C. R. “Chuck” Pennoni Named Engineering Leader of the Year
Philadelphia, PA– C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, founder and chairman of Pennoni, a multidiscipline engineering firm, is named the 2017 Engineering Leader of the Year by Drexel University’s College of Engineering. Since 2003, Drexel University’s College of Engineering has chosen a worthy delegate for this prestigious award, and Mr. Pennoni is the 14th Leader of the Year alongside a distinguished list of individuals that includes presidents and chief executive officers of major corporations, inventors, astronauts, academics, and industry leaders.
The Engineering Leader of the Year is an award given to individual who demonstrate leadership in the development of technology-based solutions to societal problems, and serve as an example of outstanding achievement for current and future generations of engineers. A 2000 inductee into the National Academy of Engineering, Mr. Pennoni has held many designations such as; president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, director and president of the ASCE Foundation, a trustee and president of United Engineering Trustees, Inc., president of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and a member of the United States Council for International Engineering Practice.
Along with holding these titles, Mr. Pennoni has spent much of his career teaching other engineers and remaining highly involved in education. A licensed engineer in 11 states, Mr. Pennoni has taught strength of materials and structural design at Temple University, lectured at numerous colleges and universities, and authored 44 papers on the subjects of engineering, planning, ethics, accreditation, and professional development. He served on the engineering advisory boards of Widener University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University and is governor emeritus at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
As his company Pennoni celebrated 50 years in business in 2016, Mr. Pennoni further demonstrates his success as an engineer. Mr. Pennoni was honored for this award on March 9, 2017.