2019 Engineering Leader Under 40: Austin Butcher, 37
Austin Butcher, 37
Engineering & Environmental Manager
CertainTeed/Saint-Gobain Corp, McPherson, KS, United States
BS Engineering Technology (Plastics Engineering Technology), Pittsburg State University
Austin holds the ability to deliver outstanding results in several areas while connecting with all levels of an organization. He recently worked with a building product’s quality department to scope out and implement a mobile industrial robot solution, developing and delivering the training, and working through employee fears to gain buy in. In 2016 and 2017, Austin led efforts to complete a 38,000-sq-ft. plant expansion as well as install two new 3,500-ton Injection molding machines to accommodate the business needs for the McPherson, Kansas, manufacturing plant. Austin and his plant-based team have focused on reducing the environmental footprint for the facility and won the State of Kansas Pollution Prevention Award for their efforts.
FUN FACT: Austin is an assistant coach for his son’s baseball team because he is more passionate about being a great father than being an outstanding engineer and business contributor.