2018 Outstanding Women in manufacturing

For the 2018 Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Award, SVAM asked manufacturers from across the region to nominate one woman within their company they felt rose about the rest. This is the fifth year that SVAM has given this award.


The purpose of the award is to show the significant role that women play in manufacturing. This award highlights women, at all levels, who have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing. It encourages women who work in the manufacturing environment to continue to strive for excellence and also helps to showcase a different side of manufacturing, which can often be seen as a male-dominated field. Nominations were scored based on company impact, personal drive, adapting to change, teamwork, and leadership.


The Winner of the 2018 Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Award is Melissa Harrison, Chief Estimator at Strongwell.


West River Conveyors & Machinery Co.
Universal Fibers®
Tempur Production, USA
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Somic America
Core Health and Fitness