Stiles named Robinson Young Alumni of the Year
Ohio Northern University has named Justin Stiles, a 2006 graduate of ONU’s T.J. Smull College of Engineering, the 2011 recipient of the William L. Robinson Young Alumni of the Year Award. Stiles was honored prior to Ohio Northern’s Homecoming game on Oct. 1.
The award is given each year to an individual who is committed to Ohio Northern University, his/her profession and the community. The award is named in honor of Bill Robinson, a 1961 graduate of Ohio Northern who has served the University for more than 50 years in numerous capacities and has been a positive influence on countless students and alumni.
“What an honor for Ohio Northern to present this award to an individual as wonderful as Justin,” said Ann Hamilton, director of alumni relations. “His ties to ONU remain strong, as Justin is committed to serving his alma mater because of the lifelong impact ONU made for him and his family, and many of his best friends are fellow ONU alumni.”
After graduating from ONU, Stiles began his career as a project engineer for Marathon Petroleum Company in Findlay, Ohio. While in the Pipeline Engineering Department, Stiles engineered and managed pipeline relocation projects, pipeline and valve upgrades, and LPG storage cavern projects. In February 2009, Stiles transferred to Woodhaven, Mich., to become the operations supervisor for the Northeast Area of Marathon Pipe Line. For the Northeast Area, Stiles led a team of field operations technicians in operating an LPG storage cavern facility, two LPG pipelines, one crude oil pipeline, and a crude oil tank farm. Stiles, who is married to Anne Krutsinger, will return to Findlay in October 2011, after being appointed operations center supervisor for Marathon Pipe Line.
While at Ohio Northern University, Stiles majored in civil engineering and participated in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Through ASCE, Stiles was involved in the concrete canoe team and was part of the team that made an appearance at the National Concrete Canoe Competition in 2006. Stiles also was involved in Joint Engineering Council and Tau Beta Pi, serving in leadership roles in both organizations. Outside of the College of Engineering, Stiles was active in Student Senate, Residence Life, Leaders’ Council and Career Services.
Music was a big part of Stiles’ life at ONU, as he was a member of the Gospel Ensemble, ONU Men’s Chorus, University Singers and Symphonic Band. Stiles often returns to ONU and serves as a guest speaker for ASCE meetings, offers career advice to engineering students, and serves on interview teams for ONU’s Scholarship Weekends. Stiles is a member of the Alumni BEARS program and has been a member of the GOLD Society, ONU’s giving society for young alumni, since its inception.