2011 Leader Under 40: Patricia Landry, 36

Maintenance Manager, Noranda Alumina

09/01/2011


Patricia Landry, 36

Maintenance Manager, Noranda Alumina

Years at Noranda Alumina: 14

Nominator: Paul Bledsoe

Supervisor: Ramon Gil

Education: BS Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University

Patricia’s contributions: “Patricia Landry exemplifies the dynamic spirit of American industry. She has been an exceptional engineer and leader, bringing tough assignments to successful completion and inspiring others to work positively to accomplish what others just ponder. She possesses the leadership we needed to get through difficult challenges, including development of process safety management, and as lead facilitator to improve maintenance productivity and plant performance. She uses her strong people skills to embolden her charges to achieve excellent results. Her personal life is equally remarkable, being the mother of two children, and co-owner of a growing business with her husband,” said Paul Bledsoe.

Why a career in manufacturing? “Manufacturing and chemical engineering both focus on science at a practical level. American industry helped make this country the best in the world. I wanted to be part of assuring that we continue to hold that edge. The aspect of manufacturing that I love the most is continually improving a process that has been in operation 50 years. Every day must be better, to remain competitive in the market. Most problems must be solved with others, to get the best results. I very much enjoy working in a team environment and inspiring others to perform at their best.”

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