2011 Leader Under 40: Scott McClelland, 30
Scott McClelland, 30
Manufacturing Manager, Siemens Industry Inc.
Years at Siemens Industry Inc.: 6
Supervisor: Shujath Ali
Education: Industrial Engineering, Texas A+M University
Scott’s contributions: “With a strong background in industrial engineering, Scott McClelland has made tremendous contributions to the manufacturing of low-voltage drives at our plant. With a keen sense of lean manufacturing methodologies and the Siemens production system, and through the use of design-for-manufacturing and design-for-assembly concepts, Scott has been able to increase productivity, optimize floor space, and reduce cost on one of our major product offerings, making it both cost competitive and attractive in the market. With his process-and-results orientation, and drive for continuous improvement, Scott is an asset to the operations management team.”
Why a career in manufacturing? “There is a prevailing theory that U.S. manufacturing must be outsourced in order for our businesses to remain competitive globally. I take issue with this theory, and one of the major motivations for my job as a manufacturing manager is to prove this theory wrong. For me, working in a manufacturing environment is a thrilling mix of two things. The first component is the daily challenges we face in order to deliver quality product on time. The second component is the team effort of continuous process improvement, the chief factor to remaining financially competitive in order to keep manufacturing local.”