Andrew Wedel - 2014 BAE Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

2014 Alumni Honors


Andrew Wedel

Andrew Wedel was awarded the Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Andrew Wedel (MS, Agricultural Engineering, 1996) is the General Manager of McLanahan Corporation’s Agricultural Systems Division where he is part of a team that develops, designs, and supplies dairy manure handling systems focused environmental sustainability and cow comfort. Specific designs include: anaerobic digester pre-treatment systems; conveyance and separation systems; earthen, concrete, and HDPE lined manure storage structures; runoff control structures; and pump and gravity conveyance systems.

Andrew holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology from the University of Delaware and a M.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State University. He is a registered professional engineer in: Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. In 2010, Andrew received the Young Agricultural Engineer of the Year award by the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference.

Prior to joining McLanahan Corporation in 1996, Andrew was an Agricultural Engineering Specialist at Michigan State University where he, along with a group of agricultural engineers and dairy producers, researched and developed systems for handling sand-laden dairy manure.

Andrew, his wife Ann, and their three sons reside in Duncansville, PA. Their spare time is spent playing/coaching baseball, boating, ATV-ing, and raising chickens.