2016 Engineering Leader Under 40: Brad Fryer, 33
Engineering Manager—Systems Integration, Siemens—Analytical Products & Solutions, Houston
Brad Fryer, 34
Engineering Manager—Systems Integration; Siemens—Analytical Products & Solutions, Houston
BS Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
MBA, University of Houston
Fryer is currently the systems integration engineering manager for Siemens Analytical Products & Solutions. He is primarily responsible for the systems integration engineering activities for the project business. Fryer was named engineering manager in 2010. He currently manages a large group of senior engineers and designers focusing on engineering design packages for complex process analytical solutions primarily servicing the downstream Oil & Gas industry. He provides guidance and support to all areas within the operation including quotations and sales. He is a mentor for engineering interns and Siemens professional development engineers. Fryer serves as the Houston lead for Operational Excellence initiative focused on productivity improvement. Fryer is the lead engineering resource for customer joint, continuous improvement programs. In his spare time, Fryer makes time to coach his three kids in baseball and softball leagues. He spends a good portion of his free time working with young kids teaching them not only the game of baseball/softball but also works with them on being better students and teammates.
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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