This year's recipient - Pumps and Pipes
With the UK government’s growing interest in expanding their medical devices, pharmacological and medical research industries, a relationship with the Texas Medical Center in Houston, the largest medical center in the world, would deliver great advantages.
To further develop this relationship, the BABC has chosen to honor Pumps & Pipes with our 2016 Consul General Award. On a flight black to Houston, Scottish born Dr. Alan Lumsden, a cardiovascular surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital, and the passenger next to him, an ExxonMobil drilling engineer, struck up a conversation about their respective professions. By the time they landed, it was clear that both worked in pumps & pipes professions. The conversation continued with Dr. Bill Kline from ExxonMobil Upstream Research and the Pumps & Pipes Program was formed under their leadership. P&P now facilitates and encourages technology transfer between Houston’s 3 largest industries and the UK’s major investments here: Energy, Medicine and Aerospace. Its guiding principle to problem solving is exploring “The Other Guy’s Toolkit”.
In addition to honoring Pumps & Pipes, Dr. Denton Cooley will receive the “World Icon of Medicine” award for a lifetime of service to improving the health of mankind. The awards dinner, Oct. 12, will be the first public event of the Petroelum Club on the 35th floor, Penthouse level of the the Total Tower.
Honorary Chairs for this event have come from the Medicine, Energy and Aerospace sectors. Larry Lawson founder eCardio and advisor to Texas Medical Center Accelerator program will represent Medicine and Rob Franklin president of Exxon Mobil Gas and Power Marketing will represent the Energy industry. Buzz Aldrin, former astronaut and 2nd person to walk on the moon will represent the Aerospace industry.
BABC Houston qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, your sponsorship is not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense depending upon your individual tax circumstances.