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Hull receives Vanderbilt School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award

Apr. 7, 2004, 1:06 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gerry G. Hull, president and chief executive officer of Automated Logic Corporation, has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.

The presentation was made Friday, March 19, at the School of Engineering’s annual leadership dinner at the Hilton Suites in downtown Nashville.

Hull graduated from the School of Engineering in 1964 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After earning his master’s in business administration from Emory University in 1966, he joined ATL Machine Corporation in Atlanta, where he went on to serve as president for nearly 15 years. As head of Automated Logic Corporation, based in Kennesaw, Ga., he leads the company in developing and manufacturing electronic control systems for buildings.

The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement, significant service, excellent character and a reputation that reflects well on the engineering profession and Vanderbilt. The honoree is chosen from nominations submitted by the Engineering Alumni Council and the faculty of the School of Engineering.

"Gerry Hull is truly an exemplary alumnus. Not only is he a highly regarded professional, but he is also a strong supporter of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering," said Dean Kenneth F. Galloway. "He continues to help the school grow and excel and has been an integral part of our success."

A member of the School of Engineering Committee of Visitors, Hull was a major contributor to the fund-raising efforts for construction of the new engineering building, Featheringill Hall. He currently serves as a member of the national committee of the University’s "Shape the Future" campaign and previously acted as an Atlanta campaign committee member.

His community activities in Atlanta include serving as chairman of GKW Foundation, a charitable organization in arts and education; vice chairman of the Atlanta International School; and founding member and board member of the BACnet (building automation and control) Manufacturers Association. He also served as director of the victory ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics.

In 2001, he was named the Ernst & Young Southeast Entrepreneur of the Year in the technology-software division and in 2002 was named CEO of the Year by Frost and Sullivan.

Media contact: David Salisbury, (615) 343-6803