2012 Leader Under 40: Tim Elsner, 29

Senior Sales Engineer, Donaldson Torit

By Plant Engineering September 11, 2012

Tim Elsner, 29

Senior Sales Engineer, Donaldson Torit

Years at Donaldson Torit: 5

Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Tim’s contributions

“Tim’s understanding of the manufacturing processes at Donaldson Torit, and his ability to listen to the needs of the customers and respond accordingly, have allowed him to become one of Torit’s most valued and experienced engineers,” said LaJean Larsen, an applications engineering manager at Donaldson Torit. “Testimony to the expertise Tim gained in his five years of employment with Donaldson Torit would be the leadership he provides at all four Industrial Ventilation Conferences each year as a presenter and classroom instructor. The quality of Tim’s engineering expertise has likely helped many manufacturers thrive despite the challenging economy.”

Why a career in manufacturing?

“For as long as I can remember, I was always fascinated by how things were made and worked. This fascination made the choice to pursue an engineering degree and ultimately a career in manufacturing an easy one. Today I utilize my knowledge and troubleshooting skills to educate customers on how Donaldson Torit’s equipment can optimize their process without compromising their production. I am very fortunate to be a technical voice for Donaldson Torit to the customer as well as be involved in teaching at the Industrial Ventilation Conferences around the U.S.”