2016 Engineering Leader Under 40: Verónica Hernández-Mushi, 29

Application Engineer, Bachmann Electronic, Charlestown, Mass.


Verónica Hernández-Mushi, 29
Application Engineer; Bachmann electronic, Charlestown, Mass.
BS Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
MS Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Hernández-Mushi is playing a key role in helping Bachmann electronic revolutionize the wind energy industry. As one of the lead engineers helping fine tune controls retrofit solutions for older wind turbines, Hernández-Mushi is on the edge of a change to what wind turbine fleet owner operators desire; open source control of their wind turbines, the ability to harness Big Data that was once part of the OEM "black box" controls, and reduction in loads resulting in preservation of turbine life, while maintaining or improving the production. Hernández-Mushi is leveraging her GE controls experience to make this happen. While at GE, Hernández-Mushi completed the Edison Engineering Development Program, which included training in Fundamentals of Leadership and Energy Equipment Teardown, and received GE Employee Recognition Awards and the Hispanic Forum Estrella Award. Hernández-Mushi leads customer training activities here in the U.S. on Bachmann software and applications. Hernández-Mushi has traveled to many unusual and exciting places in the world not often seen on the average vacation itinerary. She also travels on a fairly regular basis to her native home where she grew up in Puerto Rico.

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