Brian Kingsley, who earned his professional master’s degree in materials science and nanoengineering (MSNE) from Rice in 2015, has been named vice president of U.S. Bolt Manufacturing Inc. in Houston.
Kingsley joined U.S. Bolt as a lab metallurgist in 2008 and was promoted to process engineer, then to quality manager and shortly after graduating from Rice, to manager of process engineering and quality.
He attended classes part-time at Rice while working full-time for the company, and completed his master’s degree in two and a half years. U.S. Bolt’s workforce of more than 150 employees, including fellow engineers, report to Kingsley.
U.S. Bolt manufactures bolting for use in hostile environments, with applications in energy, aerospace and power generation. Uses include deep-water offshore drilling, turbomachinery, pumps, valves, pressure vessels, Navy ships and other industrial machinery.