2015 Engineering Leader Under 40: Corey Arrick, 38

Engineering Manager, BAE Companies; Philadelphia; BS Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University


Corey ArrickCorey Arrick, 38
Engineering Manager, BAE Companies, Philadelphia
BS Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University

Arrick has broad experience as a process engineer and project manager working in the food, pharmaceutical, and health/personal care industries. He has worked as a design and construction engineer for various clients, ranging from Godiva Chocolatier to GlaxoSmithKline. He also has worked in plant operations and as a quality specialist in the meat industry. Recently, Arrick managed the operations team and acted as the start-up engineer at a meat import and processing facility. In addition, he accepted the responsibilities of managing the quality department for the company’s products, achieving U.S. Dept. of Agriculture import and domestic status as well as leading the facility to Safe Quality Food certification. These experiences make him uniquely knowledgeable in all facets of project engineering, and allow him to work collaboratively with the many different types of people he meets along the way in each of these industries. In 2001, Arrick received an Operational Achievement Award at Godiva Chocolatier for the installation and start-up of a caramel-cooking process, and in 2012 he was honored with a PRIDE Award—Professionals Recognizing Individuals who Demonstrate Excellence—at Barry-Wehmiller Design Group. Arrick also holds five U.S. patents and two European patents for hot-beverage products. Arrick is a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys experimenting with foods and drink by brewing his own beer, wine, and ciders and making his own yogurt and cheese. In 2013, he won the local American Homebrewers Association Best in Show award for his homebrewed hard cider. He is a food engineer who really loves what he does.

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There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

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