23
Nov

IWIM 2020 Honoree: Mary Beth Seasholtz, Dow Chemical

When one thinks of Data at Dow Chemical, Mary Beth Seasholtz is who comes to mind. After receiving undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania (1987), she simultaneously earned a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, and a Masters of Science in Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington (1992). From there,...
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23
Nov

IWIM 2020 Honoree: Emily Martin, Endress + Hauser

Drive. Intelligence. Initiative. Influence. These were just some of the words Emily Martin’s nominator used to describe her when submitting the Endress & Hauser Industrial Engineering Manager for the 2020 Influential Women in Manufacturing awards. With the company since 2012, Emily and her team are primary contributors to the company’s current performance and efforts to...
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23
Nov

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...
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9
Nov

IWIM 2020 Honoree: Jesika Young, Cimtech Inc.

Many women in the workforce hope to pave the way for future generations. 2020 IWIM honoree Jesika Young feels a personal connection to this mission. As a mother, Young works to ensure that her daughters will grow up in a world where they can truly be anything they want to be and do not have...
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26
Oct

IWIM 2020 Honoree: Sascha Harrell, Purdue University/IN-MAC

To continue to bring new women into the manufacturing schools, it’s important for leaders in the industry to be active in their communities. Sascha Harrell does just this. She continues to create a path to not just attracting talented girls and women to many manufacturing-driven pathways, but she also works to advance and retain these...
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19
Oct

IWIM 2020 Honoree: Jennifer Blanchette, Baxter Healthcare

Jennifer Blanchette has a lot on her hands. As the director of manufacturing at Baxter Healthcare, she oversees the production of 40 different high-quality products, 13 manufacturing lines, and about 300 employees across two facilities. But Blanchette has never aimed to just get it done — throughout her career, she’s continuously found ways to get...
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14
Oct

IWIM 2020 Honoree: Dafni Bika, AstraZeneca

We only ask for one well-written nomination to become an Influential Woman in Manufacturing honoree. But for Dafni Bika? We received nine. A longtime pharma executive, Bika’s leadership has clearly left an impact on a wide swath of industry professionals. With more than 25 years of experience in pharma, Bika is currently senior vice president...
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5
Oct

IWIM 2020 Honoree: JoyL Silva, Pfizer

After landing her first role at Pfizer, Silva worked her way through a number of positions — from health care sales to global operations and into leadership. Some colleagues advised that if she wanted to go further maybe she should go back to business school or perhaps work abroad on an international assignment. Instead, when...
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