Mike Hudzik grew up in an economically disadvantaged community. The people in the community did not have college degrees and the children did not dream about attending college. But, Mike was extremely intelligent and excellent at math and science. So, the other kids in the neighborhood looked up to him and would turn to him for answers when they wanted to know how things worked. Mike was always fascinated with learning how things worked and he loved researching the topics that his friends wondered about and then being able to explain things to them.
Because of his interest in math and science, he pursued an engineering degree. He has a master's degree in mechanical engineering. He has loved working at our company, Aerotech, since he was hired for an engineering R&D position in 2010. Our CEO admired Mike for his outgoing personality, intelligence, creativity, hard work and ambition. He recently promoted Mike to a supply chain manager role, which is actually an engineering job at my company. Aerotech stakes its reputation on the quality of its precision motion and automation products and manufactures all of its products at the corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh to maintain its exceptionally high quality standards. The company is now starting to explore opportunities to outsource small segments of its manufacturing process. Mike is responsible for finding vendors who can adhere to Aerotech's stringent quality standards and then training them in how to manufacture our products.
Although engineers are rarely extroverts, Mike has a fantastic, friendly, easy-going personality!