Hall of Fame 2016
Lynn W. Eury
Mr. Lynn W. Eury, a North Carolina native, graduated from North Carolina State University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 1986. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and formerly held registration in South Carolina.
Mr. Eury began his career with Carolina Power & Light Company (CP&L) in 1959. Early career assignments included engineering, installation, and testing of control systems for CP&L’s power grid, and he ultimately achieved the level executive vice-president and member of the board of directors in 1989.
After retiring from CP&L in 1994, he was elected to the PJM Interconnection, Board of Managers. During his fifteen years of service, he always held a lead Board role. Mr. Eury holds the grade of Fellow in the Professional Engineers of North Carolina and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Eury is a Senior Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and has been awarded the Centennial Medal and the Third Millennium Medal for outstanding achievements.
Mr. Eury has served on the NC State Engineering Foundation and the NC State Foundation. He also has served on the NC State Alumni board having the former role of president. He was one of the key leaders associated with the planning and construction of the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center. Mr. Eury has also held positions of leadership at several other institutions of higher education. He and his wife, Faye, have endowed educational scholarships at several institutions.
Mr. Eury has received NC State’s Watauga Medal, Menscer Cup, and Alumni Association Meritorious Service Award. He has been named an honorary citizen of Beaufort, NC and presented a key to the Town for his role in that community.
There are three attributes that will make you successful in your career. You must thoroughly understand the work for which you are responsible and be able to execute that work effectively and efficiently. You must understand the importance of managing your work. You must have and use systems to plan, organize and control the work process. Your relationship with people may well be the most important.