Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Sockalingam “Sam” Kannappan of Houston to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers for a term to expire Sept. 26, 2017. The board licenses qualified engineers, enforces the Texas Engineering Practice Act and regulates the practice of professional engineering in Texas.

Kannappan is a professional engineer and senior design engineer for SNC-Lavalin Hydrocarbons and Chemicals. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Gas Pipeline Safety Research Committee, the Houston Association of REALTORS®, a board member of the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers and an advisory board member of the Asia Society of Texas. He is a past member of the Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council. Kannappan received a bachelor’s degree from Annamalai University in India and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas.

Congratulations, Sam, on this important appointment. We know you will represent the State of Texas and all HAR members well.