Yvonne Duckworth, PE is a registered automation engineer with more than 25 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical industries. With a strong background of both technical design and project management, her areas of expertise include instrumentation design, process control system design, control system programming, commissioning, validation and construction and start-up support activities.
Ms. Duckworth has been actively involved in projects that incorporate many of the automation trends which are part of Industry 4.0, the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes the use of Virtual and Augmented Reality, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cloud Storage and Computing, Open Communications and Smart Manufacturing. She has attended multiple seminars on Industry 4.0 and continues to incorporate the concepts on her projects for which she leads the automation design effort. Ms. Duckworth wrote an article focused on Industry 4.0 for The Medicine Maker. The topic was the cover feature of the magazine.
Ms. Duckworth has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Widener University and a Master of Business Administration from Rider University. She is an active member of the International Society of Automation and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering.