Solutions Business Manager

  • Brent Frizzell
  • Class of 2012
  • College Major: Chemical Engineering
What/who inspired you to get into this field?

What/who inspired you to get into this field?

My original inspiration for becoming an engineer came from wanting to really understand how the world worked. I was inspired to get into the field of process automation by working with instrumentation equipment during my time as a chemical engineering undergraduate.

What classes would you recommend for this field (high school and college)?

For a high school student, I would suggest taking science and math courses. These will help to build the foundation for higher learning. In college, I would recommend to select a major that allows you to follow your passion. Set a goal for what your dream job would be, and figure out what steps are needed to get there.

What are some other companies that employ graduates in this field?

Process engineers span over almost every industry, inlcuding oil & gas, food and beverage, chemical and many others. With this wide range of career paths, it is very achievable to find a job opportunity that one is passionate about. For example, if your favorite candy is an M&M, your dream job could be working for M&M Mars as a process engineer. Have you ever wondered how your M&M’s turn out the same way every time…?

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is helping customers solve everyday business issues. It is rewarding to be able to help a customer make significant improvements that help lead to increased yield and overall efficiency. Also, understanding that each improvement I make could help to solve larger issues, such as world hunger, providing a source of clean water or creating potential new jobs, is very rewarding.