Honorees

An "Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate" (OYEG) is a graduate who is under the age of 40 at the time of selection. Learn more about OYEG honorees.