Bryson Rajendran

Bryson Rajendran
Class Year: 
2015
Job Title / Company: 
Footprint Program Manager, Meggitt

Duke MEM in three words: Valuable, fun, unique

What do you do at Meggitt?
Meggitt is primarily an aerospace systems designer and manufacturer. I am part of the footprint team which is responsible for optimizing our companies manufacturing footprint to realize operational efficiencies and establish capacity to meet future customer demand.
I am leading a project to transfer manufacturing capability for some of our products in Cincinnati Ohio to Mexico and China. I am also working on adding equipment and reconfiguring the plant layout in our Mexico facility to accommodate future manufacturing transfers.

How has your Duke MEM degree impacted your career?
The business acumen that the MEM program helped me develop has allowed me to offer a different perspective than my engineer peers and to work in operations strategy early in my career.

What was your favorite part of your Duke experience?
Celebrating Diwali and Chinese New Year like the locals!

Do you have any suggestions for current Duke MEM students?
I would tell current students to learn all they can and to stay in touch with their friends by planning vacations together.

If you could go back in time, what would you do differently at Duke?
I would join a campus startup.

What’s something that Duke’s MEM program does to prepare future technical business leaders?
The program introduces students to many industries through guest speakers. I’ve found that businesses across industries are very interconnected, so that aspect of the program is valuable.

What’s the best thing about being a Duke MEM graduate?
The prestige of the Duke name and the networking.