Lindsay Kenney
Software expert develops process models to improve efficiency


33, Process Engineer, Associate
Broomfield, Colo.

Lindsay Kenney has been a process engineer at CRB for more than 12 years, working on food, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech projects. She handles clients that include Baxter, Amgen, Wyeth, Mars and Genzyme. Kenney's experience involves process engineering and modeling, management assistance, commissioning and start-up and validation of processes and process utility systems.

"Process modeling is a great way to analyze how you can improve operations and increase efficiency without making major expansions or upgrades," she says.

She is the first woman to be elected president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers.

Chance Lauderdale
Water resources expert preserves endangered coastline habitats


34, Drinking Water Market Sector Director

Environmental engineer Chance Lauderdale drives the technical leadership of HDR's drinking water practice. He grew up near the Florida coast, and its natural resources played a significant role in his pursuit of water research. Lauderdale is a leader in biofiltration technology, including co-development of a process patent for engineered biofiltration. His research on biofiltration allowed him to earn his PhD while working as a full-time consultant. He has made more than 60 presentations at state, national and international conferences. His research has increased implementation of drinking water biofiltration in the U.S.

"Young design professionals are offered an overwhelming number of choices in defining their careers," Lauderdale says. "That's why intentional realignment of goals should be a regular exercise."