|William Miller Jr., P.E., has been inducted into the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame, which honors those who have helped build the state's maritime heritage. Miller, a World War II veteran, served as the executive director of the Delaware River and Bay Authority from 1963 until 1991. His tenure included guiding the construction of the second span along the Delaware Memorial Bridge in 1968 and the establishment of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in 1964.
David Whitman, P.E., received the distinguished service award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, after earning the same award from the council's western zone earlier this year. Previously vice president of the western zone from 200608 and president from 200910, Whitman has over 10 years of experience serving on the Wyoming Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. In addition, he's a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wyoming.
James Pappas, P.E., recently received the international distinguished service award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers at its annual conference. In addition, he received the distinguished member award from the society and was selected to chair its production and operations award committee. He holds degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Texas at Tyler.
||The online publisher Top Female Executives has named Jocelyne Gray, P.E., as one of its 2012 representatives. Working in Mason County's public utility district number 1, in the state of Washington, she is director for the district's water and wastewater operations. This includes 35 water systems throughout the county.|
In late October, Ben Hatfield, P.E., was promoted to president and CEO of Patriot Coal Corp., after joining the company as executive vice president a year prior. He has held numerous leadership positions during his 30 years in the coal industry, including president of eastern operations for Arch Coal Inc. In addition to his professional work, he's a board member of the West Virginia Coal Association. He holds a degree in mining engineering from Virginia Tech.
Chris Baer, P.E., has joined the engineering team for Kolberg-Pioneer Inc., a manufacturer of aggregate processing equipment located in Yankton, South Dakota. He will perform structural steel design for the firm's washing and material handling product lines. Baer has previous experience as a design engineer, and he holds a bachelor's in civil engineering and a master's in structural engineering, both from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
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