Former student Scott receives Lifetime Achievement Award

John A. Scott '73, former student of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and president of Applied Systems Technology and Transfer Inc., is the recipient of a 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads.This prestigious award honors industrial engineering graduates from Texas universities who have accomplished significant career achievements.Scott has more than 33 years experience in corporate, project, and business management. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1971 from Youngstown State University and a master's degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M in 1973. Following graduate school, Scott worked for the United States Army managing chemical weapons destruction and environmental cleanup programs around the world.He joined Parsons Corp. in 1985 where he has been a program manager responsible for management of multibillion dollar programs to dispose of the U.S. stockpile of chemical and biological weapons; a vice president responsible for a full range of engineering and construction projects for both facilities and remediation of chemical and nuclear wastes; a vice president responsible for the design, construction, and operation of a major Army facility for neutralization and disposal of the chemical agent VX; an executive vice president responsible for oversight of all global marketing and business development activities including strategic planning and performance; president of Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, which provides full service engineering and management services to an array of market sectors including pharmaceuticals, environmental, water resources, industrial, commercial, institutional and the government; and president and COO of Parsons.Scott retired from Parsons in 2009 and has now started his own company, Applied Systems Technology and Transfer Inc.The award was presented in April at the Texas A&M Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering annual awards banquet by Dr. Hamid Parsaei, chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston and chair of the Texas CIEADH awards committee.