Mr. Sockalingam “Sam” Kanappan, an Indian-American has been appointed as the Secretary of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) in Austin, the association provides license to the qualified engineers and regulates the practice of professional engineering in the US state. Importantly, the TBPE will monitor and renew around 57,000 licenses for engineers.
Mr. Sam is also a board member of the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers, and an advisory board member of the Asia Society’s Texas centre. He was also working as a senior design engineer for SNC-Lavalin Hydrocarbons and Chemicals.
Mr. Sam has completed his graduation from the Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu and has received his MS degree from the University of Texas in Austin. It is to be noted that he has been awarded for improving laser measurement accuracy by Crystal Dynamic’s group of NASA.