ASME Names Sargent & Lundy’s Chris Olson as Fellow

Distinction acknowledges outstanding achievements and leadership in engineering

June 14, 2023 – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has recognized Sargent & Lundy’s Chris Olson as an ASME Fellow. This prestigious recognition is the highest level of membership offered by ASME and only 3% of members earn the distinction.

Members must meet extensive qualifications before being considered for the Fellowship, including making significant achievements in engineering and receiving approval by the ASME Committee of Past Presidents. Additionally, recipients must have a minimum of 10 years of active practice and continuous corporate membership in ASME.

Olson joined Sargent & Lundy in 2020 and is the mechanical engineering manager for the firm’s oil and gas engineering services. His ASME leadership roles include:Chris Olson | Sargent & Lundy

  • Former chair of the ASME Colorado Professional Section.
  • Current member of the B31.3 Process Piping Committee Subgroup for High Pressure Piping.
  • Current lead organizer for the ASME Petroleum Division’s L.E.A.D. program, which provides leadership, education, and development opportunities to college students studying engineering.

Additionally, Olson has participated in several professional education opportunities showcasing his industry expertise and thought leadership. He presented at ASME’s 2010 Heat and Mass Transfer Conference in Mumbai, India, and was later published in the conference proceedings. He also represented Sargent & Lundy in the Engineering and Construction Contracting Future Leaders Program, a three-year program that provides development and networking opportunities for emerging leaders in the industry.

Olson currently serves as board chair on the Industry Advisory Board for the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology programs, where he provides industry-based guidance for the degree program’s educational goals.

ASME was founded in 1880 as a not-for-profit professional organization that promotes the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME develops codes and standards that are adopted worldwide, as well as publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs.

Learn more about ASME standards here.


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