October 31, 2016 – Marinette, Wis. – Kurt Scott, who has served ChemDesign in an engineering capacity since joining the team in 2012, has been promoted to the position of Engineering Manager. In this new role, he will be responsible for leading the engineering and maintenance teams to advance operations through process improvement initiatives.
Kurt has 35 years of experience in process engineering, quality assurance and capital project development. His engineering management experience includes ten years leading teams of engineers and co-op students.
He holds a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He completed Six Sigma Black Belt certified training in team leadership and facilitation from the Juran Institute.
David Mielke, president, is impressed by Kurt’s depth of process engineering experience, as well has his mentoring abilities. “An effective mentor listens and understands where someone is at in their development, then tailors their advice accordingly. Doing this comes naturally to Kurt, which is why he is a great fit for his new role with us.”
Kurt is looking forward to facilitating improvements for the rapidly changing company that experiences new set ups on a weekly basis. “I’ve always liked process engineering, which requires you and your team to be flexible and creative. It’s a lot of fun in that regard.”
ChemDesign, www.chemdesign.com, provides chemical manufacturing for companies in the agricultural chemicals, consumer, energy, industrial and plastics industries. More than 100 people are employed at their facility in Marinette, Wisconsin. ChemDesign is a recipient of the Educational Outreach Award from SOCMA, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates. ChemDesign has been a member of SOCMA since its inception and is a member of the ChemStewards® program.