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Four Class of 1996 Members Recognized for Career Achievements

Monday, May 02, 2016

The four members of the Class of 1996 honored are:

REINHARD KOENIG - As chief of staff and executive officer for the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army, he has been based at the Pentagon since 2012. He planned and coordinated the water resource-related policy development activities for an office of 24 senior leaders and managers. He previously was district engineer and commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' office in Anchorage, Alaska, and had military operational assignments in Baghdad, Iraq, and Fort Leonard Wood (Missouri). Koenig earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's in environmental engineering. CAA Koenig Reinhard
Reinhard Koenig
DAVID ORR - This technology innovator has managed engineering and business development of product commercialization for Greenville, South Carolina-based Tsuracor (medical device consultancy) and Kiyatec (life science startup). The mechanical engineering graduate also is an adjunct professor at Clemson University, where he earned his doctorate in bioengineering (2006) after a master's of business administration at Purdue University. CAA David E Orr
David Orr
TONY RAGUCCI - A recognized expert in automated sensing and perception systems for aerospace, medical, and defense applications, this physics and mathematics graduate is chief executive officer of Pericept, a company he founded in Bryan, Texas, in 2015. Projects currently under development will help detect persons stranded in large bodies of open water, assess landing sites for small unmanned aerial systems, and produce a 3D multispectral vision system for robotic firefighting. He earlier led research and development projects at Lynntech (College Station, Texas) from 2004-2015. CAA Tony Ragucci
Tony Ragucci
JEFF READY - Founder and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Scale Computing, whose turnkey infrastructure appliance, HC3, is helping information technology departments at a growing number of mid-sized companies. The computer science alumnus is a board member and advisor for the National Federation of Independent Business, Smartfile, SteadyServe, and SpeedGaugem, and is an online columnist for Fortune. After starting his first company on campus, Ready helped lead successful Silicon Valley enterprises Tumbleweed Communications and Corvigo. CAA Jeff Ready
Jeff Ready