AZ Employee Named Engineer of the Year


Alisha Martin

24 February 2014

AstraZeneca senior project manager Suzette (Sue) Schultz has been selected by the Philadelphia area’s engineering and technical societies as the 2014 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year.   Engineer of the Year is a prestigious annual award that recognizes an individual who has pursued a career of achievement and leadership, is a person of stature and visibility, represents the engineering profession well and proudly acclaims its virtues.

Sue, a chemical engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, is the second woman to receive the Engineer of the Year distinction since the program’s inception more than 60 years ago.  She was honored at an award luncheon held on Friday, February 21 in Philadelphia.  Sue was also profiled in the Philadelphia Business Journal, and received additional recognition throughout Delaware Valley Engineers Week (February 14-22, 2014), which is part of a national engineering observance.  Delaware Valley Engineers Week and the Engineer of the Year program are sponsored by the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia.

“Sue’s impressive list of professional accomplishments as a chemical engineer coupled with her dedication to growing the engineering field, especially among young women today, really distinguished her as the top candidate for Engineer of the Year,” said Susan Best, PE, Executive Director of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia.

In her current role at AstraZeneca, Sue oversees the product launch process for drugs across the company’s key therapeutic areas: cardiovascular and metabolic disease; oncology; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity.  Sue is also involved in a number of organizations that help to give back to the community and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to local youth.

Congratulations to Sue for her extraordinary achievements in chemical engineering and for her commitment to engaging and supporting future engineers.