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Bryan Lin: American Citizen and Project Manager Extraordinaire

July 2017 | Posted in News, Solutions


When Bryan Lin came to the U.S. from Taiwan in 2009, he couldn’t speak one word of English.

“I couldn’t even go to McDonald's and say, ‘I want the number 1.’”

But one year of community college taught him the language ... along with drafting & design.

What does this mean to you? You’ll see...

Shortly after moving to Springfield, MO, Bryan was employed as a subcontractor, which meant he worked with several companies in various industries.

One of those companies was Custom Powder Systems. And the way we do business made quite an impression on Bryan. He chose to stay on at CPS because, well, we’ll let him tell you...

“It’s not just about having a job and earning some money – what CPS does is helping companies in the pharmaceutical or food industry to have medicine or just make life better – they are making a difference. This job is meaningful – CPS does meaningful work.”

What does this mean to you? You’ll see...

Bryan’s career at CPS began as a drafter. Before long, he was promoted to Mechanical Designer, and then quickly promoted again to Project Manager, a role in which he has excelled.

CPS CEO Denise McIntosh says that, currently, “He's managing not only people in our building but six other vendors in two countries and getting the deliverables done on time.”

So what does this mean to you? We’re so glad you asked.

  • Without a strong Project Manager like Bryan Lin, your project goes nowhere.
  • A strong Project Manager like Bryan Lin serves as a servant leader and keeps you up-to-date on the progress of your equipment.
  • Having a strong Project Manager like Bryan Lin increases the likelihood of your project being done on time and on budget.
  • A strong Project Manager like Bryan Lin makes sure promises are kept.

That’s what having a strong Project Manager like Brian Lin means to you.

So if you have any questions (in English or Mandarin), contact Bryan at BryanLin@custom-powder.com. You should also ask him about the time he and his team “smoked” the brisket cook-off competition using a custom-built CARDBOARD smoker.



In the meantime, when he’s not hard at work, you’ll find Bryan tinkering with electronics at home, surfing Lifehacker.com, or spending time with his six-month-old daughter.

Oh, and because everyone likes a happy ending...

On April 13, 2017, after 12 months of paperwork and waiting, Bryan Lin became an American citizen.

Of course, we threw him a big party. The cake is long-gone, but the USA-themed decorations are still hanging up in his office.

What does this mean to you? Well, not much, probably.

But it means the world to Bryan Lin.

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