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Benedict and Donath Named to Control Engineering and Plant Engineering's List of Engineering Leaders Under 40
Avid is proud to announce that our very own Kenneth Benedict and Jason Donath have earned their place on Control Engineering and Plant Engineering's list of Engineering Leaders Under 40. The award is given to engineers who have made a significant contribution to their profession. Kenneth Benedict, 36, holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. As a project manager for Avid, Ken has proved himself to be a subject matter expert and has been instrumental in creating strong client partnerships. Ken stated, "I am thrilled to receive this award. With the high demand for controls engineers and the low supply in the job market, it is a great time to get involved in the field and make an impact. I have been very fortunate to have the leadership and co-workers at Avid Solutions, they have helped me grow throughout my career and I look forward to helping other young engineers excel in our field while providing solutions for our customers."
Jason Donath, 35, holds a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Florida State University. "I am honored to have been nominated for this. It is truly a blessing to work with such a knowledgeable and experienced group at Avid Solutions and to get to work daily with great people to provide solutions in a wide variety of processes and industries," says Jason. Jason has shown a commitment to providing mentorship and education for the next generation of engineers. Jason leads three Lego Physics courses each week for third through ninth graders centered on physics and engineering as part of STEM education development. The courses range from a basic introduction to an advanced course teaching the mathematical modelling behind simple machines, such as gearing ratios and mechanical advantage.
President, PC Romano, said, "With a large number of automation professionals retiring, our industry needs new talent. Jason and Ken are great examples of the next generation of leaders and we are very proud to have them on our team." Please join us in congratulating Ken and Jason on this incredible accomplishment.