Do you know how engineers think? The Marketing to Engineers® event will provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions of engineers during our engineering panel! Hear from these experts…..
Vincent Errichiello, Process Lead, Ingredion
Growing up with two engineers for parents, Vincent Errichiello felt destined to become one himself. In school, Errichiello was a Division I swimmer at the University of Illinois at Chicago for four years while simultaneously completing his degree in Chemical Engineering. He earned the 2015 McCormack Outstanding Senior award. Only three years out of school, he has been promoted twice to a Process Lead position and continues to tackle any problem he comes across. He is presently working on his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project targeting 30% reduction in packer supply shortages due to poor flowability of the upstream Hydrate Dextrose supply, increasing margins by $980k per year.
Bryan McDonald, Staff Engineer, Martin Control Systems, Inc.
Hired as a Designer Engineer and promoted to Staff Engineer in 2017, Bryan McDonald is responsible for the design and implementation of industrial control systems, which include; development of ladder logic for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), development of graphical Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) systems, creation of electrical fabrication and wiring drawings using AutoCAD Electrical. McDonald received B.A. Mathematics, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH.
Kimberly Moore, President and Founder, KDM Engineering
Kimberly Moore is the Founder and President of KDM Engineering, a leading power utilities, gas distribution, and telecommunications professional engineering firm headquartered in Chicago, with offices on the east coast. Moore has her undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering from Northern Illinois University. After spending several years in various engineering positions, Moore’s entrepreneurial spirit drove her to pursue her ultimate dream of starting her own company in 2008.
Under Moore’s guiding hand and unconventional leadership style, KDM Engineering has grown to over 60 employees and has successfully completed work on hundreds of projects. Well-known as a fierce supporter of women and minorities in STEM, Moore has assembled a uniquely diverse team at KDM and started a nonprofit, Calculated Genius, dedicated to helping underrepresented youth explore and connect to engineering.
Moore has received several awards recognizing her hard work in building KDM into the thriving company it is today, including:
- Enterprising Woman of the Year 2018
- Engineering News-Record’s 40 Under 40 Midwest
- Engineering News-Record’s 20 Under 40 National
- Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40 Under 40 2018
- Crain’s 40 Under 40 2019
- C2ST’s Advancing the Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award 2019
Brian A. Rener, PE, LEED AP – Principal, Electrical Discipline Leader, SmithGroup
Brian Rener, PE, is a Principal and Electrical Discipline leader in the Chicago office of SmithGroup. He has 30 years of experience as a manager, director and engineering leader in the design of numerous types of facilities, and has a passion for mission critical and science and technology facilities. He is a member of IEEE and has served in various leadership roles in the Chicago chapter. He is a long-time member of the Consulting-Specifying Engineer editorial advisory board and has been contributing articles and presentations for the brand for more than 25 years. He also has served for more than 12 years as an elected or appointed local government official in his home town of Lake Bluff, Ill.
Saahil Tumber’s engineering mindset serves him best in finding innovative solutions to complex problems. He strives to work closely with the client and end users as their trusted advisor and to develop fit-for-purpose solutions that best meet their objectives. He facilitates collaboration, coordination, and communication between the stakeholders to drive the project towards success. Tumber does not believe in the cookie-cutter design approach—he considers each project unique and deserving of a tailored solution. He prefers to anticipate challenges, but should a challenge unexpectedly arise, he acts on it in a timely manner, discusses it with necessary parties, and analyzes all options to develop the solution that best serves the needs of the project.