Title: Electrical Engineer (Retired)
Location: Elverson, Pennsylvania, United States
Jennings Bunch Jr. has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electrical engineering.
Mr. Bunch grew up with a strong passion for mathematics and decided to go into the field of engineering based on this early interest. In his academic pursuits, he earned a BSEE with distinction from the Virginia Military Institute in 1950 and continued at the University of Pittsburgh to receive an MSEE in 1969. Mr. Bunch served as an application engineer for many years at General Electric. One significant study in which he served as Principal Investigator was the Electric Power Research Institute Project (EPRI) 2021-1, EL-3728, “Guidelines for Evaluating Distribution Automation.” He first joined GE in 1953, and worked with the company in varying positions until his retirement in 1991. After his retirement, Mr. Bunch utilized his skills and expertise as a consultant for Star Design for several years.
With many achievements and accomplishments throughout his career, Mr. Bunch cites being accepted as a fellow with the IEEE as one of his top career highlights. He also maintained affiliation with the Tau Beta Pi Association after his retirement. From 1950 to 1952, he served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant. On a civic level, Mr. Bunch was engaged with the American International Cultural Exchange Institute, serving as a board chair from 2005 to 2011, and as the executive director of the Sending Experienced Retired Volunteers Everywhere (SERVE) from 1993 to 2003. He has also contributed to numerous articles on electric utility distribution automation systems.
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