2021 Engineering Leader Under 40: Dominique Dangerfield, 32
Project Manager, Maverick Technologies , Baton Rouge, LA, United States, BS Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University
Dominique Dangerfield, 32
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
BS Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University
Why should this person be recognized for this award?
Dominique’s dedication, positive outlook and selfless approach make him a key contributor at Maverick Technologies. He makes it his personal goal to provide the highest level of customer service, safety, and engineering. He never shies away from a challenge and has regularly gone above and beyond, working many remote and difficult projects requiring strong personal drive and commitment. A most recent example is volunteering for a months-long deployment on an island during the pandemic, to assist the restart of the Limetree Bay Refinery in St. Croix. Dominique selflessly gives his best effort every day.
Achievements, Advancement & Career-related Industry Contributions
Dominique has worked hard to be a great asset for Maverick Technologies. He began his career as an intern in 2013 and rose to the level of project manager by 2020. During his time as an engineer Dominique was the project lead on many Honeywell and Triconex migrations. While leading successful migrations Dominique developed an HMI Best Practice Wiki for Maverick, a guide which has helped others at the company successfully plan and execute graphic migrations. Dominique was also selected to the Leadership Development Team, where Maverick management selects a handful of high performing employees each year for a special project, working closely with company leaders. Moving away from the technical engineering side, Dominique was promoted to be the second ever Performance Excellence Specialist with Maverick. In this role, Dominique worked closely with project managers to develop new tools, drive consistency within projects, and review the company’s ongoing projects. As a young project manager, Dominique has managed very high-profile projects, such as a multi-business unit project in the Virgin Islands for a refinery restart where Dominique even volunteered for five months in late 2020 to manage at the customer site.
Non-work-related Activities & Hobbies
At least three to four times a year Dominique volunteers at Bayou State Starbase. Starbase provides STEM training to the youth and Dominique volunteers as their speaker of the week in a STEM industry. He loves to give back and provide knowledge about engineering and to give insight to what we do in our industry. Growing up, Dominique did not know anything about engineering until his senior year in high school, so it gives him great joy that the youth he is speaking to will not have that problem.
- Dominique is a musician. He plays the saxophone and piano for his local church.
- Dominique was also nominated as a Rockwell Automation Global Culture Ambassador in 2021. As an Ambassador, Dominique was selected with 400 other employees to present workshops to our employees about new culture initiatives.
Why did they choose this career?
“While studying chemical engineering, I really enjoyed one of my senior projects that dealt with control systems. From there, I wanted to work in this industry. As a young engineer I always had a passion for leading and wanted to become a project manager. I enjoy managing multiple projects from a high level and working on the commercial side of our industry. I get the best of both worlds by mentoring our young engineers to become leaders and providing excellent customer service to our customer and providing the right solutions for their needs.”