George D. Combs

George Combs


George D. Combs

BSChE ’59, PhD ‘64

Owner and Manager

Combs Equity Management, Inc.



After earning the first doctorate degree granted by the UA College of Engineering, Dr. Combs was a senior research engineer for Exxon before returning to the U of A from 1970-74 and 1975-78 as an associate professor of engineering science.


During that time, he served as a consultant to Environmental Systems Company (Ensco), a Little Rock-based corporation dealing with toxic waste disposal where he designed the incinerator and scrubbing systems used by the company.


In 1978 he joined Ensco as Vice President, Engineering where he had overall technical responsibility for Ensco’s operation.  He served as Vice President, Research and Development from 1986 until 1993 when he established combs Equity Management, Inc.


Dr. Combs is a member of the UA Engineering Advisory Council.