Leaders Under 40, Control Engineering class of 2010

Meet the next generation of manufacturing automation and controls leaders. Control Engineering highlights 19 young professionals from around the globe who are making their marks in everything from system design to academia. These leaders aim to inspire others to get involved in engineering and resolve local and global challenges through smarter applications of automation and control technologies.


Control Engineering, Leaders Under 40To help inspiring engineering excellence among youth, Control Engineering recognizes 19 remarkable engineering leaders in its first “40 Under 40” recognition program, announced Nov. 15, 2010, online and in the November 2010 North American edition of Control Engineering.

While we didn’t honor 40 this first time around, we commend all 29 entrants and encourage engineering enthusiasts of all ages to share their wisdom with Control Engineering in other ways at www.controleng.com/awards. We expect nominations to open approximately mid-year for the 2011 program.

We recognize these leaders in engineering (under 40 years old as of Nov. 1, 2010) as having made strong contributions toward the control engineering profession. We hope that highlighting these well-rounded individuals will help interest young people in engineering careers at end-users companies, automation and control vendors, system integrators, automation consultants, and in engineering education. These next-generation leaders show the world what’s fun and worthwhile about engineering.

Students take note: Aside from a love of engineering, these individuals help youth play robotic games, participate in foster parenting and reach out to special-needs children, build projects of all types, repair motorcycles, play hockey, paint, fish, design electric vehicles, generate power with wind, have revelations in ones and zeros, and even partake in a little quantum physics...as a hobby.

Engineers interested in automation can control a better world, and have a lot of fun along the way! See more about each winner using the links below.

- Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager


What’s in a number? Leaders Under 40

Among the 2010 Control Engineering Leaders Under 40...


9 participants have degrees in electrical engineering

5 have degrees in mechanical engineering

3 have degrees in controls

2 have degrees in chemical engineering

2 have degrees in information technology

Other hobbies:

7 work with children or youth outside of the office

6 enjoy robotics as a hobby

4 mentor young, aspiring engineers

4 enjoy restoring classic vehicles

1 is a hopeful Cubs fan

- Statistics compiled by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering content specialist


Announcing: Control Engineering Leaders Under 40, class of 2010

Sundeep Chandhoke, Principal Architect, National Instruments;

Chris Elston, Owner/Operator, MrPLC.com;

Dean Ford, CAP, Director Operational Consulting, Maverick Technologies;

Joshua Hauskins, Engineer, Nissan;

Brett Israelsen, Control Engineer, APCO Inc.;


Jonathan Jobe, Fiber Draw Controls Engineer, OFS Fitel LLC;

Mark Johnsen, Engineering Manager, NDC;

Shaun Klann, Technology Integration Engineer, Teng & Associates;

Erik Lince, Advanced Technologies Engineer, ThyssenKrupp System Engineering Inc.;

Kevin Lomeli, Engineer, Matrix Technologies;


Ken McLaughlin, Director, Automation Systems, JMP Engineering Inc.;

Jaime Navarro, Project Engineer, Matrix Technologies Inc.;

Robert Rice, Vice President, Control Station Inc.;

Georg Schitter, Full Professor, Chair for Industrial Automation, Automation and Control Institute (ACIN), Vienna University of Technology;


Paul Smith, Database and Programming Specialist, Stasis Measurement;

Atul Upare, Senior Automation Engineer, Zenith Technologies;

Brian Van Batavia, Lead Engineer—Embedded Controls, Eaton Corp.;

Laurens VanPagee, Director, Branch Operations, JMP Engineering Inc.; and

Jose Vazquez, Vice-President, Invision Engineering Corp.

See the digital edition five-page article; "Next Generation Leaders," starting on page 37, at http://e-ditionsbyfry.com/Olive/ODE/CTL/Default.aspx?href=CTL/2010/11/01 - Compiled by Renee R. Bassett for Control Engineering.

Follow the links above for more details about each winner. For Control Engineering www.controleng.com/awards recognitions programs for all ages, see.

Control Engineering, Consulting-Specifying Engineer and Plant Engineering are part of CFE Media. CFE stands for Content for Engineers, www.cfemedia.com.

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