Before I ever actually met Eric, I was reading his I.M. Wight “Hard Code” columns, and found more often than not I was nodding my head “Yes, exactly!!”. It’s been 20 years, and I still find the pearls of wisdom that resonate and give a different perspective. I had the opportunity to grow my career working in the Engineering Excellence team, and worked directly for Eric for 4 years. He helped me become an educator, and exposed me to a whole new set of engineering methodologies, which I then used to enhance the capabilities of numerous engineers across the planet.
Eric is a thoughtful empathetic, and very experienced leader. We actually worked together to establish the first iteration of Career Stage Profiles, which were guidance on what is expected of engineers at various stages of their career growth and development. Eric has been in the industry long enough that giving guidance on how to make progress in an tech career is a natural part of his being. His knowledge, experience, and personal empathy make him a strong and trusted ally and coach for anyone’s career development aspirations.