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Joan Schatz, Co-President of Park Industries, honored by The Manufacturing Institute

Park Industries® Co-President Honored

Mar 6, 2018



The Manufacturing Institute Will Honor Joan Schatz, Co-President of Park Industries®


Joan Schatz was 1 of 130 honorees selected across America to receive the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Award honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers, and are making a difference in the industry. Since its inception, STEP Ahead Award winners have impacted more than  300,000 individuals, from peers in the industry to school-age children.



“Companies across the U.S. agree there is a talent shortage in manufacturing. Through the STEP Ahead Awards, we hope to take another step towards closing this gap by highlighting the stories of successful women in manufacturing and giving them a platform to encourage other women to join the industry and be role models for the next generation,” said Carolyn Lee, executive director of The Manufacturing Institute. “The women being honored demonstrate what modern manufacturing careers are all about: making an impact in their communities with meaningful careers that offer significant opportunities for growth.”


On April 10, The Manufacturing Institute will recognize 130 recipients of the STEP Ahead Awards at a reception in Washington, D.C. Joan’s achievements will be recognized on a national stage with a formal gala to celebrate Joan and the other honorees’ accomplishments and further encourage women to mentor and support the next generation of female talent to pursue manufacturing careers. See Joan Schatz's honor featured in the Stone Update.




The Manufacturing Institute is an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation’s manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit