Alum Gerald Hubbs Wins 2014 Professional Award in Mechanical Engineering

Gerald (Jerry) Hubbs was born in Tell City, Indiana, and moved to Louisville at the age of two. He earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Speed School in 1964.

Upon graduation, he was commissioned an ensign through Officer Candidate School (OCS) and served in the Navy Civil Engineering Corp,. He was on active duty in San Diego and DaNang, Vietnam. He ended his Navy career at the rank of Commander 05.

Jerry then began his civilian career at Brown Forman in Louisville, where he served in a number of roles including manager of bottling operations/packaging and eventually as vice president of engineering. While at Brown Forman, he earned an M.Eng. degree from the Speed School in Mechanical Engineering (1976) and was granted a patent.

In the 1980’s, he generously started the Hubbs Family Endowed Scholarship Fund at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. He retired from Brown For-man in 2002 but has continued his active participation in the community. He has served as the president and founding member of the NSA DaNang Veterans Association.

He has been actively involved in the Boy Scouts (troop 194), the Hand-in-Hand Ministries, and Habitat for Humanity. He also serves as a volunteer engineer for new local businesses. Jerry and Mary Ann, his wife of 50 years, have five children (two of whom are SSE grads) and 16 grandchildren.