Women in Manufacturing Elects 2016 Chairperson

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#gendergap–Women in Manufacturing (WiM) has elected Sheila LaMothe, associate
director of marketing and public relations for Farmington,
Connecticut-based TRUMPF Inc., 2016 chairperson of the WiM Board of
Directors. LaMothe takes the reins after serving as WiM’s vice
chairperson in 2015 and participating on the WiM Summit host committee
for the past four years.

“I’m honored to be elected chairperson and thank 2015 WiM Chair and
Zierick Manufacturing Corporation President Gretchen Zierick for her
outstanding leadership during the past year,” said LaMothe. “I look
forward to working with WiM’s board and staff members to continue to
provide year-round support to women in the manufacturing industry,
helping them to grow and succeed in their careers and helping to build a
stronger manufacturing sector for the future.”

LaMothe is a sought-after industry communications expert who brings 25
years of manufacturing marketing experience to her new role leading the
WiM board. In addition to her work as TRUMPF’s associate director of
marketing and public relations, she is a member of the FMA, SME, AWS,
SPIE, the FABTECH Exhibitor Advisory Council, and the SPIE Expositions
and Events Committee. Prior to joining TRUMPF in 2002, LaMothe
facilitated connections between Connecticut manufacturers and sales
representatives in Europe and Asia as an international trade specialist
with the Department of Economic and Community Development, and worked as
group marketing manager for an international aerospace components

“A critical part of WiM’s mission is to spread the word about the many
opportunities for women in today’s manufacturing sector,” said WiM
President Allison Grealis. “Sheila’s background and experience make her
an invaluable asset to us in this effort and I know she will help WiM
make great strides.”

Under LaMothe’s leadership in 2016, WiM will continue its commitment to
unparalleled support for women in the manufacturing sector. In addition
to regular webinars and many other online resources, WiM also will offer
in-person professional-development opportunities including the annual
WiM SUMMIT in Nashville, TN; a Leadership Lab for Women in Manufacturing
in Cleveland, OH; and local networking events at WiM chapters across the
United States.

Joining LaMothe on the WiM board:

  Karla Aaron, President, Hialeah Metal Spinning, Inc., Hialeah, FL

Griselda Abousleman, Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain – Fluid
Management, Material Handling and Power Tools Business Units,
Ingersoll Rand, Davidson, NC

Elizabeth Engels, Vice President, Commercial, Tata Steel, Warren, OH

Allison Giddens, Director, Order Management, Win-Tech, Inc.,
Kennesaw, GA

Barri Gurau, Independent, Washington, D.C.

Lisa Habe, President, Interlake Industries, Inc., Willoughby, OH

Una Lauricia, Senior Intellectual Property Attorney, Eaton
Corporation, Cleveland, OH

Diana Perreiah, President, Alcoa Building and Construction Systems
North America, Atlanta, GA

Anne Ross, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison, WI

Sabrina Weaver, Director, Global Commercial Practices, O-I,
Perrysburg, OH

Catherine Werner, Environmental, Health and Safety Leader, General
Electric, Louisville, KY

Gretchen Zierick, President, Zierick Manufacturing Corporation, Mt.
Kisco, NY

Full Board member bios are available at www.womeninmanufacturing.org/about/board.

Women in Manufacturing is a nearly 700-member-strong national
association dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who
are pursuing or have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry.
group encourages the engagement of women who want to share perspectives,
gain cutting-edge manufacturing information, improve leadership and
communication skills, participate in sponsoring programs and network
with industry peers. Members benefit from exclusive access to regional
and national programming, networking opportunities, mentoring and
sponsoring programs, bimonthly professional development webinars, a
customized employment tool called WiMWorks, online discussion
communities, the quarterly Impact e-newsletter and a robust searchable
online directory.


Women in Manufacturing (WiM)
Kristin Moore, 216-503-5700