Uni recognises powerful ally in Gladstone
Published on 30 May, 2012
CQUniversity has recognised a powerful ally in Gladstone, choosing a local graduation ceremony to confer the degree of Honorary Doctor of Engineering on Glen Schumacher from NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd.
Mr Schumacher is the General Manager, Director and Australian Public Officer of NRG and is responsible for the overall management and leadership of Gladstone Power Station.
The graduation citation records that Mr Schumacher has made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of the engineering profession and is an excellent ambassador for CQUniversity and higher education.
He represents NRG and the power station in the Gladstone and wider communities and within the Australian electricity industry.
Mr Schumacher has a personal and professional interest in on-going education and development within the engineering profession, in particular in key coal-fired power station areas such as comminution (grinding) and the management of slagging and fouling in coal fired boilers.
He has led research teams in both of these areas and remains actively involved in their development within the electricity industry on a world-wide basis.
The community stalwart has actively engaged with CQUniversity, is supporting initiatives to develop stronger links between industry and universities, and is the current Chair of the University's Gladstone Regional Engagement Committee.
Mr Schumacher has made a major contribution to the development of engineering industries and the capability of the personnel in those industries, in particular in power generation.