AMARILLO, TX, July 30, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert Von Eschen with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Von Eschen celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 55 years of experience, Mr. Von Eschen is currently retired, having most recently worked as a construction manager for Sharyland Utilities from 2011 through 2017. Contributing to facility security design with Pro-2-Serve in 2011, he held multiple positions with Mason & Hanger, Day & Zimmerman and BWXT at the USDOE Pantex Plant from 1990 through 2011, including manufacturing engineer on assemble units, manager of reliability assessment programs, and principle engineer for maintenance/improvement projects. Prior to these assignments Mr. Von Eschen was the field electrical/construction/safety engineer for nuclear power plant audit/inspection with United Energy Nuclear Services from 1968 to 1992.
Previously, Mr. Von Eschen served with Stanley Consultants, Inc. as a transmission/distribution engineer from 1962 through 1964, as a national re-electrification, plus design electrical/startup engineer of a hydroelectric facility in Liberia, and fossil/diesel power plant design/construction/startup engineer for both commercial electric utilities, and during this period, he was an engineering consultant for a World Bank Group in 1963. Several special assignments included construction and startup of a diesel plant and communication facility for the U.S. Navy in the Philippines, fossil power plant for Korea Electric Company, and a refinery modification for Logo Oil Company in Aruba. Mr. Von Eschen began his consultant career as Special Projects Manager and Chief Engineer for Eagle Construction Corporation.
Before embarking on this professional consultant path, Mr. Von Eschen spent several years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a civilian engineer trainee, aide, and engineer in hydroelectric power complex construction, He also served more than eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1956 through 1963. Mr. Von Eschen studied and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University in 1961, and then continued his studies in engineering support subjects at Lakeland Community, and Glendale Community colleges, plus study of international law at the University of Liberia. Mr. Von Eschen became and maintains a Registered Professional Engineer certification by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Beyond the efforts in the commercial field, Mr. Von Eschen was a District Vice-President in the Northeast Ohio council of the Boy Scouts of America, the founder and director of the Madison computer society, served as National Chairman of the Department of Energy Facility Condition Survey group, served on the board of directors of Kids World Multimedia, and Executive Chairman of Acrobat Entertainment. Mr. Von Eschen spends his time writing fiction stories, is a member of the Lets Shoot Gun Club, and contract editing construction As-Built drawings for various projects. Mr. Von Eschen holds membership in several organizations including the National Rifle Association, Texas State Rifle Association, National Society of Professional Engineers, Masons, Scottish Rite, Shriners International, National Republican Committee, Institute of Electronic and Electronic Engineers, National Defense Industrial Association, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, and maintains a Texas concealed handgun license.
In light of his exceptional undertakings, Mr. Von Eschen has accrued several accolades and honors throughout his impressive career. He was presented with the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America and the 20th Century Award for Achievement in Conceptual Engineering in 1995. Honored as International Man of Year in 1992 to 1993, he was recognized in the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership in 1994 and in the Dictionary of International Biography from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Von Eschen has been selected for inclusion in many editions of Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the World. In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Von Eschen has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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