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Distinguished Engineering Alumni

Meet Our 2013 Recipient

Joseph Reyes is the founder of Orion Enterprises and the patriarch of one of America's most successful families of Hispanic heritage. His son, Chris '75, is the co-chairman, with his brother, Jude, of Reyes Holdings in Chicago, the largest beer wholesaler in the United States and a major supplier of products to McDonald's. Mr. Reyes was a Navy carrier fighter pilot who came to Maryland after his service. After graduation, he became a civilian engineer with the Navy and nasa. He later became an entrepreneur and founded various companies, which led to the growth of Reyes Holdings. Mr. Reyes is a member of the Board of Visitors for the A. James Clark School of Engineering. He and his wife, Frannie, have eight children, and his son, Jim '85, runs some of the family operations from Washington, D.C.

Contact Information

For Questions, please contact:

Jeffrey S. Williams
Director of Alumni Relations
(301) 405-8642
jeffsw@umd.edu

 

Each year, the Clark School of Engineering is proud to present the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus or Alumna Award at the Alumni Association Awards Gala. Past recipients have included alumni from all areas of engineering. Nominate exceptional Clark School graduates for this prestigious award [doc].

  • 2013   Joseph A. Reyes, Jr. '57
  • 2012   T. Paul Gaske '76
  • 2011   Aris Mardirossian '74, '75
  • 2010   Hall of Fame: Jeong H. Kim '91 Ph.D.
  • 2009   Anh N. Duong '82
  • 2008   Michael S. Torok '85 and '89
  • 2007   Emilio Fernandez, '69
  • 2006   Brian Hinman, '82
  • 2005    Philip Wiser, '90
  • 2004    Norris J. Krone Jr., '55 Ph.D.
  • 2003    Y.C. (Buno) Pati, '86, '88, '92
  • 2002    Lloyd Robeson, '67 Ph.D.
  • 2001    Ram Mukunda, '79, '81
  • 2000    Michael D. Griffin, '77
  • 1999    Mary E. (Donley) Lacey, '78
  • 1998    Jeong H. Kim, '91
  • 1997    Frederick Kohloss '43
  • 1996    Parker O. Chapman '70
  • 1995    Daniel Boyd '63, '66, '68
  • 1994    100 Centennial Medalists
  • 1993    John N. Lauer '63
  • 1992    Charles B. Irish '52
  • 1991    Theodore J. Smith '53
  • 1990    W. Robert Wilson '49
  • 1989    Stanley R. Zupnik '59
  • 1988    Robert A. Fuhrman '52
  • 1987    William K. Hellman '70
  • 1986    Lindsay R. Norman '60, '70
  • 1985    Judith Resnik '77
  • 1984    Benjamin W. LeSuer '27
  • 1983    Edwin A. Gee '48
  • 1982    Harry B. Smith '49
  • 1981    Fred W. O'Green '49
  • 1980    George V. McGowan '51
  • 1979    A. James Clark '50
  • 1978    James A. Clark '44
  • 1977    Romald E. Bowles '47, '48, '57
  • 1976    Harry K. Wells '43
  • 1975    George O. Weber '33
  • 1974    John W. Stuntz '47, '50
  • 1973    Bastian Hello '48
  • 1972    William F. Neale '34
  • 1971    Harry C. Byrd '08 and
    William H. Corkran Jr. '40
  • 1970    Ben Dyer '31
  • 1969    James E. Dingman '21
  • 1968    James H. Harlow '33