(Extensions of Remarks - October 03, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1426-E1427]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                             OF ENGINEERING


                          HON. KENNY MARCHANT

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 3, 2013

  Mr. MARCHANT. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to recognize and congratulate 
Rex W. Tillerson of Irving, Texas, for his induction into the National 
Academy of Engineering, which will take place on October 6, 2013, here 
in Washington, DC.
  Induction into the National Academy of Engineering is one of the 
highest professional honors that engineers can receive. Members are 
elected by their peers in annual classes. This year's class consists of 
69 members and 11 foreign associates from various different engineering 
fields. Membership recognizes ``those who have made outstanding 
contributions to `engineering research, practice, or education, 
including where appropriate, significant contributions to the 
engineering literature' and to the `pioneering of new and developing 
fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields 
of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to 
engineering education.' '' Mr. Tillerson's election is specifically for 
his ``engineering leadership in the production of hydrocarbons in 
remote and hostile environments.''
  Rex Tillerson may be known to many as the Chairman and CEO of Exxon 
Mobil Corporation, but he is also a remarkable engineer in his own 
right. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from 
the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 and joined Exxon Company, 
U.S.A. in that same year. Starting as an engineer, Tillerson worked his 
way up the ranks of Exxon--becoming President of Exxon Yemen Inc. and 
Esso Exploration and Production Khorat Inc. in 1995, Vice President of 
Exxon Ventures and President of Exxon Neftegas Ltd. in 1998, and 
Executive Vice President of the newly merged ExxonMobil Development Co. 
in 1999.
  In 2001, Tillerson was named Senior Vice President of Exxon Mobil 
Corporation, and in 2004 he was elected President of the corporation 
and a member of the Board of Directors on March 1, 2004. He assumed his 
current position of Chairman and CEO on January 1, 2006. Under his 
leadership, ExxonMobil has become one of the largest and most 
successful publicly held corporations in the world. Under Tillerson's 
direction, ExxonMobil has also become a leader in the effort to improve 
educational outcomes for all students--especially in science, 
technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  Tillerson has long been active in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He 
earned the rank

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of Eagle Scout in Troop 20 in 1965. From 2010 to 2012 he served as 
National President of the BSA and remains on the executive board. In 
2010, he was named a Distinguished Eagle and was awarded the Silver 
Buffalo for his service to the National Council of BSA. In 2012, he was 
awarded the Silver Beaver for his service to his local BSA Council in 
Dallas, Texas.
  Tillerson is also involved in several business organizations, 
including as a trustee at the Center for Strategic and International 
Studies and at the American Petroleum Institute, and as a member of the 
Business Roundtable and formerly the Executive Committee of the 
Business Council (in 2011 and 2012). Tillerson is also the vice 
chairman of the Ford's Theatre Society, and a former director of the 
United Negro College Fund.
  In 2006, Tillerson was named a Distinguished Engineer Graduate by the 
UT Cockrell School of Engineering. He is also a member of the 
Chancellor's Council, Development Board and the Engineering Advisory 
Board for the University of Texas at Austin, where he was named a 
distinguished alumnus in 2007. In 2011, he received an honorary 
doctorate engineering degree from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 
In 2012, he received the Lincoln Medal from Ford's Theatre Society.
  Tillerson is a native of Texas, born in Wichita Falls and a graduate 
of Huntsville High School in Huntsville, class of 1970. While at UT 
Austin, he participated in Tejas Club, the Longhorn Band, and Alpha Phi 
Omega. He and his wife live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and have four 
children and four grandchildren.
  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the 24th District of Texas, I ask all my 
distinguished colleagues to join me in congratulating Rex W. Tillerson 
on the high professional accomplishment of his induction into the 
National Academy of Engineering.