Harman Professional Chief Executive Officer, Blake Augsburger, has been named a recipient of Texas Tech Universityâ€™s Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering Distinguished Engineer Award. The prestigious Award is a recognition of University alum who have excelled in their profession, have provided inspiration to their peers and have demonstrated a continuing interest in areas outside of engineering. Blake Augsburger joins Chi-Ming Chang, James A. Edmiston, Shelby Johnson and J. G. Soules as 2009 Distinguished Engineer Award recipients for outstanding contributions to the engineering field.
â€œI am honored and humbled to be named a Distinguished Engineer by Texas Tech University,â€? Blake Augsburger said today. â€œHaving attended the school for my graduate and post-graduate degrees, I am acutely aware of the depth of talent that passes through the Universityâ€™s halls. Itâ€™s a great privilege to join Chi-Ming Chang, James A. Edmiston, Shelby Johnson and J. G. Soules as a 2009 Distinguished Engineer Award recipient. I congratulate the other recipients and I am grateful to the University for its contribution to the advancement of engineering innovation, for its great service to the student body and for the education and direction that I received at the school.â€?
The Distinguished Engineer Award was established during the 1966-67 academic year to recognize the most outstanding alumni of the college. Since that time, 194 graduates have received this honor.
â€œThe Distinguished Engineer award is an excellent opportunity for the Whitacre College of Engineering to recognize our exceptional alumni,â€? said Pamela Eibeck, dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering. â€œOur faculty and staff are proud of the accomplishments of our alumni, especially those that earn the title of â€˜Distinguished Engineer.â€™ These five individuals are members of an elite group that have coupled outstanding career success with significant contributions to society.â€?
â€œThe professional audio and video communities are packed tight with excellent engineering talent and at Harman Professional we are determined to lead AV innovation by investing heavily in engineering R&D so that our products out-innovate the competition and outperform market expectations,â€? Augsburger continued. â€œI am proud and pleased that Harman Professionalâ€™s recognized track record of engineering excellence and innovation mirrors that of Texas Tech.â€?