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Con Edison Engineer From Scarsdale is Outstanding Asian American in Business

A national organization has named a Con Edison engineer one of this year’s 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business for her professional and civic achievements.

"Yingli Wen, a technical expert at Con Edison’s Cable and Splice Center for Excellence, won the award from the Asian American Business Development Center.

“Con Edison encourages us to place our customers first in every task we perform on the job and to enhance lives through volunteerism,” Wen said. “It is gratifying to receive this recognition for helping to make our service reliable and our communities strong.”

Wen joined Con Edison in 2001 as a senior engineer in Transmission Engineering and had a leadership role in several major transmission system projects. She is now manager of the Electrical and Analysis Research group at the Cable and Splice Center.

Wen, a Scarsdale resident, teaches Chinese culture and language at the New York Chinese School in Westchester. She is also a member of the Red Silk Dancers, a traditional Chinese folk dance troop.

She holds a doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix.

In 2011, Wen won a prestigious Technology Transfer award from the Electric Power Research Institute for that protects utility workers from arcing faults in manholes. An arcing fault is an electrical discharge from a defective wire or cable. Arcing faults can cause burns or spark combustible materials and gases."

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