Events and Awards

2019 Engineering Leader Under 40: Christopher Blackburn, 30

Senior Plant Engineer Henkel Aerospace Bay Point, Calif., BS Mechanical Engineering, San Francisco State University
By McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske September 12, 2019
Christopher Blackburn, 30 Senior Plant Engineer Henkel Aerospace Bay Point, Calif. BS Mechanical Engineering, San Francisco State University.

Christopher Blackburn, 30
Senior Plant Engineer
Henkel Aerospace Bay Point, Calif.
BS Mechanical Engineering, San Francisco State University

Even at a young age, Chris’ critical-thinking skills and enjoyment of solving problems and working in manufacturing plants sets him apart. Chris has progressed from designing work platforms to complete work centers, collaborating with process engineering, R&D, quality and production. He also has tackled several difficult permitting processes. Chris is an avid San Jose Sharks fan and season-ticket holder. Outside of hockey, his other pastime is attending beer-tasting festivals.

FUN FACT: Chris is involved with the volunteer group, Engineers Without Borders.


McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske
Author Bio: McKenzie Burns, production coordinator; Amanda Pelliccione, research director; and Mark T. Hoske, content manager, CFE Media