Catherine Tyger

Catherine TygerTitle: Business Systems Administrator

Home town: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Educational credentials: BS, Communications Media with a minor in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

When hired at Vulcan: November 2011

Why I chose Vulcan:  I chose Vulcan because I get to work as part of a team in a family environment. Every day is unique and brings a different challenge!

Outside interests / hobbies:  Spending time with my family, watching movies, and fishing. I also love digital photography.

Philanthropic endeavors, if any: I like to support pet shelters when I can, as both of my dogs are rescue dogs and have been a wonderful addition to our family.  I also try to help out with St. Jude Children's Hospital.

A person who (or an event that) inspired you:  My mother has been an inspiration to me and showed me how much hard work and dedication pays off.

In your opinion, what is the greatest engineering achievement of all time?  Aside from the internet, I would have to say airplanes. It has never been easier to travel around the world and experience what other cultures have to offer.

In your opinion, what is the most over-looked (or under-credited) engineering achievement of all time? The cell phone.  We have gotten so used to having it around and being able to use it for the internet and many other applications that we don't realize how important it is until you don't have one.

What car you’d drive, if money (or street laws) were no object.  A monster truck