Title: Retired President
Company: Carpenter Associates, PC
Location: Galway, New York, United States
Donald Carpenter, Retired President of Carpenter Associates, PC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in land surveying.
A leading expert in the field of land surveying, Mr. Carpenter was the principal of Carpenter Associates, PC, until his retirement in 1984. Prior to establishing this firm, he was the principal of C. Donald Carpenter from 1973 to 1984, and he was the deputy director of the Saratoga County Real Property Tax from 1971 to 1973, having held the same position with the Saratoga County Planning Board since 1966. From 1964 to 1966, he was an office manager with Coulter McCormack Surveyors, and from 1962 to 1964, he was a computer programmer with Rist-Frost Associates. Earlier in his career, he garnered experience as a highway designer with J. Clarkeson Consultant Engineer from 1957 to 1962 and a designer of medium motors with General Electric Company from 1955 to 1957.
Mr. Carpenter was inspired to pursue a career in the industry from an early age, having grown up in the country and learning the value of hard work on his grandparents’ farm. He served two years with the Reserve Officers Training Corp before joining the United States Army Reserve, where he served for six years. He subsequently pursued an education with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, completing coursework from 1951 to 1958. He is certified as an engineering technician and licensed as a land surveyor.
In addition to his primary roles, Mr. Carpenter has been an active member of his community. He is a member of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors, the Eastern New York Society of Professional Land Surveyors, and the Lions. He has also been affiliated with the Schenectady County Historical Society, the Galway Preservation Society, the Butternut Valley Tractor Club, and the Tri-State Antique Tractor Club. He is a former member of the Greenfield Environmental Commission, the Galway Conservative Part, and the Early American Industries Association.
Throughout his career, Mr. Carpenter has been recognized for his contributions, including having received an Award of Merit from the Federation of Historical Services. A self-taught historian, he has served as a consultant in ancient land title and municipal boundary matters and as an expert witness for land patent and boundary disputes.
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