CALVIN B. COBB

President
Calvin Cobb & Company
Houston, Texas

BS ChE 1964, MSM
MS ChE 1965, UMR
PhD ChE 1967, UMR
Professional Degree ChE 1986, UMR
Doctor of Engineering, Honoris Causa 2001, UMR

He joined Wright Killen & Co. as President in 1982, serving as a top management advisor to energy and chemical clients. He oversaw the successful merger of Wright Killen into Ernst & Young in 1996. Ernst & Young sold its consulting business to the French consulting firm, Cap Gemini. Calvin currently leads his consulting firm, Calvin Cobb & Co., a Houston Management Consulting Company.
Professionally, Calvin was recognized as an AIChE Fellow in 1992, one of the highest honors that can be conferred on a chemical engineer, and served as a Director of AIChE from 1995 to 1997. He served as President of AIChE in 2001. He is the 2005-2006 chair of the AIChE Institute of Sustainability. His involvement with UMR includes serving on the departmental Industrial Advisory Committee and serving as Chairman from 1991 to 1997. Calvin also was a member of the Executive Committee that established the Academy and was inducted into the Academy in 1996.He received the Alumni Achievement Award in 1995. Calvin and his late wife Nancy have been OGS members since 1991. He has served as OGS Executive Committee Chairman and is currently a member of the UMR Board of Trustees. Calvin resides in Cypress, Texas.