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Eric Dibble Receives Clarkson University's Top Alumni Honor
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Eric P. Dibble of Endwell, N.Y., senior manager of printed circuit operations at Lockheed Martin, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University.
Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Dibble received his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University in 1981.
While a student at Clarkson, he was a resident advisor and resident director. Dibble continued his education at Lehigh University, where he received his master of science in manufacturing systems engineering in 1987.
Dibble began his career in 1981 as a process engineer with IBM Corporation, working his way up to senior engineer/manager. He then went on to start up International Flex Technologies Division of Sheldahl Inc. as director of Product and Process Engineering, where he established flex circuit product lines and relationships with multiple domestic and international customers.
In 1999, Dibble accepted a position with Lockheed Martin Systems and Sensors in Owego, N.Y. As project manager and business development leader for optical character recognition software and hardware technology products and programs, Dibble developed business opportunities to serve the automation needs of the United States Postal Service, France and Sweden’s postal agencies, and multiple U.S. government agencies.
Currently, Dibble is the senior manager of printed circuit operations at Lockheed Martin’s largest printed circuit facility, serving multiple Department of Defense, NASA and high performance communications customers.
Dibble's enthusiasm for Clarkson has never wavered. He has been involved with the Alumni Association as president, member-at-large, a regional phon-a-thon volunteer, class reunion activities chair, board of governors, member and reunion giving chair.
As a result of his commitment and leadership as a young alumnus, Dibble was awarded the Woodstock Award in 1996. During his terms as Alumni Association vice president and president from 2006-2010, the Alumni Council implemented multiple initiatives, including 100 percent Alumni Council participation in the Clarkson Fund; re-establishment and growth of a homecoming tradition; and the inception, creation and implementation of the alumni gateway, the first Alumni Council fundraising endeavor. Dibble was awarded the Charles S. Ehrlich ’56 Admission Award in 2010 for Alumni Council restructuring focusing on recruitment of promising future Clarkson alumni.
Dibble resides in Endwell, N.Y., and has two daughters, Jessica and Melissa.
Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.
Photo caption: Eric P. Dibble of Endwell, N.Y., senior manager of printed circuit operations at Lockheed Martin, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Left to right: Clarkson University President Tony Collins, Dibble, and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Steve Newkofsky.