Title: Engineer (Retired)
Location: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Richard David Grundy, MSPH, PE, Retired Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering.
An esteemed figure in the field of engineering, Mr. Grundy has accrued nearly 45 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. Formerly the president of Alexandria Energy Associates, Inc., from 1995 until his retirement in 2003, he is certified in water quality control in the state of California. Prior to this appointment, he was a member of the senior professional staff on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 1994, and executive secretary of the National Fuels and Energy Policy Study of the U.S. Senate from 1971 to 1976. He began his career as a commercial engineer of the Pacific Gas Electric Company from 1958 to 1959, and as a lieutenant commander for the Bureau of Environmental Health with the U.S. Public Health Service from 1959 to 1967.
Alongside his professional endeavors, Mr. Grundy was a former alternate board member for the hearing board of the San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2002 to 2011, as well as a board member of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board of the EPA from 2001 to 2005. Traveling abroad, he was a member of the U.S. Delegation for the U.N. Negotiations on Climate Change in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1993 and 1994, as well as a participant in the U.N. Conference on Clean Coal Technology in Developing Countries in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, in 1991.
In preparation for his career, Mr. Grundy first obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1958, followed by a Master of Science from the University of California in 1963. Subsequently, he completed coursework at the University of California in 1964, the George Washington University from 1965 to 1967, and Harvard University in 1980. During his studies, he served as a coeditor of “Consumer Health and Product Hazards” in 1974, as well as coauthor of “Air Pollution and Industry” in 1972. He has contributed several articles to professional journals throughout his career.
Additionally, Mr. Grundy has served his community in a number of capacities, acting as Northcoast Regional Director for Steve Westly for Governor from 2005 to 2006, executive director for the Eastern Orchid Congress from 1997 to 2000, and president of the National Capital Orchid Society from 1989 to 1990. Previously, he was a member of the National Planning Committee of the National Youth Governors Conference of the YMCA from 1975 to 1980, as well as a chair of the Membership Commission of the Foundry United Methodist Church from 1968 to 1970. He has held roles for several additional institutions, including the Reader’s Digest Foundation and the U.S. Public Health Service.
Mr. Grundy maintains affiliation with numerous organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Association of Energy Engineers, the District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers, the American Orchid Society, and the United States Energy Association. Additionally, he is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Mr. Grundy has been honored with several accolades throughout his career. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Senate in 1981. In addition, he was named Young Engineer of the Year by the District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers in 1970, and he was honored with the California Water Quality Control Award.
Married to Jamei C. Haswell since 1997, Mr. Grundy has been inducted into several Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World. He received of the Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.
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