Leaders Under 40 Program
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The Future is Now!


Control Engineering
and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the Engineering Leaders Under 40 program. Nominees must be working professionals who are under the age of 40 as of Sept. 1, 2017.

The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program* recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who are making a significant contribution to their plant's success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Our research shows that finding, training, and retaining workers is the biggest issue facing manufacturing today.

The goal of the Engineering Leaders Under 40 program is to call attention to these successful young engineers in manufacturing and to show how manufacturers are recruiting and developing the next generation of manufacturing professionals.

2017 program timeline:

  • Nomination deadline: June 23, 2017, 5 p.m. CT
  • Leaders notified: mid-July
  • Leaders announced: September 2017

All Engineering Leaders Under 40 winners are invited to attend the Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner in Chicago in April 2018. Full details to follow.

Upon submission, all entries are final. Decision of judges is final. Read the Official Rules here.

Now accepting nominations!



*This program was formerly known as the Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 program.