Bill Eisinger ’75 earned a degree in electrical engineering at the University of Idaho, which catapulted him to positions with Idaho Power, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., and presently as Executive Vice President at POWER Engineers, an international company specializing in electric utility systems.
“Bill has a distinguished record of achievement and service in the design and construction of power transmission lines and facilities,” wrote Wayne L. Wohler, former president of the Alumni Association board of directors, in a letter of support. “Bill is a consummate engineer with recognized skills and expertise…His contributions to his field include seven presentations, technical articles and publications in peer-reviewed publications and other magazines…He is an outstanding example of a great engineer and a great Vandal.”
With support from his employer, Bill helped established the U-Idaho’s POWER Center for Power Engineering Excellence. This high-tech laboratory supports research that advances the field of power systems technology and helped develop a power systems engineering education program able to train the rising generation of power systems engineers.
A longtime Vandal supporter, Bill has served on advisory boards in his college and in the electrical and computer engineering program and was honorary chair of the 2009 Engineering EXPO competition on the Moscow campus.
Clifford Olson, a close friend of Bill, shared these thoughts, “While becoming a worldwide recognized engineer in the field of Transmission and Distribution, Bill still found time for the Vandals. No one can show me a more loyal fan.”