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August 2, 2018 40 Under Forty 2018

Ibrahim Ibrahim

Photo | J. Fiereck Photography

Age: 26

Company: Lynn Welding Co. Inc.

Title: Operations Manager

No. of years with current company: 7

Town where I live: Portland

Town where I work: Newington

College: Central Connecticut State University

Highest degree: Bachelor's degree in industrial technology

Ibrahim Ibrahim joined Lynn Welding as an intern from CCSU. He quickly became a very well respected and hardworking team member and was officially hired as a resistance process engineer in 2013.

Ibrahim quickly rose from an engineering position to the department manager in a few short years and helped build the resistance department into the most successful division of Lynn Welding. After observing how well he had transformed the resistance department he was promoted to operations manager of the entire company in 2016. Since the promotion, Ibrahim has been instrumental to the growth of the company.

What's been the biggest professional accomplishment so far in your career?

I would say my biggest professional accomplishment has been gaining the trust of my co-workers. The reason I say that is because I am a 26-year-old operations manager leading a company of 48 people and many of them happen to be much older than I am. Don't get me wrong, being an ops manager is a great accomplishment but it's greater knowing that people will follow and trust in my decisions and guidance.

How are you involved in the community?

I am involved in the community through my work. I take pride in helping my co-workers grow at Lynn Welding as well as helping them grow personally. I believe that by guiding them to achieve success and being the best person they can be will be a great contribution to our community

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love hiking, photography, going to the beach, watching the “Fast and Furious” movies and test driving new cars.

Give an example of a people-skills habit you adhere to in your work and daily life that you feel has helped you succeed.

Approach people with kindness; anger never solves anything. Facing problems and solving them instead of avoiding them.

What must the Greater Hartford region do to attract more talented young professionals to the area?

Reduce taxes and invest in education in manufacturing by partnering with local businesses to help build the next-generation workforce.

Four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

• Operations manager of a 48-employee company at age 26.

• One of the youngest members on the American Welding Society committee.

• Gained the trust of everyone at Lynn Welding through my hard work and accomplishments.

• Helped co-workers grow more than they ever thought they could by guiding them with my principles.

Fun Fact 

I love washing my car on a sunny day.

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