Erin Chludzinski | 2019 STEP Ahead Women in Manufacturing Award Recipient
A Sr. Quality Engineer based in Erie, Pa., Erin has been honored as a 2019 STEP Ahead Emerging Leader. “Two of my great grandmothers worked in manufacturing at LORD back in the 1940s,” shared Erin. “Sometimes I think about what challenges they may have faced. They give me the confidence that I can succeed also and do my job as they did theirs.”
The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards recognize women in manufacturing who exemplify leadership within their companies. In addition to honoring the leaders of today, honorees are tasked with paying it forward and encouraged to mentor and support the next generation of female talent to pursue manufacturing careers. The STEP Ahead initiative was launched in 2012 by The Manufacturing Institute to combat the gender gap in manufacturing while showcasing the impact of women in STEP careers.