2012 Leader Under 40: Florin Macarie, 39
Plant Engineer, Johnsonville Sausage, Momence, Ill.
Florin Macarie, 39
“Having an impassioned mind and heart, Florin is both intuitive and rational, which is a rare combination and makes him different,” said Patrick Garinger, plant coordinator at Johnsonville Sausage. “Extraordinary performance is always a necessity, which Florin delivers.”
Why a career in manufacturing?
“A career in engineering/manufacturing gives me both skills and knowledge that are highly valued. The industry is ever-changing as new technologies, materials, processes, and techniques are developed. With more innovations on the horizon, I am so excited to have a career in this sector.”
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.