|I consider myself a bit of a manufacturing geek. My 20+ year career has been about the love I have for the manufacturing of products. Early in my career, I was a process/assembly engineer responsible for a multitude of activities including line balancing, safety, and tooling. I eventually took a role where I persuaded design engineers to design for manufacturability. I have been fortunate as my career progressed to hold leadership roles in supplier management, quality assurance, supply chain management, and operations. I have mentored suppliers through improving their processes to ensure the quality of their products and reduce costs. I have mentored professionals about their career paths and been a resource for making critical connections for their career progression. I would love to take all of this knowledge and become a mentor to others who are also as passionate about manufacturing.