2020 Gold Nugget Award Recipient: Harry (Hap) Lamberth
After graduating from Texas Western College, now UTEP, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1962, Harry (Hap) Lamberth worked on missile flight instrumentation modernization at WSMR (White Sands Missile Range) & AFETR (Air Force Eastern Test Range) before starting an electronic equipment manufacturing company focused on mobile telephony in El Paso.
In 1978, Harry moved to California, where he worked on military communications and electrical power conversion systems for Hughes Aircraft and L3 Power Systems. He later established his own consulting firm, HRL Company.
He has held leadership roles in several technical professional organizations and continues to serve on the UTEP College of Engineering Advisory Board.
“TWC presented an ideal combination of everything I needed to obtain a solid engineering education in a predictable time frame,” Lamberth said. “My part-time work at Schellenger Labs in close contact with my professors was essentially an engineering internship, giving me the ability to take responsible charge of projects at WSMR soon after graduation. This led to a fast-track career.”
Refer to the UTEP announcement for the full list of 2020 Gold Nugget Award Recipients.