By Keli Ratcliffe

Congratulations to Ken Anderson for his induction into the Virginia Tech Academy of Engineering Excellence! Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering and the members of its Committee of 100 Advisory Board, established an Academy of Engineering Excellence in 1999, an elite group comprised of only 141 individuals out of more than 60,000 living engineering alumni! Membership in this Academy is reserved for individuals holding an engineering degree from Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering who have made sustained and meritorious engineering and/or leadership contributions during their careers. Initiates have reached the pinnacle of their professional achievements and will normally have been alumni for 40 or more years.

_MG_9441 (1)Ken graduated from VT in 1962 with a Bachelor’s in civil engineering. After graduation and receiving his commission as a second lieutenant, Anderson joined the U.S. Army as a Corps of Engineers officer. He served for two years as a combat engineer in post-war Germany. Anderson launched Anderson and Associates at age 30, while simultaneously working on his master’s in sanitary engineering. The company became recognized as a leader in technological innovations, improving engineering practice. Anderson, who is CEO of A&A, runs his company with open book management and all employees work on an hourly wage system, designed to give A&A more freedom and flexibility to both the individual employee and the employee-owned company.

_MG_9453The College of Engineering and the Advisory Board anticipates inducting no more than ten individuals as members of the Academy of Engineering Excellence annually. Ken, from all of us at A&A, we are proud of you!

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