The Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation (WiMEF) announces the 13 women leaders who make up its 2022 class of Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame inductees.
The group will be officially welcomed to the Hall of Fame with a ceremony and gala on October 12, 2022, as part of WiM’s twelfth annual summit taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will welcome more than 150 attendees in celebration of these trailblazing women in manufacturing.
The Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame honors women who have made outstanding contributions during the course of their established careers in manufacturing. Recipients include women who are dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women in the manufacturing industry.
The 2022 class of Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame inductees include:
- Dorene Billingsley, director of operations (Retired) – AdvanSix
- Michelle Bockman, president – Stanley X
- Lynn Bottone, vice president, biotech operations – Pfizer
- Louise Connell, supplier diversity manager – BMW Manufacturing Co.
- Leah Curry, president – Toyota Indiana
- Lori Goucher, senior vice president technology and investments catalysts – BASF
- Elizabeth Griffith, director of global program management – HFI
- Tracey Horton, vice president, global manufacturing, optical connectivity solutions – Corning (Optical Communications)
- Denise Johnson, group president, resource industries – Caterpillar Inc.
- Dr. Ann Kelleher, executive vice president and general manager of technology development – Intel Corporation
- Luann Rickert, vice president, internal audit – John Deere
- Michelle Taylor, director, advanced quality planning CHVAC – Trane Technologies
- Pei Wang, vice president and general manager, Asia – BorgWarner
Inductees were nominated by their colleagues and industry peers and selected by a judging panel of WiMEF board members and staff. The inductees were chosen based on their lifetime contributions to the advancement of women in manufacturing.