Carnegie Mellon Press Release: May 24, 2004
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Teresa Thomas

For immediate release:
May 24, 2004

William Goldsmith, Savannah Area Business Executive, Earns Recognition Award from Carnegie Mellon University

PITTSBURGH—In recognition of his generosity and dedication to Carnegie Mellon University, Savannah business leader William Goldsmith, has received the 2004 Andrew Carnegie Society Recognition Award.

The Andrew Carnegie Society, a group of philanthropic alumni, parents and friends of Carnegie Mellon dedicated to financially supporting the university, presented the award to Goldsmith this spring in recognition of his "outstanding dedication to the spirit of Andrew Carnegie through his leadership and commitment to the community of Carnegie Mellon."

Goldsmith earned his engineering degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1940. His connection to the university spans nearly seven decades. He has served the university in several capacities, most notably as an emeritus life trustee of the Carnegie Mellon Board of Trustees, as chair of several mechanical engineering advisory boards, and as past president of both the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association and the Andrew Carnegie Society. He was also honored in 1990 with the Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.

Goldsmith has had a distinguished business career, now serving as chairman of Nucon Energy Group, headquartered in Savannah, Ga. Prior to moving to Savannah he retired as chairman, president and CEO of Tubeco, Inc., a leading supplier of fabricated piping systems. More recently he has served as chairman of several start-up companies in Savannah and has been a consultant to firms in the United States, Canada, Taiwan and Spain. For several years he held various offices on the executive committee of the Pipe Fabrication Institute, a national trade organization.

He is currently a member of the board of directors of WHX Corporation, the holding company for Handy and Harman Corporation and other companies, and formerly of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation.

Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a distinctive mix of programs in computer science, robotics, engineering, the sciences, business, public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions to solve real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive on its 110-acre campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among leading research universities because of conservatory-like programs in its College of Fine Arts. For more information, visit


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