Grantek’s Sam Russem Named a 2021 Engineering Leader Under 40
September 8, 2021
Sam Russem, Grantek’s Sr. Director of Smart Manufacturing Solutions, has been named a 2021 Engineering Leader Under 40 by Control Engineering Magazine and Plant Engineering Magazine.
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. 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. CFE Media, the publisher of Control Engineering Magazine and Plant Engineering Magazine, operates this program.
Sam leads Grantek’s Smart Manufacturing Solutions team. The Smart Manufacturing Solutions team is critical to the success of Grantek’s Strategic Business Development group, and Sam’s experience across various aspects of Grantek’s business make him an ideal choice to lead this initiative. Sam has been with Grantek for over 12 years, 3 ½ years of which he was Grantek’s Director of Smart Manufacturing.
Control Engineering Magazine connects the global industrial engineering audience through coverage of and education about automation, control, and instrumentation technologies in a regionally focused, actionable manner through online and print media and in-person events. Established in 1954, Control Engineering provides information for automation engineers who design, implement, integrate, maintain, and manage control, automation, and instrumentation systems, components, and equipment to do their jobs better.
For over 40 years, top manufacturers in Food & Beverage, CPG and Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals have called upon Grantek to solve their most complex business and manufacturing challenges. Grantek automates Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage manufacturing operations, including integration with business systems for seamless solutions. Grantek helps customers meet the stringent requirements and challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Grantek is a system integrator and solution provider with a specialization in Smart Manufacturing solutions, Manufacturing Automation solutions, Industrial IT/Cybersecurity solutions and Manufacturing Consulting services.