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
The STEP Award honorees from Ingersoll Rand are:
"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 industrythrough recognition,
research, and best practices for attracting, advancing and retaining
"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.
About Ingersoll Rand
Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable,
sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of
King® and Trane®-work
together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and
buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase
industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a global business
committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For
more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.
About The Manufacturing Institute
The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate
of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan
organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge
information and services to the nation's manufacturers. The Institute is
the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of
world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/.
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