Bob Fei named president at Life Cycle Engineering
New position will helkp continue to drive client growth
Bob Fei has been named president of Life Cycle Engineering. He is responsible for day-to-day operations of the company, based in Charleston, SC. The newly-created role of president is a result of strong company growth driving the need for a new organizational structure that supports the LCE priorities of employee engagement, high quality services for the company’s clients, and continued company growth.
Fei joined LCE’s Reliability Consulting Group as a Reliability Solutions Consultant in 2002. In 2004 he assumed the role of Managing Principal, managing delivery of consulting services. In 2006 Fei assumed a corporate role as Director of Business Processes, focusing on business process re-engineering, cross-functional alignment across company business groups, and providing staff support to the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining LCE in 2002, Fei worked as a consultant, manager and business analyst at companies including Ernst & Young, Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), and Niku Corporation (now part of Computer Associates.)
Fei received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. Fei is a Professional Engineer registered in South Carolina.
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.