SCARSDALE, N.Y. – A Con Edison engineer who calls Scarsdale home was named as one of the year’s “50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business” by the Asian American Business Development Center in Manhattan.
Yingli Wen, a technical expert from Con Edison’s Cable and Splice Center for Excellence, was recognized by the national organization for her professional and civic accomplishments.
Aside from her work at Con Edison, the Scarsdale native teaches Chinese culture and language at the New York Chinese School of Southern Westchester in Hartsdale. She is also a member of the Red Silk Dancers, a traditional Chinese folk dance troupe.
Wen joined Con Edison’s team in 2001 as a senior engineer in transmission engineering, and has been a leader on several major projects for the organization.
She since has worked her way up to manager of the electrical and analysis research group at the Cable and Splice Center.
This isn’t the first time Wen’s achievements have been celebrated. In 2011, she won a Technology Transfer award from the Electric Power Research Institute for her work protecting utility workers from arcing faults in manholes.
Wen credited Con Edison and her co-workers for allowing her the freedom to be an active member of the community.
“Con Edison encourages us to place our customers first in every task we perform on the job and to enhance lives through volunteerism,” she said in a statement.
“It is gratifying to receive this recognition for helping to make our service reliable and our communities strong.”