Title: Civil Engineer
Company: National Cooperative Refinery Association
Location: Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Douglas Grauer, Civil Engineer at National Cooperative Refinery Association, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in product pipeline and terminal.
Mr. Grauer became involved in his profession because his grandfather was a carpenter. That was how he worked his way through college, as a carpenter. Mr. Gauer would build additions on to houses and garages and at that time, he said to himself that he wanted to become a civil engineer. During that summer, he worked for the Marshall County Engineers in Kansas. They gave him the title of assistant county engineer and he did surveying, bridge inspections and cornerstone records. That was what inspired him to become an engineer. He was also good at mathematics and science. Mr. Gauer began his higher education at Baker University taking coursework in 1976. He progressed to Kansas State University, where he earned a BSCE in 1979.
The highlight of Mr. Grauer’s career was a project he did in 1997, where he built a new products terminal. It was worth 4 million at the time. He was also a project engineer on 13 miles of crude pipelines and installed a 12-inch and 8-inch line that ran from a refinery, which he designed for that project in 2003. Mr. Gauer began his professional career in 1979 by joining the Cities Services Pipeline Company as a pipeline engineer. He stayed with the company until 1985 working as a products terminal engineer in Braintree, Massachusetts, a product engineer in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a staff engineer in the Cities Services Oil and Gas Corp. In 1985, he moved to the National Cooperative Refinery Association and remained there until 2015. He started out as an assistant products pipeline and terminal superintendent and moved up to a superintendent. As a testament to his success, Mr. Gauer has been inducted as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Chi Epsilon and the National Society of Professional Engineers, to name a few. Furthermore, he has been listed in multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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