Hall of Distinction Class of 2014-2015

Jonathan E. Martin, industrial engineering graduate of 1971, is chairman and CEO of Martin Companies, L.L.C., the parent company of RoyOMartin Lumber Company and Martin Timber Company. Martin Companies specializes in forest products and is also a partner in Indigo Minerals, an oil and gas exploration company. Martin directed the design and construction of the first oriented strand board plant in the south and a hardwood sawmill in 1984. Under Martin’s leadership, the Martin Foundation has dispersed more than $20 million since 1993 to numerous charities.