Honeywell engineers Tamara Gibson and Offie Adams are this year’s recipients of the Black Achievers Award. Each year the Black Achievers Society of Kansas City selects business leaders who serve as role models to the community.
Tamara Gibson, a senior chemical engineer, joined Honeywell in 2010 as part of an engineering rotation program. She spent six months in the Analytical Lab, Microelectronics and Rubber and Plastics before deciding which department best fit her interest and skills. She currently leads product and process design development and manages $500,000 in project scope annually. In her spare time, Tamara volunteers in the community coaching middle school girls basketball and supports several of Honeywell’s community efforts.
Offie Adams, an electrical engineer, joined Honeywell in 2014. As a technical lead within the Test Engineering High Energy domain, he designs custom hardware and software. He has served as the University Relations lead for the Honeywell Black Employees Network. In his spare time, he works with Kids Community Growing Prosperity tutoring students in math.
During the Black Achievers Society Annual Award presentation, Honeywell also announced a new scholarship program to support African American students from Kansas City urban areas who are pursuing engineering and computer science degrees. President John Ricciardelli and Senior Honeywell Operating System Manager Anthony Carey announced that Honeywell is funding two scholarships worth up to $40,000 in partnership with the Black Achievers Society.
“These scholarships will help us recruit and retain the best and brightest diverse engineering talent to the Kansas City National Security Campus,” said Ricciardelli.