Women in Manufacturing® Association Announces 2019 Board of Directors

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/gendergap?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#gendergaplt;/agt;–The Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM) is pleased to
announce the election of 20 members to its 2019 Board of Directors. WiM
is the only national association specifically dedicated to supporting,
promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the
manufacturing sector.

The board is led by Chair Karen Norheim, Executive Vice President,
American Crane and Equipment Corp., Douglassville, PA. Additional WiM
board officers are Vice Chair Lynn Kier, Vice President, Communications
and Branding, Schaeffler Group USA, Inc., Fort Mill, SC; Secretary
Caitlin Sickles, Principal, Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP,
Washington, DC; and Treasurer Tammy LeBlanc Fischer, CFO, Vice President
Finance, Valentine Enterprises, Inc., Lawrenceville, GA.

First-term members of the 2019 WiM board are:

  • Virginia Harn, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Minneapolis, MN
  • Cara Madzy, Site Director, BASF, Seneca, SC
  • Steve Speich, Global Director of Facilities Engineering and Factory
    Automation, John Deere, Moline, IL
  • Adrienne Temple, Regional Vice President, South Carolina Manufacturing
    Extension Partnership, Columbia, SC
  • Lisa Yankie, VP Human Resources, Domtar Inc., Fort Mill, SC

“I am pleased to welcome the newest members of the WiM Board of
Directors,” said WiM President Allison Grealis. “Their industry
experience and passion for manufacturing will be an asset to our
organization as we work to further WiM’s mission to support, promote and
inspire women in this industry.”

Additional board members who are continuing their service include:

  • Griselda Abousleman, Vice President Operational Excellence, Transport
    Solutions NA/EMEA, Ingersoll Rand, Davidson, NC
  • Veronica Braker, Vice President of Global Operational Excellence,
    Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, IL
  • Leah Curry, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia,
    Buffalo, WV
  • Erika Ferrell, Director, IT, Sub-Zero Group, Inc., Fitchburg, WI
  • Bill Good, Vice President, Supply Chain, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY
  • Amanda Hendry, Director, International HR Operations, The
    Sherwin-Williams Co., Cleveland, OH
  • Katie Kelley, US Vice Chair, BMO Harris Bank, Minneapolis, MN
  • Susanne Lauda, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology,
    AGCO Corporation, Duluth, GA
  • Amy Meyer, Vice President, Technical Services, Kohler Co., Kohler, WI
  • Zoi Romanchuk, President, Slick Automated Solutions, Inc., Ontario, OH
  • Bill Smith, CEO, Termax Corporation, Lake Zurich, IL

Grealis also thanked outgoing members of the WiM board for their
outstanding service to the industry: Karla Aaron, President, Hialeah
Metal Spinning, Inc., Hialeah, FL; Allison Giddens, Director of Order
Management, Win-Tech, Inc., Kennesaw, GA; Barri Gurau, Engineer,
Lockheed Martin Corp., Washington, DC; Sheila LaMothe, Vice President of
Strategic Initiatives, Goyer Management International, Lakewood Ranch,
FL; and Gretchen Zierick, President, Zierick Manufacturing Corp., Mount
Kisco, NY.

The Women in Manufacturing® Association is a
more than 2,500-member-strong national association dedicated to
supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in
the manufacturing industry. It encourages the engagement of women who
want to share perspectives, gain cutting-edge manufacturing information,
improve leadership and communication skills, participate in sponsoring
programs and network with industry peers. WiM is the only national
association specifically dedicated to supporting women in the
manufacturing sector with year-round programming and a national
directory for women in the industry. For more information about WiM,


Christie Carmigiano

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