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2018 College of Engineering Giving Report

The Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae Award is presented to men and women who have distinguished themselves in any field in ways that reflect favorably on Purdue University, the engineering profession or society in general. The distinction of DEA has been bestowed upon 540 outstanding individuals.

Peter Kraemer

Peter Kraemer, BSChE '88, Chief Supply Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Peter Kraemer, BSChE ’88, Chief Supply Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev

For Peter Kraemer, brewing beer is in the blood. A fifth-generation brewmaster, Kraemer studied chemical engineering at Purdue, where he learned problem solving and management skills that he still uses.

After graduation, he held apprenticeships at renowned breweries in Germany before returning to the United States to work in various leadership positions at Anheuser-Busch InBev. After 30 years of experience, Kraemer’s current position is chief supply officer, overseeing 150 breweries, 25 verticalized operations, logistics and research, and development across four continents in 25 countries.

He is recognized for his outstanding leadership, career achievements, operational insight and preparedness in changing the worldwide landscape of the brewing industry.

As a member of the school’s Industrial Advisory Council for 20 years and recently an invited Old Master, Kraemer thinks it is important that Purdue continues to provide the world with great engineers and other graduates.

“My advice for students is to follow a passion. If you do something you enjoy, you’ll be good at it,” he says.


Fall 2018


Dean's Message

Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale

Dean Mung Chiang: On a Global Listening Tour

Giant Leaps in Engineering, Discovery Park District

The College of Engineering Makes Its Mark

Neil Armstrong: Inspiration Cast in Bronze

Our Gratitude for a Stellar Year


2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae

Investments in Infrastructure
Expansions and improvements to teaching and learning spaces, laboratories, offices

Elevating Student Experience
Scholarships, student opportunities, diversity programs, student clubs

Dedicated to the Cause
Fundraising, event hosting, activity planning, advisory boards, networking with alumni

Funding Research
Laboratory infrastructure and equipment, project startup funds, graduate student support

Flexible Gifts
Administrative funds, student travel and networking, unexpected opportunities

Fueling Faculty
Rewarding, retaining, recruiting faculty and promoting diversity in engineering

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