2014 Engineering Leader Under 40: Hassan Ahmed

Utility Manager; GlaxoSmithKline; Karachi, Pakistan


2014 Engineering Leader Under 40: Hassan AhmedHassan Ahmed, 26
Utility Manager
Karachi, Pakistan

Education: BS Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology

Hassan Ahmed is a confident and hardworking person who has quickly advanced his career and dominated the utility sector with energy-saving ideas. He started as a utility engineer-in-training shortly after graduating from NED University, and within 4 years became utility manager at GlaxoSmithKline. Energy-saving strategies implemented by Hassan over the years include: the design, fabrication, and installation of a desiccant air dryer; reviewing HVAC design criteria and revising systems to comply with energy standards; and installing VFD controls on air handling units and pumps for increased annual savings. Hassan is responsible for looking after all the systems—such as generators, boilers, air compressors, HVAC, water treatment, purified water plants, nitrogen systems, gas boosters, and heat exchangers—that deliver utilities for efficient manufacturing operations.

Hassan likes to work in a professional environment full of challenges, where he is free to implement strategies and wait for results. He likes to communicate and socialize with people to understand their views on life and other topics, and his goal for life is “to be inspired and be an inspiration for others."

Why choose this career path?
“I have always had an inclination towards engines and mechanical drive systems and machines,” said Ahmed. “Utility was the best option to get myself completely devoted towards mechanical machinery and to have a career of my interest. With heat and energy applications and studies, these things just drive me to work better with enthusiasm and more interest.”

Visit the Engineering Leaders Under 40 page.

No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Safety for 18 years, warehouse maintenance tips, Ethernet and the IIoT, GAMS 2016 recap
2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40; Future vision: Where is manufacturing headed?; Electrical distribution, redefined
Strategic outsourcing delivers efficiency; Sleeve bearing clearance; Causes of water hammer; Improve air quality; Maintenance safety; GAMS preview
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Safety at every angle, Big Data's impact on operations, bridging the skills gap
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Applying network redundancy; Overcoming loop tuning challenges; PID control and networks
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing arc flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Package boilers; Natural gas infrared heating; Thermal treasure; Standby generation; Natural gas supports green efforts

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role of plant safety and offers advice on best practices.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
This article collection contains several articles on strategic maintenance and understanding all the parts of your plant.
click me