2020 Hunter Manufacturing Rising Star Award winner is… Hugh McRae
A work placement while doing a Bachelor of Engineering (chemical) led to a job offer as a graduate engineer. Hugh recently completed training as a steelmaking shift team leader with Molycop and is now responsible for 29 personnel on a 12-hour shift rotating roster. As a frontline shift team leader, Hugh has demonstrated high levels of personal integrity and resilience, qualities he demonstrated when he was the project leader for the implementation of the manufacturing excellence system.
In the words of his nominator, “Hugh has gained the respect and trust of his team and shown the ability to harness the knowledge and experience available within his team. In a field of outstanding candidates for the rising star award, Hugh is a worthy recipient.