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Justin Kauffman '03

Engineering Manager
Johnson Controls
“York College prepared me in many ways; the technical coursework prepared me for success in engineering, while non-engineering classes helped to broaden my view of the world around me and foster a desire to learn. Beyond the classroom, the greatest resource for me at York was the engineering co-op program which gave opportunities to solve practical, real-world problems in hands-on work experience, directly applying what had been studied in the classroom.”

Current City: York, PA

YCP Degree: BS Mechanical Engineering

Spartan Snapshots

  • Employed with Johnson Controls, Inc. (formerly York International) since graduation
  • Received a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering- Thermo/Fluid Mechanics in 2007 from Johns Hopkins University
  • Married his college sweetheart, Elyse ’03, and has two daughters, Charlotte Jane (six) and Vanessa Claire (three)
  • Selected by Johnson Controls to establish (and continues to mentor) a team of engineers to develop models and simulations of chiller units in Wuxi, China, and recently returned to Pennsylvania after a 2-½-year assignment
  • Worked with the engineering programs at York College through the Engineering Industry Advisory Council
  • Endowed the Elyse and Justin Kauffman Scholarship Fund in 2011, which supports students studying abroad or engineering majors
  • Created engineering analysis tools to automate and expedite test data analysis
  • Issued six patents including heat exchanger design and cooling systems and developed centrifugal chiller performance rating platform
  • Serves as a mentor and judge on campus for senior design projects

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