Stop and “Take a Tour” – Manufacturing Matters

Jennifer McNelly
Host Jennifer McNelly

Listen Now – Almost 30 years ago, Stacey DelVecchio turned her passion for and curiosity about all things STEM related into a career.  In this episode, Jennifer McNelly interviews Stacey DelVecchio, Additive Manufacturing Product Manager for Caterpillar Inc.  Stacey shares her perspective that to be successful in manufacturing, you need to be both willing to constantly push yourself to gain stronger and deeper knowledge and be curious.  She talks about her early exposure to manufacturing—a family vacation where they stopped and knocked on the door of a manufacturer and asked for a tour. Guided by family and a teacher that made her feel like she belonged, Stacey shares her compelling career in manufacturing and asks others to get curious!  Tune in to hear Stacey’s journey.

Stacey DelVecchio
Guest Stacey DelVecchio

Stacey DelVecchio

Additive Manufacturing Product Manager for Caterpillar Inc.

Stacey DelVecchio is the Additive Manufacturing Product Manager for Caterpillar Inc. leveraging the technology in all spaces, including New Product Introduction, supply chain and operations. Her team is focused on deploying the technology by working with Caterpillar product groups on design for additive. DelVecchio manages the Additive Manufacturing Factory which has a wide range of printing capabilities. She was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Additive Manufacturing User Group Conference and has been quoted in numerous technical magazines on 3D printing.

In her 29 years at Caterpillar, DelVecchio has held numerous positions in engineering and manufacturing including the build and start-up for a green field facility in China. Previously, she was the Hose & Coupling Engineering Manager, as well as the New Product Introduction Manager for Cat Fuel Systems. She also managed the project management office for Caterpillar engines. More recently, DelVecchio developed an engineering pipeline strategy to ensure the best engineering talent is available to meet global enterprise needs.

DelVecchio holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She was the 2013-2014 president of the Society of Women Engineers and named a fellow of the society in 2015. DelVecchio is the secretary of the Women in Engineering Committee for the World Federation of Engineering Organization, representing the American Association of Engineering Societies and is championing global expansion of the Society of Women Engineers. She has spoken in a dozen countries on the value of gender diversity in engineering and continues to advocate for women.

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