Robert W. Crommelin has practiced traffic engineering since joining ITE in January 1951. Bob’s employment has included work with the California Division of Highways; the cities of Richmond, San Leandro and Hayward, CA; Wilbur Smith and Associates; and Robert Crommelin and Associates Inc. He was in the inaugural class of the Professional Traffic Operations Engineer™ (PTOE) certification program. Bob’s professional contributions have had a positive impact on the safety and mobility of his home state of California and he continues to serve his chosen profession after more than 50 years.
Bob has been an active participant at the section, district and international levels of ITE. He has served ITE in leadership roles as the chairman of the San Francisco Bay (1959) and Los Angeles (1969–70) sections, president of the Western District (1975–1976), founding member of the Consultants Council, and chairman of the Membership Committee. He was a delegate to ITE’s Constitutional Convention and Program Development Conference. In addition, Bob has served on numerous ITE technical committees. His commitment to continuing professional development is evidenced in his consistent participation in technical sessions at ITE meetings and conferences.
Bob served his country during the Korean War and continued in the U.S. Army Reserve for a total of 30 years, retiring as a Colonel in 1980. Even in his military assignments, Bob was able to use his transportation knowledge and skills. Specifically, his last 11 years of service were spent as the Senior Mobilization Designee Officer whereas, should he have been deployed, he would have served as the liaison between the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
We congratulate Bob on his many years of service to the citizens of California and to ITE members nationwide, and we recognize him for his continuing contribution to the transportation profession.