Brandy King

2020 STEP Ahead Emerging Leader

Process Engineer
Greene Tweed

It’s an exciting time in manufacturing and at Greene Tweed. I’m constantly challenged to leverage new technologies while also learning about the intricacies of processing complex elastomeric materials. My skill set is ever-growing, I’m maturing in my career and outlook, and I’m helping drive Greene Tweed’s Industry 4.0 initiative forward.

Brandy has been instrumental in the success of Greene Tweed (GT), supporting the company’s vision by driving forward two new material developments in products designed for the aerospace and semiconductor industries. Each development has specific ingredients and proportions that result in materials that process differently, which means process conditions must be thoroughly vetted before a successful scale-up and transfer to production can be completed. Brandy’s innovative thinking and attention to detail made this process run smoothly. Furthermore, one of Brandy’s material developments further proliferated a style of mixing that had previously only been used in the company’s R&D environment and one other project. This innovation has expanded knowledge on different styles of mixing and has led to further material development. Brandy is currently working on introducing elastomer-molding technology that will improve GT’s ability to target high-volume molding.

As the rotation engineering site coordinator at GT, Brandy works with managers of various engineering disciplines to confirm that assignments add value to the development of new engineers. She also works with the engineers individually to ensure they are transitioning well into the organization. Brandy has also helped with onboarding of new hires in her role as a process engineer; in addition to providing the usual technical training, she provides advice and support based on her experience at the company.

Brandy’s influence over the next generation of female talent spans well beyond the workplace. She supports Super Science Saturday, where she introduces girls to science career opportunities and shares her own journey into a STEM field.

Outside the professional sphere, Brandy gives her time and contributes to many charitable organizations. She contributes to Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Moms House of Phoenixville as well as other local and national organizations. She is also active with the Maronite Young Adults, participating in church retreats and community outreach programs.