Jake Hall '13
Product Design & Manufacturing, Biomedical Engineering
1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
After graduating, I entered the world of automation distribution working with machine builders and manufacturers selling automated products and systems. After 7 years I started as a Business Development Manager for Feyen Zylstra focused on helping large manufactures modernize their equipment and processes. I also started a personal brand, The Manufacturing Millennial to use as a platform to share with manufacturers and companies the advantages of Industry 4.0 solutions and attract the future generational workforce.
2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
My favorite memory at Grand Valley was working with the School of Engineering and College of Business with entrepreneurship programs and opportunities for business plan competitions and start-ups.
3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Networking is just as valuable as education. You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand
Innovative, Opportunity, Professional
5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
To inspire future generations to look at manufacturing and automation as viable career choices that they can use to grow and become successful and help change the state of manufacturing by making it innovative and attractive.