2018 Engineering Leader Under 40: Sean Murphy, 36

Engineer, Applied Control Engineering Inc., Danbury, CT, United States

By McKenzie Burns, Production Coordinator September 13, 2018

Sean Murphy, 36
Applied Control Engineering Inc., Danbury, CT, United States
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

After being inspired by his grandfather, Sean chose to become a chemical engineer. He has since completed control system projects on Honeywell, Siemens, DeltaV, Rockwell Automation, and Bailey in a wide range of industries, including power generation, pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, prisons, and food and beverage. Sean uses these skills to help his company acquire new customers in a competitive marketplace. Sean is a leader at the office in Danbury, CT. Due to the small office space, having Sean’s “Swiss Army knife” abilities allows the office entrance into new regional industries and clients when opportunities arise. Further, Sean takes it upon himself to train new employees in the technical aspects of being a process control engineer. Young engineers learn from Sean both how to configure new application software and also what their roles and responsibilities are in the automation industry.

Fun Fact: Sean loves participating in volleyball leagues and tournaments.