2016 Engineering Leader Under 40: Raymond Berning, 33
Lead Control Systems Analyst, Interstates Control Systems Inc., Sioux Center, Iowa
Raymond Berning, 33
Lead Control Systems Analyst; Interstates Control Systems Inc., Sioux Center, Iowa
AAS Electrical Technology and Industrial and Commercial Wiring, Northwest Iowa Community College
Berning is a rising leader within Interstates Control Systems. For nearly 10 years, he has grown his technical expertise and is currently serving as a lead control systems analyst. He leads projects and a team of people to deliver high quality controls solutions across a number of platforms. Berning's solid technical background of programming concepts helped Interstates derive standard batching functionality for chemical processing facilities, which have been expanded upon for the past 7 years. Those projects, along with other Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Batching applications, have placed Berning in several magazine publications along with involvement in RSTeched presentations for all of the automation world to learn from. After completion of Interstates' first Rockwell Automation FTBatching deployment, Berning became a lead control systems analyst for Interstates where he has led projects and developers the past 4 years. Outside of work, Berning enjoys fishing and four-wheeling with his 6-year old son.
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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