2017 Nebraska / Western Iowa

STEP FORWARD Award Recipients

Recognizing women in “STEP” Careers 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production

On September 21, 2017, fifty-one (51) women were honored for their leadership and commitment in manufacturing and related careers in Nebraska / Western Iowa at the first annual STEP Forward event.

 

STEP Forward is designed to recognize talented women in manufacturing and related "STEP" Careers (Science | Technology | Engineering | Production), creating networking and mentoring opportunities, and ultimately increase the number of females choosing STEP careers!

Carolyn Lee, Executive Director of the Manufacturing Institute was a Featured Speaker and presented the Awards to the STEP Forward Honorees:

Stacey Weaver, Chief Agri

Stacey Weaver, Chief Agri

Amanda Wiechelman, Airlite Plastics

Amanda Wiechelman, Airlite Plastics

Jinrong Wang, OPPD

Jinrong Wang, OPPD

Carol Waszak

Carol Waszak

Nicole Volpi, Valmont Industries

Nicole Volpi, Valmont Industries

Michelle Stolte, Valmont Industries

Michelle Stolte, Valmont Industries

Tanya Shaul, Lozier

Tanya Shaul, Lozier

Amy Pethoud, Exmark Manufacturing

Amy Pethoud, Exmark Manufacturing

Jacquelyn Neumann,Conductix-Wampfler

Jacquelyn Neumann,Conductix-Wampfler

Peggy Novotny, Behlen Mfg. Co.

Peggy Novotny, Behlen Mfg. Co.

Courtney Polk, OPPD

Courtney Polk, OPPD

Laura Rathe, Valmont Industries

Laura Rathe, Valmont Industries

Kristin Rimington, Lozier

Kristin Rimington, Lozier

Jaime Ristow, BD Columbus East

Jaime Ristow, BD Columbus East

Juli Thelen, NAMC / Behlen Mfg. Co.

Juli Thelen, NAMC / Behlen Mfg. Co.

Lynn Oltman, Exmark Manufacturing

Lynn Oltman, Exmark Manufacturing

Summer Mau, Valmont Industries

Summer Mau, Valmont Industries

Gina Langel, OPPD

Gina Langel, OPPD

LaShanda Matlock, Airlite Plastics

LaShanda Matlock, Airlite Plastics

Leslie, Lombardi, Video King

Leslie, Lombardi, Video King

Christine Krupka, Smeal SFA

Christine Krupka, Smeal SFA

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Karina Lockman, Conductix-Wampfler

Karina Lockman, Conductix-Wampfler

Charlie Klahn, Brand Hydraulics

Charlie Klahn, Brand Hydraulics

Jamie Kinzer

Jamie Kinzer

Melissa Kallsen, Owen Industries

Melissa Kallsen, Owen Industries

JoAnn Haworth, CLAAS of Omaha

JoAnn Haworth, CLAAS of Omaha

Elisa Hutchison, Lozier

Elisa Hutchison, Lozier

Cathy Gokie, Becton Dickinson

Cathy Gokie, Becton Dickinson

Barbara Cunningham, Valmont Ind.

Barbara Cunningham, Valmont Ind.

Therese Dixon, OPPD

Therese Dixon, OPPD

Sarah Edwards, Condictix-Wampfler

Sarah Edwards, Condictix-Wampfler

Meredith Edwards, Becton Dickinson

Meredith Edwards, Becton Dickinson

Geetika Chadha Salazar, BD

Geetika Chadha Salazar, BD

Heidi Elliott,Columbus Public School

Heidi Elliott,Columbus Public School

Emily Bien, Airlite Plastics

Emily Bien, Airlite Plastics

Daisy Carrazco, Smithfield

Daisy Carrazco, Smithfield

Amanda Benes, Fremont Machine

Amanda Benes, Fremont Machine

Carolyn Brandt, Matheson Tri-Gas,Inc

Carolyn Brandt, Matheson Tri-Gas,Inc

Ashley Anderson, Valmont Industries

Ashley Anderson, Valmont Industries

Maria Carlson

Maria Carlson

Emily Williams, Lindsay Corporation

Emily Williams, Lindsay Corporation

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