2018 Engineering Leaders Under 40

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media September 17, 2018

The 2018 CFE Media Engineering Leaders Under 40 are in a class by themselves, but they also have plenty of experience in a class. These 30 manufacturing professionals are by far the best educated group we’ve recognized since the program began almost a decade ago. They’ve taken that formal education and turned it into groundbreaking improvements on their plant floor and in patented product development.

The seven women and 23 men honored this year range in age from 25 to 39. All have university degrees, including several from foreign institutions. More than half have a master’s degree, and two have PhDs. Their degrees include 10 in mechanical engineering, seven in chemical engineering, and two each in industrial engineering and electrical engineering.

Taken as a group, they represent the future of manufacturing, but as individuals, they offer unique perspectives and singular abilities that will service manufacturing well in the future.

Bob Vavra, content manager for Plant Engineering, CFE Media, bvavra@cfemedia.com.