2002 Industry Pioneers

Ronald GeerRonald L. Geer

After graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology, including two years active duty in the U.S. Maritime Commission, Ron Geer joined Shell for an outstanding career in development and application of deep-water technology. Heavily involved in some of the earliest floating vessel drilling and underwater wellhead designs, he grew to become a widely known and highly respected consultant at Shell's head office. Recipient of the Offshore Technology Conference Distinguished Achievement Award in 1984, Geer was highly influential in achieving a cooperative spirit among industry, science and government. His work as President of the Marine Technology Society was exemplary.