2016 Engineering Leader Under 40: Alan Polk, 34

Controls + Automation Western Region Leader, Hargrove Controls + Automation, Houston

09/15/2016


Alan Polk, 34
Controls + Automation Western Region Leader; Hargrove Controls + Automation, Houston
BS Chemical Engineering, University of South Alabama

Alan started at Hargrove 6 years ago and has been integral to the company's growth by demonstrating his leadership in recruiting, developing business relationships, and executing major automation projects. His expertise in the field, passion for mentoring, and ability to lead large teams made him an ideal candidate to spearhead Hargrove C+A's western region expansion. Alan has over 10 years of experience in process control system design, configuration, and commissioning. His knowledge includes control optimized process design, control system specification, system configuration, project commissioning, project management, control system networking and security, and root cause analysis. He is a licensed professional engineer in Alabama and Texas. Alan is responsible for Hargrove's automation activities at the Baton Rouge, Beaumont, Houston, and Memphis offices. He oversees resource management, proposal activity, customer relationship development, project management, and project execution. Hargrove was named #55 in Control Engineering's 2015 list of System Integrator Giants in large part thanks to Alan's contribution and leadership. Outside of work Alan enjoys teaching English as a Second Language bible studies.



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