Continuous Improvement Manager, L&S Machine Company
What was your first job?
What do you do in your current role?
Internal improvement projects to increase efficiency, decrease waste and improve safety
How/why did you begin your career in manufacturing?
I stumbled upon L&S for an internship during college. I had never really considered manufacturing simply due to lack of exposure. I loved my internship, so I accepted a full-time role at L&S after I graduated college, and I have enjoyed working in manufacturing ever since.
What is your educational background?
What do you like most about your current position and work you are doing in manufacturing?
Every day, week and month brings new projects and challenges. I’m always working on something new, and I get to be creative with my solutions and see an immediate impact in the shop.
What is the biggest thing that surprised you about manufacturing when you started working in the industry?
How much I liked it. I was never exposed to the world of manufacturing while growing up, so I had no idea that it was an option for me. I kind of just fell into it, and I have never looked back.
What is your #1 piece of advice for young people to prepare for a successful future?
Make learning and understanding course content your number one priority and let the letter grade come as a byproduct of that. It is too easy to become grade-focused, and you should try to be content-focused.
Why should someone consider a career in manufacturing?
It is a major part of this country, and it is constantly evolving as technology improves.
What is something you enjoy doing outside of work?
Playing tennis and hanging out with friends
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