Klindera ’13 Joins Eaton Corporation – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Klindera ’13 Joins Eaton Corporation

Andrew Klindera ’13 has joined Eaton Corporation as senior environmental health and safety (EHS) engineer. Eaton is a “diversified power management company, specializing in electrical, hydraulic, and automotive manufacturing,” and Klindera is based out of one of the company’s largest facilities in the world, in Van Wert, Ohio. In his position, he focuses on preventing environmental impacts from the company’s manufacturing processes, while also working to protect employees from any job related health and safety risks. Klindera explains that he chose the EHS engineering path for its ability to highlight the skills he learned while at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. “EHS allows you to work with an incredibly diverse workforce and all levels of management to accomplish compliance and international bench marking, especially in terms of environmental conservation and employee safety,” he says. While at HWS, Klindera regularly worked with professors, administration, and the diverse student body to accomplish goals, what he calls the “cornerstone of an HWS education.” He credits this with helping him to develop his interpersonal, analytical and time management skills, as well as real world applications. Klindera interned for three years as an EHS analyst for American Spring Wire Corp. in Bedford Heights, Ohio, where he dealt with plant safety and hazardous waste management. He also worked for two years as an adviser for Advocare, a premier health and wellness company. Prior to college, he was a young entrepreneur as the manager and creator of Straight Painting and Landscaping Co., which he maintained for five years. Klindera graduated from Hobart College with his bachelor of arts in political science and Middle Eastern studies. As a student, he was a linebacker and captain of the football team, and served as the linebacker coach, and assistant defensive coordinator while abroad in Germany. He was awarded the Robert L. Cullen Memorial Football Award, earning him a spot on the All-Liberty League second team. Klindera was also a member of the Young Republicans Club. “Hobart truly did a great deal for me, and I turn to my education there everyday,” says Klindera. ” I would say, without a doubt, that my HWS education has truly become one of my greatest assets in terms of finding success in the ‘real world’…I am certainly a proud HWS alum, and personally believe I will be relying on my experience there for years to come.”