Jeewan Lal Puri MATTHEWS - Jeewan Lal Puri of Matthews, NC passed away suddenly on Monday, November 17, 2014, at his home. He was born in Jailandhar, India in 1938 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab University. He moved to the United States where he obtained his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. In 1967, Jeewan joined Westinghouse Electric and had numerous assignments in Large Power Transformers at Muncie, Indiana, High Voltage Bushings at Alamo, Tennessee, and Distribution Transformers at Athens, Georgia. He was awarded the "George Westinghouse Signature Award" for Engineering Excellence at Westinghouse Electric Corporation in1988. Jeewan also held assignments with Cooper Industries in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania and in Square D in Monroe, North Carolina. While with Square D/ Schneider Electric, Jeewan earned the "People Who Made a Difference Award" in 1997. In 2001, Jeewan started his own Transformer Consulting firm, called Transformer Solutions that he managed until his passing. Jeewan was a long time member of the IEEE Transformers Committee in which he rose quickly to chair of the Audible Sound & Vibrations Subcommittee and member of the Administrative Subcommittee. He also actively participated as a member of the US Technical Advisory Group for IEC TC 14 (Power Transformers Section of the International Electro-Technical Commission). He leaves behind his dear wife, Rani, who he married in 1969, his daughter, Radhika, and numerous friends and colleagues from around the world.
Published by Charlotte Observer on Nov. 26, 2014.