Ashley Totin, a project engineer at America Makes, has been named Young Professional Engineer of the Year.
Ashley Totin, a project engineer at America Makes, has been named Young Professional Engineer of the Year.

America Makes says that Ashley Totin, a project engineer at the 3D printing organization, has been named Young Professional Engineer of the Year 2019 in the Mahoning Valley, Ohio, area.

‘On behalf of all of us at America Makes, we extend our congratulations to Ashley on being named Mahoning Valley’s second Young Professional Engineer of the Year,’ said executive director of America Makes Rob Gorham. ‘For those of us who know Ashley and have mentored and worked with her, this latest achievement comes as no surprise to us. As one of our first America Makes interns to one of our newest project engineers, Ashley exhibits all the characteristics and drive necessary for a successful career in engineering, as well as a having passion for additive manufacturing.’

The Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award was broken down into four unique judging criteria, in which TBEIC and VAST believe the finest engineers in the world embody.

Totin manages technical programs as the regional point of contact, supports America Makes Workforce and Education development, and contributes to the innovation facility and regionalization efforts. She previously served as an engineering project manager for the Youngstown Business Incubator’s (YBI) Advanced Manufacturing Team and as the director of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Commercialization Program.

At Youngstown State University (YSU), her research covered the best use of advanced digital manufacturing, especially AM, to support the maintenance and sustainment of legacy aircraft in the Air Force inventory.

This story uses material from America Makes, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.