Tyler Kinloch, ABS Continuous Improvement Specialist at Davenport Works, received the “Outstanding Young Engineer in Aerospace” award at the 2018 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Aerospace Systems Conference in Houston, Texas.
“I’m extremely honored and grateful to be given this award,” said Tyler. “It’s amazing to be recognized alongside all these other phenomenal candidates throughout our industry.
The award is given to an individual who contributes to the aerospace community, shows a commitment to excellence, and promotes STEM education. It was one of only six presented at the conference. Tyler was nominated by members of the NSBE chapter of the Quad-Cities, where he is the publications chair.
“Tyler is enthusiastic about each of his assignments and has always been very curious to learn the processes and apply his knowledge to suggest improvements,” said Sharon Holmes, Continuous Improvement Manager at Davenport Works. “He has been active in the Employee Resource Groups and volunteers at many activities, which sets a great example for our new employees.”
Tyler first joined Arconic as a Lean Manufacturing summer intern and came on board as a full-time employee after graduation. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Industrial Technology, Industrial Electronics from Tennessee State University.
During the awards ceremony, Tyler shared show he helped improve communications and cycle times at a few of the DPW’s production centers. He also talked about volunteering through AAHN to tutor students in an after-school program. As part of the program, Tyler works on STEM-related projects with the students and teachers them about problem solving.
Congratulations again to Brother Kinloch.
Source: Arconic Inc., 2018-09-25