AKF Group names new partner
Peter Reilly, PE, a consulting engineer, has been named partner at AKF Group.
AKF Group has announced that Peter Reilly, PE, has been named a partner of the group. Reilly has more than 25 years of consulting engineering experience in a variety of project types for healthcare, education, and science and technology clients. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. He joined AKF in 2007 with the opening of the Boston office. His responsibilities include project management, engineering, business development, and marketing. In addition to his active membership on AKF’s National Healthcare Committee, his professional memberships include American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) where he served as Education Chairman for the Boston Chapter for three years; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); and Associate member of American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE).
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.