Cally Edgren
Program Manager, Product Environmental Compliance

Rockwell Automation 
Milwaukee, WI

“I’m proud of my work to introduce students to STEM fields through organizations like FIRST and the Society of Women Engineers. Technology and innovation support the long-term growth of our economy as well as creating and supporting a strong manufacturing sector. We need our young generations to lead us there.”

Cally has had a varied career at Rockwell, which has allowed her to use her educational background as a springboard to develop more technical, leadership, and management skills.  Her background in industrial and systems engineering, her participation in Rockwell’s Leadership Development Program, and her certification as a Professional Ergonomist, allow her to offer a unique perspective to each project and program she manages.  Using those talents, Cally has introduced in innovations and improvements to workstation design and is focusing employees on working “smarter, not harder.”  She applied those same principles working with product development engineers to design new assembly lines and new products that are highly efficient and cutting edge.

During her 18 years at Rockwell Automation Cally has continually gone beyond the job by participating in numerous leadership roles. She has led the United Way campaign for the Milwaukee and Mequon campuses of Rockwell Automation, was a founding member of the “Society of Women Engineers at Rockwell Automation” and was the chair of the Outreach Committee and Meeting Planning Team.  Cally also served as RA’s Campus Program Manager at the University of Wisconsin – Madison for 11 years, coordinating Rockwell Automation’s messaging on campus as well as their sponsorship of various campus activities, with a special focus on outreach and professional development for students. Beyond Rockwell Automation, Cally has a passionate interest in engineering outreach to pre-college youth. She has served as a coach and mentor for the Future Cities Competition, developed an overnight summer camp for high school girls interested in engineering, and developed and leads FIRST Lego League teams at her children’s school for three different age groups, averaging 45 student participants per year.

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