Justin Wenning’s first interest in technical matters came at a young age. His father ran a family heating and air conditioning business. “I did service calls with him when I was five years old,” Wenning said. “That got me wanting to know better ways to do things.” Years later, “I was his apprentice for several years growing up. That got me to being hands on, seeing what Read More
Now Open: 2017 30 Under 30 Nominations
In our fifth annual 30 Under 30 issue, Advanced Manufacturing Media will recognize 30 individuals under the age of 30 who have the potential to lead our industry into the future.
Do you know a young person deserving of this award? Fill out the nomination form at the link below by February 15, 2017 in order for your candidate to be considered.
As a CNC application engineer for Motion Control Business of Siemens Industry Inc. (Elk Grove Village, IL), Sean Sullivan works with Siemens’ West Coast customers out of the Tacoma, WA, office, supporting primarily aerospace manufacturers using the Sinumerik line of CNCs. An honors graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical Read More
Ashley Buchner uses some of the tools of the virtual world to help automaker FCA US LLC get production of new models off to a smooth start in the real world. Buchner leads the Virtual Assembly Group within the automaker’s manufacturing organization. Her team comes up with digital simulations for assembly processes as the company prepares to bring out new and redesigned Read More
Anselmo Gallegos had the chance to play a key role in the development of a new Chevrolet Camaro before he turned 30. Gallegos helped determine how the Camaro’s convertible version would be built at a General Motors Co. plant in Lansing, MI. He was part of the convertible’s launch team. “As a member of the Camaro launch team, Anselmo is responsible for the management and Read More
There’s nothing quite like an automotive stamping plant. Massive presses every few seconds thump sheets of metal into body panels and other parts. You can feel the vibration constantly while you’re on the factory floor. This is Daniel Tunis’ world. His title is professional maintenance pillar lead. He works at FCA US LLC’s Warren, MI stamping plant. “My main focus is Read More
Before graduating from Sam Houston State University, Andres Valdez hadn’t thought of a career in manufacturing. A business major in management information systems, Valdez started out in manufacturing working for Global Shop Solutions (The Woodlands, TX), a developer of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, where he currently is a service consultant helping customers Read More