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

2011 Annual Conference: Recap

. by Elizabeth Guenther

The Young Professionals have a unique opportunity within AIChE to serve as an interface between the student groups and Professionals, Fellows and Professors. One of the objectives for the YPAB is to engage the Young Professionals within AIChE. YPAB does this through a variety of initiatives including both student and young professional programming at conferences. The Annual conference this year was no different with a number of YPAB sponsored student sessions as well as a Young Professional Social on Monday night.

Minneapolis: Great Venue with "Explosive" History

. by Elizabeth Guenther

Minneapolis, the City of Lakes, is a great location for the Annual Student Conference and the Annual Meeting for AIChE. Why? Well, not only is Minneapolis one of the top 10 greenest cities but is also the home of 3M and General Mills, and the origin of the commercial flour industry in the United States.

When Business and Chemistry Collide

. by Elizabeth Guenther

The ongoing saga of the Air Products attempted hostile takeover of Airgas has come to a conclusion—for now. Late Tuesday night, a year after this battle began, a Delaware Court ruled against Air Products and did not force a redemption of Airgas’s "poison pill."

National Engineers Week

. by Elizabeth Guenther

It all began in 1951 when the National Society of Professional Engineers declared the third week of February National Engineers Week. This year, the 60th Annual National Engineers Week falls on February 20–26.

2011: A Chemical Odyssey

. by Elizabeth Guenther

When the ball dropped in Times Square December 31 a few seconds before midnight, it marked the beginning of a new year—a year to “celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind.”

Industrial Gas Giants Duke It Out

. by Elizabeth Guenther

The Chemical industry is more than just research and product development--it’s also about business; and unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you have heard at least something about the conflict between Airgas and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc (APCI).

Energy Efficiency, Challenges and Solutions Session [On Location]

. by Elizabeth Guenther

In this session 6 experts provide their research Energy Efficiency, Challenges, and Solutions. They include Joseph Rollin of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ludovico Cademartiri of Harvard University, Alex Romriell of Brigham Young University, Fanxing Li of The Ohio State University, Danahe Marmolejo-Correa of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Yasuki Kansha of the Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo.