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William M. Lewis

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William M. Lewis

Class of 1945

Inducted: July 2006



William Lewis, a registered professional engineer in Ohio and 16 additional states, founded Lewis and Associates in 1958. He has more than 50 years of experience in plans, design, construction, maintenance and management with public utilities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Asia. He has served as a consultant to the governments of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and India for their electrical utilities. He conceived the idea of a prefabricated power plant and implemented the idea with the construction of a power plant in St. Nazaire, France, transporting it across the Atlantic ocean, floating it up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and then installing it at the Greenup Dam.

Awards and Honors:
1982 Ohio Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement
1991 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Engineering, The Ohio State University

Memberships:
Member, Committee of 100 for Engineering for The Ohio State University
Member, The Ohio State University Electrical Engineering Industry Education Advisory Council
Member, Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
Member, Ohio Association of Energy Engineers
Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Senior Charter Member of the Association of Energy Engineers
Member, Cogeneration Institute of the Asociation of Energy Engineers
Member, National Society of Professional Engineers
Co-authored and presented articles in various professional journals and symposiums worldwide

Community Involvement:
1962 – 1983 Wheelersburg Board of Education
Ohio School Board Association
1983 Chairman, OSBA’s Policy and Legislative
1980 – 1983 Member Executive Committee and Board of Trustees
1975 – 1983 Member OSBA’s Southeast Region Executive Committee
1978 President of Southeast Region
1984 – 1986 Member, Ohio Teacher Education and Certification Committee
1978 – 1980 Member, Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
1984 – 1993 Board of Trustees, Mercy Hospital
1986 – 1996 Board of Trustees, Southern Ohio Medical Center

Work Experience:
Lewis and Associates
Engineering and Economic Consultant to the Asian Development Bank
Designed and managed the acquisition and construction of the first power project at a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Locks and dam.
Team leader for the government of the Phillippines for supervisory control and data
acquisition systems of water systems for the city of Manila.
Consultant to Ohio School Boards Association for deregulation of electricity

Education:
1948 The Ohio State University, Bachelor’s Electrical Engineering (Power option)
1982 Ohio University, Master’s Business Administration
1996 Ohio University, PH.D. in Economic Research and Statistics

Personal:
Wife: Ruth Ann Bowen Lewis
Children: Michael, Rebecca, and Melissa
 
 

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