The Dwight Look College of Engineering has chosen to recognize Thomas J. "Tom" Cogan, '77 (Aerospace Engineering) as a recipient of the 2012 Dwight Look College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Honor Award.
Tom Cogan serves as the director of Airplane Product Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this role, he is responsible for the development of all new and derivative airplanes. Named to this position in July 2008, Cogan is also responsible for advanced concepts and the analysis of competitors’ airplanes.
Prior to this assignment, Cogan was the chief project engineer for the 787 Dreamliner during the initial development. Assigned to this role in March 2003, he was responsible for the definition and product integrity of the airplane. He was named Engineer of the Year for 2007 by Design News for his work in leading the 787 engineering team.
A graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, Cogan began serving on the Texas A&M Dwight Look College of Engineering Advisory Council in 2009 after spending eleven years serving on the Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering Advisory Board. In 2006, he was named the Boeing executive focal for Texas A&M where he has oversight responsibility for all interaction between the company and the university including recruiting, charitable giving, research, and special projects.
The awards ceremony and dinner was held on Thursday, April 12 at 6:15 p.m. at Miramont Country Club in conjunction with the spring College of Engineering Advisory Council meeting Friday, April 13.