J. Kevin Logan, BSc (Eng)
Kevin is currently serving as the third president of the Clan Logan Society International. In 2016, he joined the Society as so many do, by volunteering to host a Clan Logan hospitality tent at his local Highland Festival & Games. Kevin has held several positions with the Society since that time, from webmaster to newsletter editor. Kevin established consistent branding across all of the Society’s media, from website, to Facebook, to printed newsletter. In 2018, James C. Logan appointed, and the Board confirmed, Kevin as the vice president of the Society. James and Kevin worked together to update and streamline the Society’s Bylaws, establish global Zoom conferences, and rapidly grow the Society’s membership. In 2022, Kevin was confirmed by the Board as the president of the Society.
Kevin was born and educated in rural Missouri, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1993. He pursued a successful career in the automotive industry working as a controls and systems expert for many of the major manufacturers, including General Motors, Ford, and Toyota. Kevin was a pioneer in the electrification of the modern consumer vehicle, earning nine patents for his regenerative braking algorithms.
Kevin enjoys studying Scottish culture and history, especially heraldry. He is building a library of books and other items that align with these interests. His favorite book in the library at this point is his 1959 copy of Simple Heraldry Cheerfully Illustrated by Iain Moncreiffe and Don Pottinger. This book and the urgings of the Society’s Heritage Officer, John Marjoribanks, led Kevin to finally registering a personal coat of arms in 2022 through the American College of Heraldry.
Although he has lived and worked in many regions across the USA, Kevin’s passion has always been for his family. He is the proud father to four children, a stepdaughter, and four grandchildren. He lives with his wife Lisa in rural Michigan with all of his family within an hour’s drive. They figure prominently in his recently assumed arms, most especially in his motto – Familia Cor Hominis, which is Latin for ‘Family is the Heart of the Man.’