2023 Engineering Leader Under 40: Seth Purk, 30

Seth Purk, 30, Quality Engineer/Supervisor, Rittal North America LLC, Urbana, Ohio

By Plant Engineering September 11, 2023
Courtesy: CFE Media

Seth Purk, 30
Quality Engineer/Supervisor
Rittal North America LLC
Urbana, Ohio

During his first year at Rittal, Seth’s actions were quickly noticed, and he was promoted to the Quality Supervisor for the department as well as continuing as the Quality Engineer in the fabrication department. In the past year, Seth has taken leadership and management courses through a local college, and he continually progresses into a management position. He is working to achieve his ASQ certification as a Quality Engineer and taking several quality-related courses. One of his biggest achievements has been implementing Rittal’s first automated robotic weld cell to improve the product quality and productivity.

Fun fact: Seth is a dedicated high school sports coach, having coached football, basketball and baseball for more than 10 years.