Welbilt Engineer Honored By The Manufacturing Institute

Welbilt Inc. Manufacturing Engineering Manager Lynn Graykowski is among the 130 recipients of this year’s Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards from The Manufacturing Institute.

The sixth annual STEP Ahead Awards honor women from the manufacturing floor to the executive suite who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in manufacturing careers. Graykowski and other honorees will be recognized April 10 at the STEP Ahead Awards reception in Washington, D.C.

"In addition to her expertise in managing complex projects across our global production footprint, Lynn has a strong focus on workplace safety,” said Ian McLeod, V.P.-Global Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality, Welbilt. “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.”

According to The Manufacturing Institute, women constitute one of manufacturing’s largest pools of untapped talent, totaling about 47% of the U.S. labor force in 2016 but only 29% of the manufacturing workforce.

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