Mark Johnsen among Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 for 2010
Want to meet the next generation of manufacturing automation and controls leaders? In November 2010, 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. Meet Mark Johnsen ...
Mark Johnsen, 38
Engineering Manager, 5 years
Fremont, CA USA
Job function: Process, Production, or Manufacturing Engineering
Academics: Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Santa Clara University
Achievements: I've been involved with controls for more than 15 years: first at an automation distributor and then with a medical device manufacturer. As a brief stint as a consultant, I developed the controls that were used to introduce new products by Steve Jobs at MAC World keynote addresses. Also, I held automation training sessions for my technicians to teach them wiring, programming, and basic robotic architecture. My belief is that automation is a combination of various disciplines combining to solve a problem. What can be more beautiful than that?
Non-work hobbies: My six-year-old daughter and I competed in Robogames 2009 (http://robogames.net) and won first place in the 1-lb division with the robot Xnabia. I bought an Arduino and programmed an old Basic Stamp microcontroller.
Engineering hobbies: I want to put together board-level electronics and reduce the cost of a small embedded system. Also, I started putting together a Wordpress website, but haven't finished it (www.ijohnsen.com). Lastly, I just built a PC with an Intel i5 540, (2) 1.5 TB hard drives in RAID 0, with 8 GB of RAM. Sweet.
Start in controls: Science, math, and computers.
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- Compiled by Renee R. Bassett for Control Engineering.
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