2016 Engineering Leader Under 40: Lisa Wyman, 38
Senior Director, QA Engineering & Validation, Shire, Lexington, Mass.
Lisa Wyman, 38
Senior Director, QA Engineering & Validation; Shire, Lexington, Mass.
BS Biology, Ithaca College
MS Engineering Management, Tufts University
Wyman has a strong history of transforming programs and teams, improving regulatory compliance, and driving exponential growth. She led the re-design of Shire's quality system for facilities, equipment, and computerized systems with minimal impact to plant operations and patient supply, resulting in a 100% success rate during 2015 regulatory inspections. Wyman improved the validation maintenance program by utilizing operational excellence tools and deploying quality risk management, increasing schedule adherence by 45%, improving equipment performance by more than 20%, and delivering associated savings of more than $2MM. She is passionate about developing people and draws from her experience and expertise to groom the next generation of engineers and leaders. In her spare time, Wyman is an avid marathon runner. This past April, she ran the Boston Marathon, which marked her 15th consecutive year running the Boston Marathon. Wyman is trying to keep her streak alive and hopes to run 25 or more consecutive Boston Marathon races.
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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