Northridge, CA (April 27, 2009)--Harman Professional chief executive officer, Blake Augsburger, has been named a recipient of Texas Tech University's Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering Distinguished Engineer Award.
The 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. 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.
"I am honored and humbled to be named a Distinguished Engineer by Texas Tech University," Blake Augsburger said today. "Having attended the school for my graduate and post-graduate degrees, I am acutely aware of the depth of talent that passes through the University's halls. It'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."
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 the honor.
"The Distinguished Engineer award is an excellent opportunity for the Whitacre College of Engineering to recognize our exceptional alumni," said Pamela Eibeck, dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering. "Our faculty and staff are proud of the accomplishments of our alumni, especially those that earn the title of 'Distinguished Engineer.' These five individuals are members of an elite group that have coupled outstanding career success with significant contributions to society."
"The 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," Augsburger continued. "I am proud and pleased that Harman Professional's recognized track record of engineering excellence and innovation mirrors that of Texas Tech."
Harman International Industries, Inc.