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Third Annual 30 Under 30: Recognizing the Future Leaders of Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Media Staff

7/1/2015

For the third year, Manufacturing Engineering is proud to celebrate 30 young people under the age of 30 who have demonstrated exceptional talent and leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics—fields that are essential underpinnings to a career in manufacturing. These young people have taken the road less traveled, and we applaud them for it. Full Article

30 Under 30: Christopher Tyler



Advanced Manufacturing Media Staff

7/1/2015

Chris Tyler planned on being an engineer at a young age, for the traditional reason—he was good at math and science. But it wasn’t until his co-op at General Electric during his undergraduate career that he realized he wanted to be a manufacturing engineer. “I was in their combustion group but I always found myself heading down to the manufacturing plant and being really interested in what they were doing,” he explained, “so that’s kind of where my interest was sparked in manufacturing.” Full Article

30 Under 30: Kathryn Tillery-Merk



Advanced Manufacturing Media Staff

7/1/2015

As a youngster, Kathryn Tillery-Merk really loved math and science, and her parents knew she’d be an engineer someday. After earning her BS in industrial engineering and masters in business administration at the University of Oklahoma, Tillery-Merk worked as an engineer at Raytheon Technical Services and as a program manager at Armstrong Aerospace after interning at Schlumberger. Full Article

30 Under 30: Adrienne Oda



Advanced Manufacturing Media Staff

7/1/2015

Watching her grandfather’s struggle with cancer convinced Adrienne Oda to pursue a bioengineering degree.“I think that left a big impression on me,” says Adrienne, the lead R&D/quality engineer for Healionics, a medical device manufacturer in Seattle. “I wanted to be involved in making medical devices, improving the quality of people’s lives, healthcare … ” Full Article

30 Under 30: Katelyn Reno McCutcheon



Advanced Manufacturing Media Staff

7/1/2015

Katelyn Reno McCutcheon, just four years on the job at Dearborn, MI-based Ford Motor Co., is dealing with one of its most important products, the new aluminum F-150 pickup. McCutcheon works at Ford’s Lima, OH, engine plant. The factory produces a new 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine for the F-150, a major source of profit for the automaker. “One of the nice things about my job is I haven’t had two days that were alike,” she said. “My group assigns me and a few other folks to figure out the process to build the engine.” Full Article

Workforce Pipeline: Manufacturing a Competitive Edge with Talent Supply Chain Management



Joseph Lampinen, MS, CMfgE, PMP, Director, Engineering Center of Excellence, Kelly Services, Inc.

7/1/2015

In 2007, a leading OEM’s leadership embarked on a plan to streamline its US-based operations to make them more efficient. One of the main pain points was that the company relied on a total of 38 different suppliers to deliver talent—making it almost impossible to establish a unified talent management and cost policy. In order to simplify its talent strategy, the company engaged Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG®) to consolidate its talent supply chain into a single provider system. Full Article

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