John E. Carroll Jr.

(BSIE 1964, MSIA 1968)
Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (1983)
Division President
Marine and Rail Equipment Division
FMC Corporation
For his accomplishments as an outstanding engineer, manager, and corporate executive in the transportation industry, instrumental in developing FMC's airline ground equipment business
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (1997)
President and Chief Operating Officer
Thrall Car Manufacturing Company
"Without qualification, my industrial engineering education at Purdue University prepared me for the diverse challenges of military service, industrial sales and management and additional formal education. Purdue's industrial engineering undergraduate experience was an ideal background for my career; the disciplines learned have always led me to optimum decision making."