Mary Rugh, senior manager for electrical in Facilities Management, has been inducted into the Electric League of Western Pennsylvania’s Hall of Honor.
This lifetime achievement award recognizes those who have made significant contributions in furthering the high ideals and goals of the industry.
Rugh’s career in electrical engineering includes her work over the past 33 years on the University’s electrical infrastructure systems.
She is responsible for operation and maintenance of the University’s Pittsburgh campus 5kV electric power distribution system. Rugh has negotiated University electric contracts since the inception of deregulation, saving the University more than $10 million over the past two decades.
A professional engineer, she came to Pitt in 1985 as a control systems engineer, was promoted to senior electrical engineer in 1997 and became senior manager for electrical in 2015.
She has been part of the Electric League since 2008 and serves on its education and expo committees.