Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame Inducts 2024 Class

By Anna Claire Toxey

From left: Patricia Martin, Stephen Cash, Scott Moore, Nicole Faulk, James Livingston, Tim McCartney (2023 inductee), Charlie Miller, Karan Dyson, Rey Almodovar (Intuitive), and David Webber

The state of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted eight individuals and honored an engineering corporation during a recent ceremony at the Westin in Huntsville, Alabama.

The following individuals joined the 221 who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its founding in 1987: Stephen Cash, of Huntsville; Karan Dyson, of Boston, Massachusetts; Nicole Faulk, of Birmingham; James Livingston, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; Patti Martin, of Huntsville; Charlie Miller, of Birmingham; Scott Moore, of Birmingham; and David Webber, of Mobile.

Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation, with headquarters in Huntsville, was also honored, joining 34 other corporations previously inducted.

Founded by proclamation of the governor, the state of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame honors, preserves and perpetuates the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of individuals, projects and corporations/institutions that brought and continue to bring significant recognition to the state.

The Hall of Fame is overseen by engineering colleges and schools at Auburn University, Alabama A&M University, The University of Alabama, Tuskegee University, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of South Alabama.

It is administratively managed through the UA College of Engineering. Learn more about the Engineering Hall of Fame.

2024 Inductees

Stephen Cash, vice president for advanced space systems, Axient

Stephen Cash is nationally recognized as a leader in the technical and programmatic aspects of human spaceflight. He was an integral part of the nation’s most significant space programs, displaying the ability to solve complex problems and involving all team members to reach solutions. Cash currently serves as the vice president for advanced space systems with Axient in Huntsville, a full spectrum aerospace and defense company of over 2,000 employees that he joined after retirement from NASA in 2016.

Karan Dyson, vice president for Global Grooming Process and Engineering, P&G

Karan Dyson has been a transformational leader in engineering and a champion for Tuskegee University during her 27-year tenure with Procter & Gamble. Dyson currently serves as the vice president for P&G’s Global Grooming Process and Engineering in the Gillette brand. She has proven through her career to have vision and leadership insights to strategically plan, direct and manage a global organization, engineering innovation, technology master planning and new site construction.

Nicole Faulk, senior vice president of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Alabama Power Company

Through dedication to her profession, Nicole Faulk has impacted the Southeast, the energy industry and future engineers. She served the Southern Company for more than 25 years, becoming a leader in the boardroom and using her position to help young women succeed in engineering. Faulk is currently senior vice president of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs at Alabama Power Company, responsible for environmental strategy and compliance while overseeing the company’s sustainability and environmental stewardship initiatives.

James Livingston, retired major general, United States Marine Corps

Using his engineering ability and mindset, Maj. Gen. James Livingston served his country through 33 years of active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Problem-solving skills he developed while pursuing an engineering education were a direct factor in the decisions and actions that earned him the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor on the battlefield, in 1970. Livingston retired from the Marine Corps in 1995 after his last post as commander of 100,000 Marines in the newly created Marine Forces Reserve in New Orleans, capping a distinguished service career.

Patti Martin, subject matter expert, TriVector Services Inc.

Patricia “Patti” Martin has dedicated her career to serving the United States whether as a civilian engineer in the U.S. Army or in private industry supporting defense and aerospace missions. During her tenure at the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Martin advanced to director of the Engineering Directorate, responsible for ensuring all aviation and missile products were safe, suitable and supportable prior to fielding to Army soldiers. After retiring from the Army in 2013, she started her own company and worked for several other defense contractors. She is currently a subject matter expert for TriVector Services Inc.

Charlie Miller, executive vice president, Harbert Management Corporation

Charlie Miller is a business professional who credits his success to his strong engineering education and the belief that it taught him to find creative and practical solutions to problems. He helped start and manage one of the state’s most influential financial firms. As one of the founding shareholders of Harbert Management Corporation, Miller has played an integral role in the firm’s growth and success. As the current executive vice president of the company, his duties center around the financial side of business, particularly the fundraising and capital formation aspects.

Scott Moore, senior vice president of Power Delivery, Alabama Power Company

Scott Moore has earned the respect of the electric utility industry, with many looking to him for guidance. During his more than 30 years with the Alabama Power Company, he has established deep roots in his professional community, and his leadership has led to one of the most data-driven and technologically advanced power grids in the country. As senior vice president of Power Delivery at Alabama Power, he leads both the Transmission and Distribution organizations. Moore oversees a system with more than 1.5 million poles and towers and more than 84,000 miles of power lines spread across 45,000 square miles.

David Webber, chief engineer, Volkert

David Webber is a distinguished engineer with a career spanning three decades, marked by impactful contributions to engineering design, leadership and project management. His influence has been pivotal in shaping numerous significant transportation projects in Alabama, fostering economic growth, and enhancing mobility and safety for Alabamians. His contributions to engineering include significant projects and some of the largest engineering undertakings in Alabama’s history. He has managed billion-dollar projects encompassing the coordination of complex elements and multi-disciplined services in partnership with local, state and federal agencies. Webber is currently the chief engineer at Volkert.

Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation

Headquartered in Huntsville, Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (INTUITIVE) is an aerospace engineering and analysis firm that specializes in a range of services including programmatic support, systems engineering, production support, software solutions, rapid prototyping and technology management solutions to the United States Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial companies. INTUITIVE provides solutions from design through production to sustainment by delivering targeted results continuously enhanced by advances in technology and best practices.


In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,200 students and more than 170 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Posted on: March 18, 2024    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, In The News