3 Women At Shaw Receive National Recognition For Contributions To Manufacturing Industry

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Picured, left to right:  Ms. Buice, Ms. Cowart and Ms. Lynam
Picured, left to right: Ms. Buice, Ms. Cowart and Ms. Lynam
The Manufacturing Institute will award Shaw Industries' Lisa Buice, commercial human resources director; Annie Cowart, client contact center director; and Brooklyn Lynam, process engineer, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry.
 
Both Ms. Buice and Ms. Cowart are among the 100 recipients recognized as honorees, and Ms.
. Lynam is among the 30 emerging leaders chosen. Winners of this year’s award were selected from hundreds of applicants from manufacturers across the country, reflecting the diversity of manufacturing sectors and positions, officials said.

Ms. Buice is honored for her vision in creating the company’s first associate resource groups; Ms. Cowart is honored due to her work establishing an innovative road to success for Shaw’s inside sales team; Ms. Lynam is honored for her use of Shaw’s MakerSpace to solve issues in the manufacturing process and pioneering an automated system of pod testing. Each is recognized for her demonstrated leadership within Shaw.

“The women who we are celebrating represent the exciting career opportunities available in manufacturing,” said Natalie Schilling, 2018 chair of STEP Ahead and vice president of human resources at Arconic. “The STEP Ahead Award honors successful women in this industry for their significant achievements and the positive impact they have made on their companies, their communities and the industry as a whole.” 

On April 10, The Manufacturing Institute will recognize the 130 STEP Ahead Award honorees at a reception in Washington, D.C. The program will highlight each honoree’s story, including her leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing.

“We celebrate the accomplishments of Lisa, Annie and Brooklyn and appreciate their contributions to our company and community,” said Vance Bell, chairman and CEO of Shaw Industries. “These three women represent the diverse talents of our organization. They are leaders within Shaw and the manufacturing industry.”

Since the inception of the STEP Ahead Awards, 12 Shaw associates have been recognized through the program.


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