Shri Sam Kannappan who is among Sankara Nethralaya’s oldest well wishers and supporter in the USA and dynamic SN OM Trustee from the Houston region is known for being a guide and pillar of support to the Indian community in Texas. Among the prominent early Indian settlers in Texas, he made a mark for himself in the State through his extraordinary professional excellence, deep commitment and active participation in social causes, utmost humility and charitable disposition. The US government and leading technology giants have sought his expertise in diverse and critical areas like ensuring gas pipeline safety from sabotage, waste water management, power peak energy reduction initiatives, safety of satellite and power plants, laser measurement accuracy and so on with great success, in the past. The latest recognition of his professional acumen and dedication comes in the form of his being appointed as the Secretary of the Texas Board Of Professional Engineers, a critical role which would place the huge responsibility of evaluating and certifying nearly 57,000 engineers aspiring to practice in the State, ensure best practices and total safety in all engineering processes through adherence to prescribed compliances.
Sankara Nethralaya family expresses its joy and amazement at one of its oldest supporters in the US balancing between his trail blazing professional achievements on one side and a deep and selfless commitment for social and religious causes on the other. The entire Sankara Nethralaya family salutes and congratulates Shri Sam Kannappan on being assigned this highly critical and challenging role and wishes him the very best in his endeavours.