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2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Josh Ruiz, 35

Maintenance Manager, Instrument & Electrical, Dow Chemical, Freeport, Texas, BS Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M, MBA, University of Houston

By Amanda Pelliccione September 17, 2020
Josh Ruiz, 35, Maintenance Manager, Instrument & Electrical, Dow Chemical, Freeport, Texas, BS Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M, MBA, University of Houston

2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Josh Ruiz, 35
Maintenance Manager, Instrument & Electrical
Dow Chemical
Freeport, Texas
BS Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M
MBA, University of Houston

Josh has received more than 10 awards from NASA for his projects and eight Dow Chemical awards for his contributions. He is involved with his local chapter of the International Society of Automation, where he is a frequent presenter. Josh created the Instrumentation & Electrical Reliability Program that has enabled Dow to increase reliability by 10% year over year. With this program, Josh has propelled Dow Chemical with Innovation in distributed control systems and process instrumentation. Josh customized software programs to read over 10,000 HART instruments continuously from a central location, allowing for condition-based maintenance optimizing cost and the reduction of unplanned events.

Fun fact: Two years ago, Josh built a remote-control lawn mower with a camera attached, allowing him to mow his law without breaking a sweat.


Amanda Pelliccione
Author Bio: Amanda is the Research Director and Project Manager of Awards Programs for CFE Media and its publications.