Erik Lince, among Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 for 2010

Want to meet the next generation of manufacturing automation and controls leaders? In November 2010, Control Engineering highlights 19 young professionals from around the globe who are making their marks in everything from system design to academia. These leaders aim to inspire others to get involved in engineering and resolve local and global challenges through smarter applications of automation and control technologies. Meet Erik Lince ...

11/15/2010


Erik Lince, Advanced Technologies Engineer, ThyssenKrupp System Engineering Inc., Control Engineering Leader Under 40, class of 2010Erik Lince, 28           

Advanced Technologies Engineer, 9 years

ThyssenKrupp System Engineering Inc.        

Auburn Hills, MI USA

www.thyssenkruppsystemengineeringinc.com     

Job function: System Integration or Consulting      

Academics: Lean Manufacturing, Delta College Computer Languages, Mott College Robot Programming, Valentine Robotics Rob-Cad Training, Siemens PLM Software Private Pilot, Wind Sock Aviation Commercial Pilot Training, Acker Aviation

Achievements: I worked in Mexico at our customer's facility for nearly one year with short breaks to come home to Michigan. We worked many 12-hour-plus days for seven days a week and finally achieved our end goal with success. The system was nearly 20% over the target cycle time; as a team we worked to achieve the intended cycle time and managed to keep our customer satisfied.    

Control Engineering Leader Under 40, class of 2010 logoNon-work hobbies: I took a vacation with my dad, brother in-law, and my brother in-law's best man. We went on a hiking trip for one week on Isle Royal and enjoyed being part of nature for a week. I did this because my dad and I are very close, and we needed a little father-son time before my wedding this fall. I am the president of our condominium association in Frankenmuth, Michigan. I am a private pilot and very involved at the Frankenmuth Airport, and I sit on the board of directors as an alternate board member.   

Engineering hobbies: I installed a new pair of amphibious floats on an airplane with the help of my father and a couple of friends. This was a pretty difficult task, but with a lot of planning and a great amount of attention to detail, everything worked out without any problems.           

Start in controls: I have always been interested in mechanical machines and when I began studying robotics, I was hooked. I began looking at jobs that other people do not want to do or were physically incapable of, and I tried to think of ways to implement a robot. After a while I found myself looking for a career in robotics and automation.

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- Compiled by Renee R. Bassett for Control Engineering.

See www.controleng.com/awards for other winners and other recognition programs for all ages.



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