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Feel good about the future

The future of manufacturing is life-saving, creative, daring, exciting, resourceful, sustainable, efficient, and kind, with genius leadership Forbes magazine’s December issue features 30 Under 30 2020 Manufacturing and Industry- or, as Forbes also describes them, “young entrepreneurs building the future.” From new types of 3-D printing to “pantyhose that won’t rip,” the array of products, […]

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Ex-CEO’s in court

(now, or maybe soon) In more than two hours on the witness stand,  Rex Tillerson firmly denied that Exxon Mobil had done wrong … As the New York Times reported: The shareholder fraud lawsuit brought by the New York attorney general against Exxon Mobil has entered its second week, and on Wednesday a star witness took the […]

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Names in the news (not so good)

Exelon’s eminent executive exits, and Faraday Future’s founder files Anne Pramaggiore “retires.” To the surprise of almost everyone, Exelon CEO Anne Pramaggiore abruptly retired this week, via an announcement which included the words “effective immediately.”  In the same release, Calvin G. Butler was announced as interim CEO – also effective immediately. No reasons were given […]

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Names in the news (good news!)

Nick Stavropoulos signs on to reassure jittery utility customers, Jim Taylor will helm WorldWide, GE’s Matt Conkrite is now at Siemens, and we announce editorial changes at Electrical Apparatus magazine.  Here’s the rundown: Nick Stavropoulos, who retired from PG&E in 2018 following a well-noted career in the natural gas industry, has accepted a new role […]

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John Goodenough, Nobel Prize winner

He developed something that literally lit up the world, but John Goodenough believes in keeping his accomplishments in perspective. Speaking of the now ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries that we wouldn’t know nearly as well, were it not for him, well – “They’ve made a lot of money for people, and they’ve been essential to the wireless […]

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ABB’s U.S. Electrification Business Under New Leadership

Maryrose Sylvester, a former GE executive and software specialist, takes over ABB’s U.S. business has a new chief. The Zurich-based industrial-tech conglomerate appointed Maryrose Sylvester, an industrial and software specialist and former General Electric executive, to the positions of United States country managing director and U.S. head of electrification business. Sylvester will replace company veteran […]

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WEF Winners

New Jersey high school student wins 2019 award; trip to compete in Stockholm Fear not of a name, or geographical discrepancies. The award is for being the best in the U.S. The prize is Stockholm—and $10,000. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) (not to be confused with World Economic Forum) announced June 18 that Sonja Michaluk […]

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Engineering Education

News & notes from the schools and universities around the country This week, we’re updating our readers on a number of noteworthy developments in the fields of engineering education. These items reflect an ever-important aspect of bridging the skills gap, providing resources for workers in the trades, and helping businesses in associated industries prepare for […]

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Mayday in the U.K.

Prime Minister resigns as Brexit tumult looms British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned last Friday, punctuating a difficult tenure of almost three years. May’s time in office was marked by constant opposition to her stance on—and attempts to prevent—Britain’s impending exit from the European Union. The 62 year-old Parliament veteran was met with vehement backlash […]

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Lightning Strikes

Albeit a sales rep, does this Names & Faces move indicate a trend? Dan Bennett, a well-known marketing specialist with a strong resume at Megger and Baker Instruments, announced this week he is moving on from the company to join Lightning Systems. While this might seem like a small blip on the radar, initially (look […]

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