2011 Leader Under 40: Anthony Roach, 31

Engineering and Maintenance Manager, FONA International


Anthony Roach, 31

Engineering and Maintenance Manager, FONA International

Years at FONA International: 0.5

Supervisor: Eric L. Jogun

Education: BS Chemical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Anthony’s contributions: “Anthony has worked with and for me for over three years. In that time, he has excelled as a project engineer, a department manager, and as an engineering and maintenance manager in several food manufacturing companies. Anthony has superior technical skills as a chemical engineer coupled with the ability to get work done through people. He was integral in introducing total productive maintenance concepts to his department that resulted in a 5% reduction in downtime. Currently, Anthony is part of a company leadership team that is charged with understanding and building organizational capabilities as the company grows and expands.”

Why a career in manufacturing? “At the age of 11, I decided to become a chemical engineer. While researching careers for a school project, I read an article on chemical engineering and I knew that I wanted to make products that everyone would use. I began researching engineering and manufacturing processes, and I also job-shadowed at a local production facility. After I started in manufacturing I became interested in operations management and discovered that with others I could accomplish more than I could when on my own. Twenty years after I chose my career, I am still challenged to learn more.”

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