08 Feb 2016
The CEO of Coltraco, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Durham University.
Carl is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, The Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) and the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.
He maintains a focused vision-mission-strategy approach to business and a commitment to integrity. He believes that science and mathematics should be at the core of the company and that science and arts graduates should combine their talents. Carl travels the world and is an outstanding ambassador for UK business and Durham University.
Carl said, “Professor Paula Chadwick is a kind and extraordinary Ambassador for Durham University. A Ground Based Gamma Ray Astronomer, Paula has influenced me and our scientific direction for many years. It is really to her and the University that I thank for this great honour, and indeed my wife and family who have contributed so much over the years to enable this.
“In terms of the direction towards science, it is to Sam and my great friend, guide and mentor, Mr Gene House, formerly managing director of United Airlines, United Services, who opened my eyes to the world of aeronautical engineering. I thank you Paula, Dorothy, George, Clare, Henry, Mary, Sam, Douglas and Gene and to so many of you in research who so kindly support us.”
Professor Paula Chadwick kindly mentioned in her Oration, “Time and again I have heard Carl tell students that wherever they decide to go, they should look for a company that values them as human beings and will seek to develop their skills, and that both scientific and personal integrity is the bedrock of successful industry. Carl is running a remarkable company… Chancellor, I present Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter for the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa.”