In four years with BAE Systems, Cydney has made her mark by helping to sharpen efficiencies, ensure high quality and evaluate, acquire and implement new technologies used in the production of systems and controls for commercial and military clients. Cydney found her passion for engineering in high school where she was a 3-year member of the robotics club. She strives to continue to find ways to be a leader for BAE by co-leading the Women’s Inclusive Network and Employee Engagement committees. She also is leading a team to bring a Women in Technology program for female high school students to Fort Wayne with plans to expand to as many high schools as possible to create a pipeline of talent for internships and full-time hires.
After less than a year at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, James was challenged to solve a “massive problem” at the Lafayette plant: too much expensive cardboard waste. His success is tangible: Over the three years that he has led the packaging reduction program, the company has saved more than $5 million in cardboard waste charges. But James didn’t achieve this result simply through the knowledge acquired by earning an industrial engineering degree from Purdue University. According to his employers, James went beyond technical expertise to demonstrate strengths in leadership, organization, communication and problem solving to earn respect “at all levels” within the company.
Packaging Reduction Specialist
Subaru of Indiana Automotive
A few years ago, Kelsey Van Scyoc was a production control intern with Toyota; since then, she’s gone on to lead a procurement team responsible for more than $750 million in spend, relaunched a production model by coordinating more than 200 supplier supply chains to meet prototype, testing and initial stock delivery for new and existing parts, and established herself as an empathetic leader with an eye for talent. Oh, and along the way, she also juggled two pregnancies, motherhood and pursued an MBA. With a degree in supply chain management from Indiana State University, Kelsey is praised not only for her achievements, but also for always seeking the next challenge, lesson and success.
Kelsey Van Scyoc
Toyota Material Handling
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