Sockalingam ‘Sam’ Kanappan senior design engineer for SNC-Lavalin Hydrocarbons and Chemicals has been appointed Secretary of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) in Austin. The Board licenses qualified engineers and regulates the practice of professional engineering in the state.
Houston based Sam is also a board member of the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers, and an advisory board member of the Asia Society’s Texas centre.
TBPE issues, monitors and renews some 57,000 licenses for engineers. Its role in protection of the public is to enforce the Texas Engineering Practice Act and regulate engineering in Texas. Sam is an engineering graduate of the Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu and received his MS at the University of Texas in Austin.
He has received a number of awards and honours including an award from Crystal Dynamics group of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, for improving laser measurement accuracy.