Meet Distinguished Alumnus Ed Neill

The ISE Department held its annual Alumni Hall of Fame Breakfast on November 4th as part of Red and White Week at NC State University. Ed Neill was one of the four Distinguished Alumni Award winners. Congratulations to Ed.

See the article about Ed Neill’s award in the Hickory Daily Record

Ed Neill | 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner


Ed Neill is President of Neill Grading and Construction Co. Inc., a turnkey site preparation, water-sewer utility, historic restoration and residential-commercial building contractor located in Hickory, NC. Neill’s love of slalom skiing has led to State and National records and championships, the construction of seven ski lakes, and three generations of state, national, and world champions. Neill graduated from NC State in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Furniture Manufacturing and Management while working summers in construction and furniture. After two years in furniture, he has been at Neill Construction ever since and while now looking for more time away, but with no plans to retire. He is proud of organizing and looks forward to the annual Raleigh reunion of his NC State friends, this year being the 46th.