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Chemical engineers in New Year Honours list

19 January 2009

Chemical Engineers Michael Parker, Richard Williams and Terry Lazenby have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.
Parker, former CEO of British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL), was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for services to the energy industry. Parker studied chemical engineering at the University of Manchester, UK and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

His career began at Dow in 1968 in research and development, with later roles in production, manufacturing and various commercial leadership roles. He became President and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company in November 2000 before moving to BNFL in August 2003.

Williams, Professor of Mineral and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds, UK, was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to science and engineering. Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise, Knowledge Transfer and International Strategy at Leeds, Williams is a Fellow of both IChemE and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Lazenby, chairman of the UK’s Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for services to skills and training. An IChemE member for over 45 years, Lazenby spent 38 years working for BP and is also a Fellow of both IChemE and the RAE.

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