Dearborne, Michigan.  We are excited to announce that the Vice President of Edge Factor, Larissa Hofman has won Manufacturing Engineering’s 2018 Class of 30 Under 30 award!

Here is the link to the full article: https://advancedmanufacturing.org/2018-30-under-30/

Written by Manufacturing Engineering authors, Candace Roulo & James Sawyer – Managing Editor & Editor Emeritus:

Manufacturing Engineering’s 2018 Class of 30 Under 30 honorees are in a class all their own. This is the sixth year Manufacturing Engineering is recognizing 30 individuals under the age of 30 that are leading the manufacturing industry into the future. These individuals exemplify extraordinary promise in manufacturing and the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills that underpin the discipline, plus much more.

“This year’s Class of 30 Under 30 is a very impressive group,” said Manufacturing Engineering editor emeritus Jim Sawyer, who conducted interviews and wrote the individual profiles of the 30 Under 30 honorees. “It’s great to see such an outstanding and diverse group of people being showcased for their accomplishments and talents in the manufacturing industry.”

From professors and researchers to CEOs, entrepreneurs, and machine shop managers, this year’s 30 Under 30 honorees have many accomplishments to be proud of—they are truly making a difference in the manufacturing industry.

Many of the honorees knew from a young age that they wanted to work in manufacturing and engineering. But for some honorees their interest blossomed when they were exploring completely different career paths.This year’s 30 Under 30 honorees are dedicated to manufacturing workforce development. Many are working with elementary and middle school children to introduce them to making things while other honorees are working with high school students. Many of the honorees are mentors, too.

A special thanks goes out to all the industry professionals who nominated individuals for the 2018 Class of 30 Under 30. These individuals have been working in the manufacturing industry for years and they know what it takes—dedication, initiative, innovation, perseverance, grit, and a strong STEM skill set—to be considered as an honoree.

These attributes, along with giving back to the community, involvement in workforce development initiatives, and encouraging younger generations to study STEM subjects and pursue their interest in manufacturing, set nominees apart.

All the nominations Manufacturing Engineering received were truly impressive. Congratulations to all honorees and honorable mentions.