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On September 6, 2022, CFE Media, publisher of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering magazines, announced the 2022 class of Engineering Leaders Under 40. ACE is pleased to announce that this year’s group of automation professionals includes our own Meredith Byrne and Jennifer Ryan!

Byrne and Ryan thumbnail.linkedinphoto copyMeredith began her career at ACE as an automation engineer supporting clients in the pharmaceutical industry. After 5 years working in the field with a variety of SCADA technologies, she took on a leadership role in ACE’s project management organization. She now leads project teams of all sizes and has contributed to development of the newly formed Project Management Office (PMO) at ACE. This has included developing new tools to streamline project metrics, working closely with project teams to manage schedule and deliverables, and generating new ways to improve customer and subcontractor relations. Most recently, Meredith has taken on management of several cybersecurity project efforts and an internal cybersecurity committee. This is a developing business target for ACE and Meredith has risen to the challenge. Click here to read the spotlight article on Meredith on the Control Engineering website.

Jennifer has become a control systems expert at ACE and works to inspire younger engineers by acting as a mentor and leading by example. Her experience ranges from boiler applications to high level historians. In 2021, she led a team of six ACE engineers, on a project where ACE acted as an owner’s representative and project manager for a customer who was modernizing their DCS. She led the charge to ensure that documentation and validation efforts remained on track for this pharmaceutical client. Jennifer continues to shine and remains one of ACE’s most requested technical leads. Most recently she has taken on business development tasks in the new-to-ACE Denver market with an energy and tenacity that is not common among her peers. To learn more about Jennifer, please click here to visit the Control Engineering website. 

Our congratulations go out to Meredith and Jennifer and all of those honored on this year’s list! 

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