AP-Networks Co-Founder and Managing Director George DeBakey was recognized as 2017 Outstanding Alumnus by the University of Memphis, where he completed his undergraduate and graduate studies
Bethesda, MD | May 1, 2017
Last month, Asset Performance Networks (AP-Networks) Co-Founder and Managing Director George DeBakey was named the 2017 Outstanding Alumnus by the University of Memphis. This comes as a particular honor for Mr. DeBakey, who earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University and credits the institution for starting him down his professional path.
In the days before a ceremony in Mr. DeBakey’s honor, he was invited to tour the University’s Herff College of Engineering and to speak with the students attending class there. As someone who had sat in the same seats as those students, Mr. DeBakey was able to offer a unique perspective on the path that awaits a University of Memphis graduate and to provide insight on how to put the skills learned there to good use. In the speech he delivered later that week when formally presented with the award, Mr. DeBakey spoke of the diverse collection of personalities and skill sets of his professors during his own time as a student. It was this unlikely collection of talents and perspectives that Mr. DeBakey felt lent the Herff College of Engineering a unique kind of magic, and it is a dynamic he has worked hard to emulate at AP-Networks.
Born and raised in Lebanon, Mr. DeBakey offered his thanks not only to the University of Memphis, but also to the United States. He moved to Memphis to attend the University and has called the U.S. home ever since. “My story,” said Mr. DeBakey, “is a uniquely American one, possible nowhere else but here. My presence on this stage tonight is proof that the American Dream is still alive and strong.”
About Asset Performance Networks
AP-Networks is the indispensable trusted partner to global petroleum, chemical, and energy companies that aim to optimize their assets’ performance and maximize operational efficiency. Our company achieves its mission by infusing strategic innovation, proven expertise, actionable insights, and unparalleled business intelligence analytics into a unique, winning formula for success. We leverage our databases, benchmarks, Software as a Service (SaaS) engines, and our industry-recognized consulting expertise to ensure that our clients mitigate, manage, and control high-risk events. Ultimately, our clients Aim Higher to realize superior business outcomes, and Aim Smarter to drive breakthrough performance in capital projects and plant turnarounds. For more information on AP-Networks, please visit AP-Networks.com.