Elizabeth Guenther

Elizabeth Guenther

Senior Industrial Engineer
Osram Sylvania

Elizabeth Guenther is a Senior Industrial Engineer at OSRAM Sylvania with responsibility for processes and projects at its Eastern Distribution Center. She is this year’s AIChE Young Professionals Committee (YPC) Chair and YPC liaison to the Career and Education Operating Council.

Prior to joining OSRAM Sylvania, Elizabeth worked in other non-chemical fields as a Lean Manufacturing Engineer at Mack Trucks, Inc and an Operations Engineer at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.  Prior to holding the position of Chair in YPC, Elizabeth held the positions of Vice Chair and Publications Subcommittee Chair.  She has also written several articles in ChEnected. Elizabeth’s Young Professional Point of View article, “What is a Chemical Engineer Doing Here?” published in the September 2013 edition of CEP, explored how Chemical Engineers fit right in to atypical industries. 

Elizabeth holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Supply Chain Management from Lehigh University.  She is an active member of her local AIChE section, the American Association of University Women and is a past Chair of the Lehigh Valley Engineering Council.

Elizabeth lives in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania with her husband. When not working, Elizabeth enjoys swimming competitively, doing craft projects and baking. Elizabeth can be reached at elizabeth.guenther@sylvania.com

ChEnected contributions

YPs Tour Abita Brewery's "Green" Facility

. by Elizabeth Guenther

A group of 25 Young Professionals took a break from the AIChE Spring Meeting to take a tour of the Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, LA, and learned more about the green engineering behind the brewery's operations.

Rare Earth Elements: Vital and in High Demand

. by Elizabeth Guenther

It's not so much that the rare earth metals (also known as the lanthanides) are rare; there is actually a relative abundance of them. The real issue is that it's difficult to find economically viable methods by which to process them.

Young Professionals Newsletter: Winter 2012

. by Elizabeth Guenther

Are you a student or young professional? Are you interested in the benefits of AIChE Membership? Are you interested in learning more about the Young Professionals Committee and what it does within AIChE? If you answered yes to any of these questions be sure to check out this edition of the YP Newsletter!

Dr. Frances Arnold Speaks at 2012 Women's Initiative Committee Luncheon

. by Elizabeth Guenther

The Women’s Initiatives Committee (WIC) mission is to “lead in promoting the entry, development, and full participation of women in the Institute and the profession.” The Annual WIC luncheons showcase an accomplished woman in the Chemical Engineering field as the keynote speaker as well as an awards ceremony for the Mentorship Excellence Award and Travel Grant awards for students.

Young Professionals at Pittsburgh's Library Bar [PHOTOS]

. by Elizabeth Guenther

More than 80 young professionals gathered at The Library on Pittsburgh's South Side for the joint YP-SIOC Social co-sponsored by the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) and the Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC). Check out the photos of this exercise and other fun we had at the event below in the slideshow.

YPC Presents an "MBA the ChemE Way" Workshop

. by Elizabeth Guenther

If you are like most engineers, you didn’t have much time for electives in college – and when you did, economics may not have been your cup of tea. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if AIChE had some business-related programming at the Annual Meeting for Young Professionals to learn more and add to their skill sets? Your wait is over!