Michael Salazar, M.S.E – 2017 Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leader


Michael Salazar, M.S.E
Chief Process Engineer
Epstein Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology

Michael Salazar has over 15 years of experience in plant engineering from baking and food processing companies like M&M/Mars, Nestle, ARYZTA, Johnsonville, and Tyson Foods. He joined Epstein Engineering in 2016, and during his career he has demonstrated expertise at managing, designing and budgeting the installation of production and manufacturing lines, eliminating outdated equipment with new state of the art high speed automated systems, and reducing production waste. From Salazar’s plant engineering experience he has also authored several articles in industry trade publications like Baking and Snack Magazine. In addition to his management and design experience, he is also heavily involved in engineering industry groups including currently serving as the President of the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Salazar has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.