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SAMPE to Honor Boeing CTO John J. Tracy with Lubin Award at CAMX 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janie Drake
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June 7, 2016 (Covina, Calif.) – The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineers (SAMPE) has bestowed its highest honor, the George Lubin Memorial Award, to Dr. John J. Tracy, Chief Technology Officer of The Boeing Company.

Recipients of the George Lubin Memorial Award are recognized for having made significant contributions in the field of material and process engineering. This year, the Lubin Award recognizes SAMPE member Dr. Tracy for his pioneering work realizing the promise of composites materials in the implementation of advanced composites in primary structures.

Dr. Tracy is credited with leading the Boeing team through most of the development of the revolutionary 787 Dreamliner. Additionally, Dr. Tracy led the engineering team in the production of the X-37 experimental 30-foot unmanned space plane, the first reusable spacecraft since the Space Shuttle. He also provided technical leadership to the production of the Phantom Eye, a hydrogen-powered, 150-foot unmanned demonstrator aircraft.

“In all of these projects and throughout his entire career, Dr. Tracy was committed to the idea that composites would enable valuable and innovative new products. Certainly John Tracy is the embodiment of the spirit behind the creation of the George Lubin Memorial Award,” said Gregg Balko, SAMPE’s CEO.

SAMPE will present this award to Dr. Tracy on Monday, September 26, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel as part of CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo.


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The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is a global professional member society that provides information on new materials and processing technology either via technical meetings and journal publications in which professionals in the field can exchange ideas or air their views. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers and academicians.


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