2015 Engineering Leader Under 40: Jayesh Jariwala, PE, 39

Project Manager, Applied Control Engineering Inc. (ACE); Owings Mills, Md.; BS Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware


Jayesh Jariwala, PEJayesh Jariwala, PE, 39
Project Manager, Applied Control Engineering Inc. (ACE); Owings Mills, Md.
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

Jariwala possesses expertise in classic control systems including human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). However, Jariwala differentiates himself with his breadth of knowledge with regard to plant historians, database schemas, reporting applications, and custom programming applications. His strengths include designing systems to capture critical process data and developing dynamic Web-based reports for a variety of users. He has also worked with customers to bring plant floor data into manufacturing execution systems (MES) and enterprise systems. Since graduating from the University of Delaware, Jariwala has enjoyed a career as a process control engineer at ACE. He began his career in ACE's Newark, Del., office and then transitioned to be a senior technical resource for ACE's Chesapeake Region office in 2010. Throughout his career at ACE, he has been a highly sought-after resource both internally and to ACE's customers. Jariwala continues to develop his technical skills through certifications and professional societies. He has passed multiple certifications from automation software vendors. Jariwala is also the FIRST chair of the Baltimore/Washington D.C. section of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Delaware. For the past 5 years, he has volunteered as a mentor for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Jariwala mentors an all-girls robotics team from Western High School in Baltimore. He provides the team with LabView programming training, troubleshooting support, and engineering mentorship. Jariwala hopes that his mentoring proves valuable to all the members of this team as they continue their studies.

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