Three Kansas University alumni were recognized as outstanding engineers at the KU School of Engineering's 15th annual Distinguished Engineering Service Awards banquet Thursday at the Adams Alumni Center.
P.J. "Jim" Adam, chairman and chief executive officer of Black & Veatch of Kansas City, Mo.; Jack Daily, partner of Lutz, Daily & Brain Consulting Engineers of Overland Park; and Robert Eaton, chairman and chief executive officer of Chrysler Corp. of Highland Park, Mich., received 1995 Distinguished Engineering Service Awards.
The winners received special medallions designed by Jon Robert Havener, a KU professor of design.
Each year, the KU engineering advisory board receives nominations for the award from school alumni and friends. The board is a group of engineers that meets regularly to suggest ways to improve the school.
Award recipients, who are KU alumni or engineers who have maintained close contact with KU, are chosen for their personal achievement, leadership and service to the profession and the university.
Adam was recognized for his contributions to the electric-power industry and his leadership of one of the country's largest engineering firms. He earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in 1956.
Daily was recognized for his leadership in the design of electrical-power units and waste-treatment systems that protect the environment. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering in 1948.
Eaton was recognized for his leadership, knowledge of industry and "passion for automobiles," according to a statement. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1963.