Governor appoints Bennett to state post
AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry has announced the appointment of Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. The board licenses engineers, enforces the Texas Engineering Practice Act and regulates the practice of professional engineering in Texas. Bennett is vice chancellor of engineering for The Texas A&M University System, director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and a professor of industrial engineering at Texas A&M. He has held faculty positions at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University of South Florida as well as senior engineering positions at the Martin Co., Lockheed Research Laboratories and Honeywell Aerospace Corp. Bennett holds a doctorate in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has been recognized for his professional contributions by being elected a Fellow of both the Society of Logistics Engineers and the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He was awarded the Eccles Medal by the Society of Logistics Engineers for his contributions to logistics engineering and has been recognized as a distinguished educator through the awarding of the Albert G. Holzman Award by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Bennett's term on the Texas Board of Professional Engineers will expire Sept. 26, 2011. The appointment is subject to senate confirmation during the 2007 Regular Session.