Industry Engineer of the Year

Last Modified: April 2, 2024
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Current Recipient

  • Industry Engineer of the Year 2024

    Ronald S. Carson, Ph. D., ESEP®

    Certification Training International

    Ronald S. Carson, Ph. D., ESEP®,Certification Training International, has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Industry Engineer-of-the-Year Award in recognition of his many contributions to systems engineering and technical leadership in the aerospace industry.

    He is a distinguished professional with a remarkable background in systems engineering. He is the author of numerous Boeing engineering design standards regarding requirements analysis. These enterprise-wide business process guides/instructions are widely used across the company’s business units and in training courses on requirements analysis and architecture processes. As a Technical Fellow, he was responsible for model-based systems engineering process development, deployment, improvement, training, and assessment for Puget Sound and enterprise-wide activities.

    He joined the Boeing Company in 1987 to work on the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison program and led the development of design requirements, preliminary design, design analysis, test requirements, test conduct, test data analyses, and test reporting for all electromagnetic pulse developmental and system-level tests. He later worked on multiple Boeing programs for which he was responsible for functional analysis and development of system architecture requirements.

    Upon retirement from Boeing in 2015, he became an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington where he taught graduate courses. He also became an Adjunct Professor at Seattle Pacific University. In 2022, he joined Certification Training International as a course facilitator, providing international training to prepare individuals to pass the INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional Certification Examination.

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Award Criteria

  • Has contributed significantly to the application of engineering in industry.
  • Has shown leadership in advancing or improving the industrial process.
  • Has demonstrated use of engineering to minimize environmental impacts.

Past Recipients

  • 2023 – Steven Chisholm, The Boeing Company
  • 2022 – Luis Leon, The Boeing Company
  • 2019 – Rod Boyer, RBTi Consulting
  • 2017 – Majid Abab, The Boeing Company
  • 2015 – Daniel Sanders, PhD – The Boeing Company
  • 2013 – Shanying Zeng, Ph. D. – The Boeing Company
  • 2012 – Linda M. S. Thomas – The Boeing Company
  • 2011 – Tamaira Ross – The Boeing Company
  • 2010 – Glen J. Bertini, PE – Novinium
  • 2009 – Leonard Frederick Reid – Fatigue Technology, Inc.
  • 2008 – Arlene McKeeman Brown – The Boeing Company
  • 2007 – Dr. Naval Agarwal – The Boeing Company
  • 2006 – Cynthia Wernet PE – The Boeing Company
  • 2005 – James T. Russell
  • 2004 – Roger Gallington Ph.D. PE – American Challenge
  • 2003 – John R. Holmquist PE, NSPE – Weyerhaeuser
  • 2002 – Edward R. Schild PE, NSPE – Puget Sound Energy
  • 2001 – Mostafa Rasaian Ph.D. PE – The Boeing Company
  • 2000 – Michael A. Landy – BF Goodrich Aerospace Company
  • 1999 – W. Marlo Stebner – The Boeing Company
  • 1998 – Glenn K. Landguth PE – The Boeing Company
  • 1997 – Richard J Schonberger Ph.D – Schonberger Assoc
  • 1995 – Warren E. Jamison Ph.D, PE – Salient Systems Inc.
  • 1994 – Eugene K. Melnick PE – The Boeing Company
  • 1993 – Kathryn Whiting – The Boeing Company
  • 1992 – Robert J. Gerrish PE – The Boeing Company
  • 1991 – Richard Coe Ph.D – The Boeing Company
  • 1990 – Douglas E. Miller PE – The Boeing Company
  • 1989 – Robert M. Braukus – Puget Sound Power & Light
  • 1988 – David W. Harris – The Boeing Company
  • 1987 – Douglas C. Montgomery Ph.D – University of Washington
  • 1986 – Alan R. Mulally – The Boeing Company
  • 1985 – David L. Coffman – Coffman Engineers
  • 1984 – James A. Kinghorn – U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • 1983 – Robert Pedersen PE – Wash. Surveying & Rating B.
  • 1982 – William Beebe – The Boeing Company
  • 1981 – Robert Gilmore
  • 1980 – Robert T. Bronder PE – The Boeing Company
  • 1979 – Elizabeth Plunkett – The Boeing Company