NextGen For Industry - Class of 2019

The industrial sector is on the rise — and the next generation of leaders is a big reason why. They’re introducing new ideas, taking on new challenges, and driving companies in bold new directions. At Thomas, we’re recognizing their impact.

January - Aleah Titus

Aleah Titus
One of ABB’s youngest LPG Supply Chain Managers, Aleah Titus has worked to save her company nearly $5 million.  While working in Richmond, VA, Aleah created a tool that highlighted material shortages.  As a result, she was able to fully recover business within 90 days of being on the project. Aleah was recognized for her potential early on and was placed in ABB’s Supply Chain Excellence Program. Learn more about Aleah >

February - Leon Spencer

Leon Spencer

Within his first 6 months at Shell, Leon achieved over $600,000 worth of savings. To date, he has identified over $16 million in savings. In his role as an Aviation Operations Logistics Analyst, Leon is responsible for coordinating all material and personnel movement to and from oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Leon has the difficult task of making sure that all movement to and from the rig is executed safely and cost-effectively. Find out more about Leon >


March - Ibrahim Ibrahim

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Ibrahim started his career at Lynn Welding as an intern in 2011.  Since then, he has quickly grown within the company and at 27 years old is now their youngest Operations Manager. Ibrahim was able to overcome many struggles, including moving to the United States at 18 with no knowledge of English.  He now manages a company of over 50 people, working with high-level clients in the aerospace industry. Read more about Ibrahim >

April - Rachel Pacheco

Rachel Pacheco
During her time at Genomatica, Rachel has successfully brought two manufacturing campaigns to scale. She led a team of fermentation and process engineers from California to a site in rural Italy to produce a chemical called butylene glycol using sustainable methods. The campaign produced 600 tons of the chemical in just 5 weeks, making it the world's first commercialization of bio-based butylene glycol. Learn about Rachel >

May - Arek Gdowski

Arek Gdowski
As an Engineer at Dehumidifier Corporation of America, Arek wears many hats.  He is involved in creating 3D models, wiring diagrams and designing components for dehumidifier solutions. Aside from his engineering responsibilities, Arek also performs I.T. duties for his company. Arek recently programmed and created a Selection Software, which allows clients to easily access and select components for their dehumidifier solutions. Learn more about Arek >


They’re changing the way industrial companies think, work, and succeed. They’re The NextGen For Industry, and we’re putting them in the spotlight — with your help.