Welbilt engineer wins Women in Manufacturing STEP ahead award

Restaurant equipment maker Welbilt Inc. has announced that Manufacturing Engineering Manager Lynn Graykowski will receive the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award honoring female leaders in manufacturing on April 10 in the nation's capital. The Manufacturing Institute will recognize 130 award-winners this year, members of what the institute said is one of manufacturing's largest pools of untapped talent, a news release said. 

In fact, the organization said that although women made up about 47 percent of the U.S. labor force in 2016, only 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce is female. The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, Production) Ahead Awards are part of a larger initiative to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing through recognition, research and leadership. 

"Lynn is one of the key leaders within our manufacturing team and has been instrumental in supporting our global Manitowoc Ice product line," Manitowoc Ice Senior Vice President Lee Wichlacz said in the release. "With her unassuming management style, she encourages teammates from all levels to focus on challenges and work together to find solutions."

Welbilt Global Manufacturing Supply Chain and Quality Vice President Ian McLeod said, "She revitalized our complex safety management system for our facility in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, substantially reducing recordable injuries and improving safety scores. We were pleased to nominate her for this award and are delighted to see her achievements recognized on a national level." 

Welbilt, Inc. is headquartered in Florida and has 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and an assortment of brands that include Convotherm, Frymaster and Multiplex.
 


Topics: Equipment & Supplies

Companies: Welbilt


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