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OSU Alumnus Eric Woodroof inducted into AEE Hall of Fame

Oklahoma State University alumnus Eric Woodroof has been inducted into the Energy Managers Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements in promoting energy management.
Woodroof is the youngest individual with a doctorate to be inducted since the Association of Energy Engineers established the hall of fame 37 years ago. This is the highest form of recognition presented by the association, which is represented in over 90 countries with tens of thousands of members and professional engineers.

A life member of the OSU Alumni Association, Woodroof is known for his leadership in the energy industry in helping businesses save over $100 million in energy expenses by making them more cost-competitive and “green.” He is a recognized authority on energy management, carbon emissions, financing, performance contracting and selling projects.  

Beyond his own business, Woodroof has shared best practices via books, articles and over 100 seminars on six continents.  Since 1999, he has served on three professional certification boards and has been involved with training thousands, who are now collectively saving billions while reducing global pollution.  During the past decade, he has personally helped over 250 college students get scholarships and exposure to employers. He served as president of the Association of Energy Engineers in 2011. Woodroof earned a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences in 1995, and a doctorate in Industrial Engineering and Management in 1998 both from OSU. He currently lives in Somerset, Kentucky, with his wife Andrea and two children.