February 27, 2015 – The Manufacturing Institute is honoring Ball Corporation’s Jamie Arnold and Tamra Wolny at this year’s 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. In 2015, STEP Ahead launched “Emerging Leaders” awards – honoring women in the industry who are currently employed in the manufacturing industry that have already made significant contributions and excelled early in their career.
“I love knowing the products I manufacture contribute to not only the aerospace and space science communities, but benefit my family, community, and nation as a whole,” said Arnold, Lead Manufacturing Engineer at Ball Corporation. “It is rewarding to take a design and integrate it into a physical product using innovation, teamwork, problem solving, and technical expertise.”
Arnold and Wolny will be honored among 130 STEP award recipients, representing a diverse group of women from all levels of manufacturing, at a March 26 reception in Washington, D.C. The STEP Awards program will highlight each honoree’s story, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing.
“As a packaging and aerospace business, science, technology, engineering and production are central to everything we do,” said Lisa A. Pauley, senior vice president, human resources and administration at Ball. “We are thrilled that Jamie and Tamra are receiving STEP Awards for the accomplishments they’ve made in their careers. They truly exemplify the Ball spirit and represent the many exciting manufacturing career opportunities available today.”
The third annual STEP Awards are part of The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Initiative, founded in 2012 to examine and promote the role of women in science, technology, engineering and production through recognition, research and best practices for attracting, advancing and retaining strong female talent. The Manufacturing Institute is an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers.