Conexus Indiana announced the 30 young professionals who have been named to the inaugural Rising 30 cohort. From CEOs, to engineers, educators and innovators, Rising 30 honorees represent Indiana’s top talent under the age of 30 who will drive Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics industries successfully into the future.
The Rising 30 program is part of Conexus Indiana’s mission to strengthen Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics industry and create pathways for Hoosiers to succeed in Indiana’s largest industry sector.
“The advanced manufacturing and logistics industries are vital to Indiana’s economic prosperity, employing 1 out of every 5 Hoosiers and accounting for more than 30 percent of Indiana’s economic output,” said Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. “Conexus Indiana is a vital partner in our work to grow Indiana’s largest industry sector and provide Hoosiers with rewarding career opportunities. I’m thrilled to join Conexus in recognizing young talent for their contributions to Indiana and our advanced manufacturing and logistics sector, knowing that they are poised to be the industries’ leaders of the future.”
“Rising 30 honors young talent who will help our industries lead during a time of dramatic change as advanced technologies, such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, co-bots, impact how products are made and moved,” said J. Mark Howell, president and CEO of Conexus Indiana. “These professionals are industry leaders at an incredibly exciting time in the evolution of advanced manufacturing and logistics and will be at the forefront as we complete our journey through the 4th Industrial Revolution and beyond.”
Rising 30 honorees represent diverse professions, including CEOs, engineers, managers, innovators and supervisors, as well as educators devoted to building a robust talent pipeline. Honorees also hail from companies located throughout the state including Evansville, Elkhart, Indianapolis, Columbus, Richmond, Corydon and Lafayette.
Conexus Indiana celebrated the 30 young professionals in an evening virtual event on Thursday, April 29. Honorees will play an important role in Conexus Indiana’s work, serving as thought leaders on subjects ranging from emerging technology, smart manufacturing, public policy and talent development. Rising 30 is an annual event and will open for nominations for the 2022 class later this year.
2021 Rising 30 honorees are:
Industrial Engineering Supervisor, Stellantis
QA Materials Engineer, NTN Driveshaft
Americas Region Logistics & Distribution Manager, Allegion Plc
Managing Director, Heartland Ventures
Associate Consultant Design Lead Engineer, Eli Lilly and Company
Program Quality Leader, GE Aviation – Lafayette
CTE Technology Education Teacher and Advanced Manufacturing Teacher, Owen Valley High School
Legislative Affairs Director, Indiana Department of Transportation
Manufacturing Systems Manager, Cummins Global Manufacturing Group
Warehouse Manager, Kem Krest
Production Supervisor, TBK America
Estimator/Project Manager, E&B Paving, LLC
Manufacturing Engineer, Allison Transmission
Development Engineer, Cook Biotech
Manager, Sourcing & Supplier Development, Batesville Casket Co.
Community Involvement & Education and Program Specialist, Faurecia Clean Mobility
Haley Marie Keith
CEO, MITO Material Solutions
IT & Business Processes Manager, Endress+Hauser
Controls Programmer, Three I Design/Ivy Tech Community College
Operations Manager, Power Up Inc. d/b/a PBTT
Continuous Improvement Engineer, Cook Medical
Chief Administrative Officer, DRONEDEK
Powertrain Manufacturing Engineer, Subaru of Indiana Automotive
Supervisor, Quality Control, Roche Diabetes Care Inc.
Electrical Project Engineer, Red Gold
Human Resources Manager, Fred Smith Store Fixtures
Materials and Safety Manager, Arcamed LLC
Forecast Planner, Rolls-Royce
Assistant Operations Manager – Variable Labor, GEODIS Americas
To view bios of each honoree, visit www.conexusindiana.com/rising-30.