2023 40 Under 40: Corey Sanders, PE, 39
Senior Associate Engineer, IMEG Corp.; BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Platteville
The first electrical engineering projects Sanders worked on exposed him to the fact that the client relationship can be as important as the actual engineering skills needed to complete a project. This led him to accept a position as an entry-level engineer at KJWW, now IMEG, where he would continuously be engaged with clients and the personal side of engineering. To start, Sanders had no direct consulting or construction responsibility. However, his experience in the Army National Guard working as a heavy construction equipment operator helped him understand the field side of consulting. Sanders’ people skills, developed through the military, also have served him well. His first long-term collaboration was with a health care client where he served as a design engineer on a larger team. He developed into the lead contact for that client, working with the hospital president, head facility manager and team of electricians. Sanders believes the best way to learn is to teach. He developed technical skills in his early years learning from a mentor and is now mentoring new engineers. He volunteered to develop educational modules for IMEG and now represents the Madison, Wisconsin, office for the technical operations group. Sanders routinely participates in team-building exercises and office outings. He is also the Madison office electrical team supervisor. Part of his free time is spent at church as a confirmation mentor and as a camp counselor. He also spends quality time playing with his three children, ages 11, 8 and 1. His motorcycle hobby and board game collection are a passion.