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Outstanding Alumni Volunteer

Paul Lammers

Paul Lammers

In 1995, The University of Alabama College of Engineering began a yearly tradition of recognizing an alum who provided excellent volunteer assistance to the College as the Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. The 2024 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer award recipient is Paul Lammers.

A highly skilled and successful project manager, Lammers has built a notable career overseeing hundreds of projects for a host of clients throughout his 39 years in the industry. Originally from Carrollton, Alabama, Lammers earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from The University of Alabama in 1985. He obtained his master’s degree in project management from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, in 2022.

From 1985 to 2021, Lammers led project management initiatives for over 30 different companies, including industry leaders such as Pfizer, Amgen, International Paper, INOES, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Additionally, he served as the chief operating officer and chief engineer of OSDV, a specialty engineering consulting company, from 2018 to 2019.

In 2021, Lammers joined W.R. Grace & Co., a premier specialty chemical and materials company that holds more than 1,300 patents worldwide and is over 190 years old. He serves as a senior project manager for the company and as the portfolio manager for the Northern region of the Americas, which covers nine facilities. Throughout his nearly four-decade-long career, Lammers has managed over $4 billion worth of projects around the globe.

Lammers is a licensed professional engineer and currently holds licenses in six states. He is a certified project management professional through the Project Management Institute and frequently serves as a guest speaker at universities as well as at national and international meetings. He has actively served the College of Engineering as a member of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Advisory Board and as a current member, and former chair, of the Capstone Engineering Society Board. Lammers volunteers as a professional mentor through the chemical and biological engineering department and the College’s MentorUPP program.

Lammers currently resides in The Woodlands, Texas, and has two daughters, Kim and Katherine.

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