The San Joaquin Engineers Council is pleased to announce Dr. George T. Campbell, Jr, as the recipient of the 2016 Engineer of the Year Award.
The award is for meritorious and altruistic service to the engineering profession and to the community. The recipient of this award must have dedicated their professional knowledge and skills to the advancement of human welfare, participated in none but honest enterprises and lived and worked according to the highest standards of professional conduct; to have placed service before profit, the honor and standing of their profession before personal advantage, and the public welfare above all other considerations. Dr. George Campbell was born on August 12, 1944, in New Orleans, LA. He grew up in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated in 1967 from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He received his PhD from MIT in Metallurgy (Material Sciences) in 1971.
He started his career as a Westinghouse Materials Engineer. He headed the research section at Lukens Steel. He then took a position as the Chief Metallurgist at Phoenix Steel. He also worked for Shieldalloy for 13 yrs. as Vice President of Technology. He is currently President and CEO of Valimet and has been with them for the last 21 years.
Dr. Campbell serves on the Stockton Symphony Board of Directors and Dean’s Council School of Engineering at University of the Pacific. He enjoys golf, tennis and gardening.
Dr. Campbell and Mrs. Leslie Contos Hays have been married for 43 years and are blessed with two children and three grandchildren.
The award will be presented to Dr. Campbell at the San Joaquin Engineers Council Annual Engineer’s Banquet on February 25, 2016 at the De Rosa University Center at the University of the Pacific. The banquet is held during Engineer’s Week, a nation-wide event recognizing the works and contributions of the engineering profession.
Please visit http://www.sjec-ca.org or contact Luis Torres, 209-954-8311, for event information and reservations.