Global Strategic Advisory Council
Previously, Dr. Rawls was employed at Raychem Corp., a materials science and engineering company, where he held various management positions, including Manager of Product Marketing, National Sales Manager, General Manager of the Aerospace Products Division and General Manager of the Interconnection Systems Division.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and a Master's Degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Purdue. He has been generous to both of his alma maters. The business school and golf course at Texas Tech bear his name, and his $10 million gift to Purdue allowed completion of Jerry S. Rawls Hall, which opened in 2003. Dr. Rawls is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma engineering honorary societies.