James Fei received the Life Cycle Engineering's (LCE) 2015 American Council of Engineering Companies in South Carolina (ACEC-SC) Service to the Profession award this week.
Criteria for this annual award include high levels of leadership and professionalism in the engineering community.
“It is a privilege to be named the recipient of this distinguished award and I proudly accept it," Fei, who is LCE's founder and chairman of the board, said. "Thank you to the ACEC-SC for honoring me and for their ongoing dedication to developing and supporting our esteemed community of engineers."
Fei has been an ACEC-SC supporter since 1981 and an active participant in ACEC's national conferences for many years. He has also been an active promoter of and contributor to the South Carolina Council.
“ACEC-SC is proud to bestow the Service to the Profession award to Jim Fei for his contributions and service to the engineering profession," ACEC-SC executive director Joe Jones said. "Mr. Fei founded LCE on the idea of caring about its employees and treating everyone with respect, courtesy and appreciation and it is those morals and his leadership within the engineering profession that we recognize and honor him today."
Fei co-founded LCE in 1976; previously. He was employed at the Mare Island Shipyard, Pearl Harbor Shipyard and Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., and he earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California. He went on to earn a master of science degree in ocean engineering from the University of Hawaii.
Presently, LCE boasts a workforce of more than 600 employees that work from 10 offices across the United States, providing engineering services for clients in the private industry, public entities, government organizations and military sectors. LCE has been ranked in the Best Places to Work in South Carolina for decades running and earned an Engineering Excellence award in 2006.
Fei has taken the lead on a number of major projects at LCE, including the firm’s initial performance monitoring project on the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile nuclear submarine. He is a member of ACEC-SC and other professional, engineering and nuclear engineering societies.
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