IWIM 2020 Honoree: Haleyanne Freedman, M Holland
Haleyanne Freedman is a woman you want to have on your team. A go-getter and a self-starter, this native Californian is possibly one of the Midwest’s most hidden treasures.
A 3D printing expert, she travels the country to help companies solve their 3D printing challenges. Hailing from the plastic resin company M Holland, this self-taught expert is a “3D printing rockstar” according to the person that nominated her. Haleyanne’s expertise with 3D also allowed her to make a significant contribution on the Face Mask Task force in Wisconsin. As part of the task force, she helped create and test an N95 open source face mask to support the Froedert Children’s Hospital.
But that’s not all. Here are a few more reasons why HaleyAnne is an Influential Woman in Manufacturing:
- Haleyanne helped M Holland build the 3D printing business from an insignificant part to a key portion of their business. As part of her role, she advises clients on equipment and product selection, process optimization and adoption, and material and application validation.
- She didn’t start out in manufacturing. Haleyanne planned to study Opera in college, but realized she was more mechanically-minded. She left a performing arts background to be part of the 3D manufacturing revolution.
She wants to show young women that careers in manufacturing and engineering do exist. Haleyanne serves on the leadership team of the Women In Manufacturing Wisconsin chapter. She’s an active member of the Society of Women Engineers and is Co-Chair for the Great Lakes Chapter of Women in 3D Printing.
- She 3D prints at home, too. A self-professed “3D Printing Nerd,” Haleyanne doesn’t only get involved in 3D printing at work, she’s also doing it at home too. According to an interview she did with Xena, a woman-owned manufacturer of workwear attire, she’s got seven printers at home too.
Read her advice to future female manufacturers as well as the 19 other 2020 Honorees by downloading the 2020 Influential Women in Manufacturing E-Book.