Abigail Gilmore
Abigail Gilmore
It’s easy to stick with what you know, but you will be able to unleash much more potential by letting go of your inhibitions and trying something new. Don’t ever let the fear of failure get in your way.

Abigail Gilmore is a member of TE’s Rotation Program,

and works within the Automotive business unit as a Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer. She is currently supporting TE’s Automotive team in the production facility, making improvements to our manufacturing processes and techniques. Abigail graduated from Penn State Behrend with a B.S. in Plastics Engineering Technology. She is an active member of TE’s Women in Networking (WIN) and Young Professionals (TEYP) Employee Resource Groups and is on the Board of Directors for the local Piedmont-Coastal Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

1

What experiences shaped your career?

My participation in TE’s Rotation Program has been critical for my career thus far by allowing me to have hands-on experience in a variety of engineering disciplines, the opportunity to collaborate with other young professionals, and exposure to company leaders.  By rotating through several departments, I was able to understand each aspect of the process that had to come together to make every TE product a success. 

2

What do you enjoy most about working at TE?

I have always been impressed with TE’s wide variety of capabilities – from design and R&D to manufacturing and tool building. Our expertise in connectivity across industries allows us to engage in projects focused on emerging technology such as autonomous vehicles, smart homes, and space exploration initiatives. It’s always intriguing to learn about all the projects taking place at TE facilities across the globe!

3

What concepts and ideas excite you?

I came to TE with a passion in polymers – specifically, variations between different polymers and their performance. However, throughout my time in the Greensboro Automotive plant, I have become very excited about the future of manufacturing, including a more digitally connected factory as well as other initiatives related to technology and automation. 

4

How do you predict the company will be different in two years, and how do you see yourself shaping that change?

One of our core values at TE is innovation. The company is becoming more innovative with our manufacturing techniques in addition to our products. During my rotations in the manufacturing facility, I led projects focused on digital tool tracking and live-feed data analyses. I’m excited to take a part in creating the more automated and connected manufacturing plants of the future.

5

What advice would you give a new candidate looking to break into the field of technology?

Push yourself to get out of your comfort zone every chance that you get – that’s where you will grow. It’s easy to stick with what you know, but you will be able to unleash so much more potential by letting go of your inhibitions and trying something new. Don’t ever let the fear of failure get in your way.  In the words of Wayne Gretzky, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

By rotating through several departments, I was able to understand each aspect of the process that had to come together to make every TE product a success.
Abigail Gilmore,
Process Development Rotational Engineer, Global Technology
Abigail Gilmore
Abigail Gilmore
It’s easy to stick with what you know, but you will be able to unleash much more potential by letting go of your inhibitions and trying something new. Don’t ever let the fear of failure get in your way.

Abigail Gilmore is a member of TE’s Rotation Program,

and works within the Automotive business unit as a Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer. She is currently supporting TE’s Automotive team in the production facility, making improvements to our manufacturing processes and techniques. Abigail graduated from Penn State Behrend with a B.S. in Plastics Engineering Technology. She is an active member of TE’s Women in Networking (WIN) and Young Professionals (TEYP) Employee Resource Groups and is on the Board of Directors for the local Piedmont-Coastal Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

1

What experiences shaped your career?

My participation in TE’s Rotation Program has been critical for my career thus far by allowing me to have hands-on experience in a variety of engineering disciplines, the opportunity to collaborate with other young professionals, and exposure to company leaders.  By rotating through several departments, I was able to understand each aspect of the process that had to come together to make every TE product a success. 

2

What do you enjoy most about working at TE?

I have always been impressed with TE’s wide variety of capabilities – from design and R&D to manufacturing and tool building. Our expertise in connectivity across industries allows us to engage in projects focused on emerging technology such as autonomous vehicles, smart homes, and space exploration initiatives. It’s always intriguing to learn about all the projects taking place at TE facilities across the globe!

3

What concepts and ideas excite you?

I came to TE with a passion in polymers – specifically, variations between different polymers and their performance. However, throughout my time in the Greensboro Automotive plant, I have become very excited about the future of manufacturing, including a more digitally connected factory as well as other initiatives related to technology and automation. 

4

How do you predict the company will be different in two years, and how do you see yourself shaping that change?

One of our core values at TE is innovation. The company is becoming more innovative with our manufacturing techniques in addition to our products. During my rotations in the manufacturing facility, I led projects focused on digital tool tracking and live-feed data analyses. I’m excited to take a part in creating the more automated and connected manufacturing plants of the future.

5

What advice would you give a new candidate looking to break into the field of technology?

Push yourself to get out of your comfort zone every chance that you get – that’s where you will grow. It’s easy to stick with what you know, but you will be able to unleash so much more potential by letting go of your inhibitions and trying something new. Don’t ever let the fear of failure get in your way.  In the words of Wayne Gretzky, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

By rotating through several departments, I was able to understand each aspect of the process that had to come together to make every TE product a success.
Abigail Gilmore,
Process Development Rotational Engineer, Global Technology