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Lamar University Awards Anthony George, FUELTRAX CEO, as Distinguished Alumnus

Lamar University

Four Named to 2019 Distinguished Alumni

The Lamar University Office of Alumni Affairs has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2019, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit. 

“The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the highest honor presented to alumni from the university and these individuals not only represent excellence in their careers but also a genuine love for their alma mater,” said Shannon Copeland Figueroa, director of LU Office of Alumni Affairs. “It is an honor to name them as our Distinguished Alumni for 2019.”

Nominated by their peers and selected for the honor by the Distinguished Alumni Awards committee comprised of Alumni Advisory Board members are: Anthony George a resident of The Woodlands and graduate of the class of 1988; Joe Deshotel, a 1974 graduate who lives in Beaumont; a Beaumont resident and graduate of the class of 1982, Susan Conn McCurry; and 1966 graduate Bob Wortham, also a Beaumont resident.

The four will be honored February 22 with a reception, dinner and award presentation program at the University Event Center. For more information on the event and to register, visit


Anthony George earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics with an Electrical Engineering Concentration and a minor in Computer Science from Lamar University in 1988. He continued his education completing Rice University’s Corporate Financial Management Executive Education course in 1999. He has spent the last 25 years as an entrepreneur and inventor in the fields of automation control systems engineering and marine fuel management systems.

George founded Control Dynamics International, which managed automation engineering practices in the lumber, food, cement, oil and gas industries. By 2010, CDI had grown to be a recognized industry leader in designing and implementing some of the largest, most advanced control solutions for all segments of the hydrocarbon supply chain. Notable projects include inventing, in conjunction with Frito-Lay, the automation equipment for the Scoop Chip. CDI also collaborated with ExxonMobil to invent and patent, the Universal Master Control Station that controls all aspects of sub-sea oil and gas production and greatly enhances the control and flexibility oil companies now utilize in deep water fields.  

It was during this tenure at CDI that the development of FUELTRAX began, as a field project for Kirby Corporation. Utilizing his physics degree, George developed a groundbreaking algorithm to measure fuel consumption for sea‐going vessels and inland push boats.  Realizing that FUELTRAX was a unique product offering for the untapped commercial marine market, George established a fully dedicated staff and sought investment capital to establish Nautical Control Solutions (NCS) in 2006. United States patent protection on FUELTRAX was granted in 2006 with Canadian and European Union protection following in 2012. 

Today, George is president and chief executive officer of NCS, who owns the FUELTRAX line of Marine Fuel Management products. FUELTRAX is the first and most advanced, end-to-end, marine fuel measuring, monitoring and reporting system on the market, is the only self-contained and internationally patented system and is installed on several hundred vessels world-wide. 

George, who grew up in Beaumont, was a founder of the Lamar University Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE). He now serves on the CICE Advisory Council, is a member of the President’s Circle and served as the inaugural Weinert Entrepreneurial Lecturer 2015. His financial contributions have established the Anthony D. George Distinguished Faculty Fellowships in Engineering; he’s contributed to the Cardinal Emergency Fund and to the CICE Student Internship Fund. 

George has founded multiple entrepreneurial organizations, including The Woodlands Entrepreneurs Organization. Most recently he was accepted into the elite GOOSE Society of Texas (or Grand Order of Successful Entrepreneurs), a super angel investment group, whose mission is to support entrepreneurship through mentorship and startup investment.
Anthony grew up in Beaumont, TX and now resides in The Woodlands, TX. He is dedicated to spending time with his family and has been happily married to Michelle George for over twenty years. They enjoy raising and educating their two sons, Blake and Grant. Together the entire family enjoys sporting activities and physical fitness.

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