2016 Engineering Leader Under 40: Stephanie Doyle, 35
Project Engineer, Matrix Technologies Inc., Maumee, Ohio
Stephanie Doyle, 35
Project Engineer; Matrix Technologies Inc., Maumee, Ohio
BS Computer Science Engineering, University of Toledo
Doyle started her career as a controls engineer for an OEM Company that manufactures glass tempering furnaces. Her primary responsibilities were on the architectural furnace line. Since joining Matrix Technologies almost 6 years ago, she has been promoted twice and is currently in a project engineer position. She has worked on projects mainly in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. In the past year she was the technical lead for a new column-packing suite for a pharmaceutical company. The project utilized Rockwell ControlLogix PLC's along with an FTView HMI. Currently, Doyle is working on the design for a new High Temperature Short Time (HTST) skid for the same customer. The new HTST skid will have advanced cleaning capabilities. When the design phase is complete, she will begin programming the Batch, PLC, and HMI applications. Doyle serves on a Best Practices Committee for Matrix Technologies' Industrial Systems Divisions. As part of the committee she helps to review and standardize the company's project methodologies. Outside of work, Doyle enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. She is intrigued by photography and is part owner in a medical billing company with her mother.
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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