“I feel greatly honored and blessed to receive the Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Award. I believe manufacturing has always been and will continue to be the backbone of America. I thank God for my job and the many blessings my work in manufacturing has provided” – Barbara Farmer
Barbara Farmer is said to have a relentless pursuit of doing what’s right, not being afraid to speak up when things need to be addressed. She leads by setting the example, always on time or early, communicates effectively, and is always there for her team members. During her thirteen year tenure at Somic America, Barbara has helped to advance not just her own team, but the entire production floor.
Her nominator, Jeff Dunnack, said, “Barbara has worked in manufacturing for over 30 years. During this time she has faced every challenge placed in front of her with the attitude of I’m going to accomplish this not in spite of being a woman, but because I am the woman that I am! Because of this along with being the great person that she is (Mom, Daughter, Grandmother, etc), she is well respected among her team, her peers, maintenance, supply chain, engineering and management.”