Four women at Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, were recipients of The Manufacturing Institute’s 2014 Women in Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Awards. The STEP Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C-suite.
The STEP Award honorees from Ingersoll Rand are:
- Katie Boor – Program Manager for Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand
- Stephanie Davis – Director of Operations for Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand
- Cyndi McDaniel – Plant Manager for Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand
- Sheila Tierney – Vice President of Global Procurement, Corporate
“The Ingersoll Rand honorees serve as role models not only to professionals currently in the manufacturing industry, but also to young women who will one day enter the workforce,” said Michael W. Lamach, chairman and chief executive officer of Ingersoll Rand. “We are proud of their accomplishments to Ingersoll Rand and the industry.”
A recent survey by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found that nearly 70 percent of American manufacturing companies have a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified workers. The STEP Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead Initiative launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and best practices for attracting, advancing and retaining strong talent.“These 160 women are the faces of exciting careers in manufacturing,” said Jennifer McNelly, president of The Manufacturing Institute. “We chose to honor these women because they each made significant achievements in manufacturing through positive impact on their company and the industry as a whole.” Ingersoll Rand’s recipients were recognized at a reception hosted by The Manufacturing Institute in Washington, D.C., on February 6.