During the week of November 14, delegates from the area’s engineering-related technical societies and several past Engineers of the Year participated in an electronic voting process for the annual Engineer of the Year election. In the past, voting required delegates to travel toÂ sessions at various sites and to cast their votes in person. The votes were then counted manually. This year, an on-line voting method was utilized, which made the process easier for delegates. It appears that the move to the electronic process was successful as participation was higher than it has been in past years.
Each of the three nominated candidates provided biographical information and an essay on this topic – “If elected as Engineer of the Year, you will represent the engineering community in the Delaware Valley. Please discuss how you will promote the importance of our profession when given the opportunity to speak to those outside of the industry.” Delegates used this information in their consideration for voting for the candidates – Deborah Grubbe, Ralph Masiello, and John Nawn.
When the votes were tallied, it was determined that John A. Nawn, PE was elected 2017 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year. We thank the candidates, the nominating societies, the delegates, and the past Engineers of the Year for their efforts. Click here for more information on Mr. Nawn.
Mr. Nawn, along with the other DVEW award recipients, will be formally introduced and inducted at the Engineers Week Luncheon.