Harbour Results' Laurie Harbour, Avery Dennison's Kim Humphreys and Nordson Corp. Foundation's Cecilia Render are among the 15 leaders in the inaugural class of Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
"(The inductees) are a prestigious group, each of whom has made significant, lasting contributions to our industry," WiM President Allison Grealis said in a statement. "They are true trailblazers whose work has created opportunity for countless other women. We are thrilled and honored to recognize them in this special way."
The inductees will be enshrined in a virtual ceremony on Oct. 1 during the WiM's 10th annual Summit event.
Inductees were nominated by their colleagues and industry peers. They were selected by a judging panel of WiM and Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation board members and WiM staff.
The other inductees are:
- Kim Beardsley, John Deere (retired)
- Sandra Bouckley, SME
- Dianne Chong, Boeing (retired)
- Melanie Cook, GE Appliances, a Haier company
- Nadine Crauwels, Sandvik Coromant
- Susan Elkington, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky
- Vanessa Li, Novelis
- Sonita Lontoh, HP
- Jd Marhevko, Delphi Technologies
- Kate Rome, Rome Grinding Solutions
- Marsha Serlin, United Scrap Metal
- Gretchen Zierick, Zierick Manufacturing Corp.
"The creation of this first-ever Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame and the induction of this tremendous group of women is another step in our mission to ensure that women are well represented and strongly supported in the manufacturing industry," said WiM Board Chair Lynn Kier, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Diebold Nixdorf. "Together, we are creating a world in which women are recognized for their legacy of leadership in our industry."
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