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Nathan Young

“While pursuing the Engineering Management Master’s Degree with UMass, I found immediate opportunities to apply the knowledge on business and engineering leadership that I learned in the classroom to my professional career. Completing the degree online made it possible to fit the program into my schedule, while still interacting with other students through discussions and projects. This interaction gave me invaluable insight into other industries and ideas which have been vital to me in my career. In just over a year the program has helped me go from entry level engineering to managing system installations in a production facility.” — Nathan Young

Nathan Young joined Gorton’s Seafood upon completion of his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at UMass Amherst. He began as a Maintenance Engineer, working to improve equipment and production linereliability through equipment overhauls improving automated downtime collection systems. During this time, he pursued his Engineering Management Master’s degree. Nathan is currently a Project Engineer tasked with managing capital projects at Gorton’s Seafood production facilities. His degrees in industrial engineering and engineering management help him to successfully install new equipment and systems within the larger more complex production facility and business as a whole.