Austin Caldwell (2016) – Design Engineer, American Buildings Company – Nucor, El Paso Illinois
AUSTIN LEWANDOWSKI (2014) – INTEGRIS ENGINEERING
Austin Lewandowski has worked as a successful project manager in some of St Louis’ harshest heavy industrial work sites, and most recently transferred into an engineering design role.
“I attribute 90 percent of my successes in the real world to the lessons I learned while pushing my limits in the LDP safety net. As a graduate of the Leadership Development Program, I can tell you one thing for certain; this program will change your life and allow you to be as successful as you want to be. It enabled me to land multiple once-in-a-lifetime career opportunities through the development of my soft skills, and has allowed me to excel using the technical knowledge I gained, as well as a certain “grit” I developed while learning under Dr. DeRuntz.”
LOGAN MCNEAR (2011) – ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ATS)
Logan McNear is the site manager for Advanced Technology Services’ (ATS) location at United States Gypsum’s (USG) paper mill in North Kansas City, MO and has been leading the local team since formation in August 2014. Logan graduated from SIUC with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is an active member of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. His career with ATS has included managing multimillion-dollar contracts, presenting to the Board of Directors for ATS and USG, leading and sponsoring multiple SixSigma, 5s, and Kaizen events, exceeding $500k year-over-year annual cost savings, instituting world-class maintenance strategies in factory settings, and building teams of cross-functional professionals. Logan currently lives in Kansas City with his wife, Laura, and is working on a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
” My participation in LDP has prepared me to remain cutting edge in my field. The LDP can help you become who you want to be through hard work, vision, aggressive goal setting and having a go-getter attitude.”