2016 Engineering Leader Under 40: Lindsey Fink, 28
Field Services Engineer, Control Station Inc., Manchester, Conn.
Lindsey Fink, 28
Field Services Engineer; Control Station Inc., Manchester, Conn.
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut
Fink joined Control Station in 2014 to establish best practices for the company's rapidly growing Control Loop Performance Monitoring business. She's taken the lead in developing repeatable processes for the deployment and use of the company's software-based solution. With a global clientele that spans numerous segments of the process industries, a core challenge has been the formulation of procedures that assure consistency while remaining flexible enough to suit each user's unique needs. The tools Fink has developed are improving efficiency and facilitating Control Station's continued growth. She started at Westinghouse Electric as an engineer intern before taking on a full-time role as engineer that was followed by a promotion to senior engineer. Fink has been an active member of Women in Nuclear, holding an array of leadership positions within the Hartford Chapter. Fink has volunteered her time working with inner city girls and promoting interest in engineering, math, and science. Outside of work, Fink considers herself a "foodie" and enjoys trialing recipes she finds online. She also has visited 46 states, over a dozen countries, and four continents.
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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