Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Visits Pioneer Service for #MFGDay17

On October 5, 2017, Lt. Governor Sanguinetti visited Pioneer Service to see manufacturing operations, hear the Pioneer story, and collect ideas on reaching more youth for STEM careers like manufacturing. 

Photo (from left to right):

Tiernan Murrell, Co-Director for SparkShop
Steve Brezwyn, V.P. Operations, Pioneer Service
Aneesa Muthana, President & Co-Owner, Pioneer Service
Eric Smith, Director of Sales, Pioneer Service
Lt. Governor of Illinois, Evelyn Sanguinetti
Mayor of Addison, Rich Veenstra
Rose of Sharon DeVos, Business Development Manager, Pioneer Service
James Rewis, Quality Manager, Pioneer Service

In her visit, the Lt. Governor expressed genuine interest in our industry and enthusiasm for engaging more of Illinois' youth in STEM programs boost career opportunities. After a plant tour, Tiernan Murell shared the vision for and was invited to present further to the Rural Affairs Counsel about the program that "sparks" interest in STEM careers in elementary school.

Addison Mayor Rich Veenstra discussed local initiatives to boost manufacturing's image, and had his team create video footage of the visit for inclusion in video production on the subject. It was a great example of local and state government working with small businesses to make a difference in communities!

SparkShop Shares Vision with Educators, Politicians and Manufacturing Associations at Pioneer Service

September 19, 2017 SparkShop directors Shonali Ditz and Tiernan Murrell, along with Ted Ganchiff, founder of the Science & Entrepreneurship Exchange (SEE) presented the SparkShop STEM program to politicians, educators and manufacturing association representatives.

Pioneer Service Inc. Hosts High School and Middle School Students

Helping Tomorrow's Workforce See a Future in Manufacturing

President and Owner of Pioneer Service, Aneesa Muthana, welcomes Aurora West High School Students to the tour.

On April 11, 2017, Pioneer Service hosted two groups of students at it's facility in Addison, Illinois, courtesy of the Valley Industrial Association (VIA), the Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES), Aurora West High School and Simmons Middle School from East Aurora School District 131. The coordination between the associations and the schools made it possible for another 45 young people to gain exposure to machining as well as career paths available in manufacturing. This provided the students with a unique glimpse into an employer's perspective into career development.

Choose DuPage Panel Discusses Workforce Issues Facing Manufacturers


Aneesa Muthana, President and Owner of Pioneer Service, participated in a panel discussion sponsored by the Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance and the Chicago Metro Metal Consortonium at the Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) on March 24, 2017.