Women in Manufacturing who I Admire #internationalwomensday

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 8, 2021 9:04:58 AM

My long-time sustainability friend and champion, Sean Sabre, compiled a list of the most influential women in supply chains in appreciation of International Women's Day. I was honored to be among profiled. I am going to pay it forward, and recognize the women in manufacturing who I admire.

Patricia Miller, CEO + Visionary of Matrix 4, left her job in bio-tech to resurrect her grandfather's injection molding company in Woodstock, IL. 6-years later, Patricia's company is a regular on Forbes' Fastest Growing Company list, evolving a legacy-technology into a vehicle for meaningful change in plastics and sustainability. I have the good fortune of having her as a friend and fellow leader in plastics manufacturing in Woodstock, IL.

Nicole Wolter, President & CEO  at HM Manufacturing, Inc., left her career in finance to grow her family-owned power transmission fabricating firm. A board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Technology and Manufacturing Association, Nicole is just as comfortable in a suit as she is in a tee shirt on the production floor. As I waited for Nicole to join me for lunch, my nerves of anticipation were instantly quelled upon our meeting by her silly, yet matter-of-fact, charm. 

Jackie Speciale, wearer-of-many-hats at family-owned Mac Automation Concepts, must not sleep: Mother, wife, American Red Cross Disaster and Humanitarian Relief Volunteer, Rotary Club member, Mentor of the INCubatoredu program at Woodstock high school (and more), Jackie took me under her wing when I first moved to Woodstock. She is kind, hard working, and has a heart of gold.

Lisa Mctigue Pierce, while not in manufacturing, writes extensively about it as the Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. Lisa is a talented and passionate writer, as is she technically meticulous. I have the great fortune of working with Lisa as a contributing writer and reporter for Packaging Digest on sustainable packaging.

Pay it forward, and recognize the women who inspire you today, in celebration of International Women's Day.

sustainable packaging conference reporting

Lisa and I reporting from a Sustainable Packaging Conference

Topics: International Women's Day, manufacturers, women owned