Future 30: Meeting the next challenges

Manufacturing's future is in the hands of people like the 2010 Future 30 honorees. That's good news for manufacturing.


By Bob Vavra, Content Manager

2010 Future 30The 2010 Future 30 nominees highlighted in [the September 2010] issue [of Plant Engineering] all have one thing in common: They have only one thing in common.

For example, they’re all graduates of major university engineering programs. Except that many of them have come in through the community college ranks, or through the military.

They’re all focused on plant floor manufacturing operations. Except that they’re also focused on supply chain, safety, logistics and all of the other disciplines that contribute to a successful manufacturing operation.

They’re all Rust Belt workers doing traditional manufacturing in the footsteps of their fathers. Except that some have come to the professional through examinations of their skill sets and the potential manufacturing holds to enhance and grow those skill sets.

And, they’re all men. Except that many of them are women.

They’re at big plants and small, major organizations and a couple that don’t get big press but make up the backbone of American manufacturing. They work hard every day and contribute to the regrowth in manufacturing.

The 2010 Future 30 honorees

Kevin Allenbaugh, 25

Apprectice Mechanic, Gallo Glass

Jasmeet Singh Arora, 24

Industrial Engineer, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Neil Barnas, Captain, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, U.S. Air ForceNeil Barnas, 31

Captain, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, U.S. Air Force

Matthew Bates, 30

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