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2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Donald Van Raalte, 38

Division Manager, Interstates, Sioux Center, Iowa, BS Computer Science, Information Systems & System Administration, Dordt University

By Amanda Pelliccione September 17, 2020
Donald Van Raalte, 38, Division Manager, Interstates, Sioux Center, Iowa, BS Computer Science, Information Systems & System Administration, Dordt University

2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Donald Van Raalte, 38
Division Manager
Interstates
Sioux Center, Iowa
BS Computer Science, Information Systems & System Administration, Dordt University

Donald is the Division Manager of the software development group at Interstates. His team plays a critical role in automating projects as clients often have custom manufacturing execution systems or software requirements that he and his team build solutions for to connect the controls layer to the enterprise resource planning layer. Donald has played a key role in Interstates’ transition to an agile development methodology, leveraging agile scrum and Kanban on projects. This has led to efficiency gains and increased client involvement throughout the projects.

Fun fact: Donald enjoys hobby software development on single-board computers to automate household activities like running sprinklers and security monitoring.


Amanda Pelliccione
Author Bio: Amanda is the Research Director and Project Manager of Awards Programs for CFE Media and its publications.