Alumnus Adam Draeger, 2002
My wife and I both graduated from UW-Platteville with EP degrees and moved to Iowa. Currently we are working for Pella Corporation, makers of great windows and doors. Living in Pella, Iowa has turned out to be a great lifestyle change, the job, the town, the people are all what we have been looking for in the “real world.” Pella Corp. was named one of the “Best 100 companies to work for in the U.S.” for five years running by Fortune 500 magazine. Some of the work I do may sound boring by my title, “product and process engineer,” but my job really gets me involved in ways I never dreamed of before. For example, last week I just got back from a week long trip in Taiwan and China visiting a vendor. I also found that with my broad background in EP, in conjunction with my business background, I can tailor my career in any number of directions. In the future I plan to become an engineering manager or apply for some other technical managing position.