4 minutes with… Luke Anderson, Industrial Sales, Yale Mechanical

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

Help customer budget, design, Supply and install material handing and material process systems.

Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months.

Finding customers who are in need of putting together materials handling and process systems for their bio facilities and helping them complete this portion of the project cost effectively in a timely manner.

What do you feel are the most important milestones the industry must achieve in the next 5 years?  

Multiple non food bio uses for energy and consumer value added products.

If you could snap your fingers and change one thing about the Advanced

The lack of viable projects through available investment funds

Of all the reasons that influenced you to join the Advanced Bioeconomy industry, what single reason stands out for you as still being compelling and important to you?

To take otherwise wasted materials and allow cost effective uses and additional energy sources.

Where are you from? 

Eau Claire, WI

What was your undergraduate major in college, and where did you attend? Why did you choose that school and that pathway?

Mechanical Drafting. District One technical institute. Local, Credible entry to design and supply of equipment.

Who do you consider your mentors – could be personal, business, or just people you have read about and admire. What have you learned from them?

My Father in-law who taught me about hard work, finance and ethics.

What’s the biggest lesson you ever learned during a period of adversity?  

You never give up striving to do the right thing for the right reasons.

What books or articles are on your reading list right now, or you just completed and really enjoyed?  

Various data on recent Bio projects and trials and tribulations that accompany them.

What’s your favorite city or place to visit, for a holiday?  

Ft. Meyers Beach FL

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