Leaders Under 40: From diversity, a common commitment


Just as there is no one program that will crank out the next generation of manufacturing leaders, there is no one path to a career in manufacturing.

The 12 people we recognize as Plant Engineering’s 2011 Leaders Under 40 exemplify this diversity.

Some see the practical applications of manufacturing; some enjoy the mental aspect of problem solving. Some see the global nature of the business as a way to expand their horizons. One person dreams of climbing above that horizon to give the world an aerial view of the potential of manufacturing and engineering. They touch every corner of the plant floor, from engineering to tool and die to supply chain to operations management.

Their common trait is that they recognize the promise and the possibilities of a career in manufacturing and have seized the chance to make a difference. They and thousands like them make up the future of manufacturing. Our industry benefits from the skill and commitment of these dozen individuals. Our industry needs to find a way to develop thousands of more people just like them.

Read the Plant Engineering September 2011 cover story, Plugging the Skills Gap.


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