Jana Kayano

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

“It was a great pleasure to be recognized as an honoree of SVAM Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing. First, I would like to thank all of my mentors who through the years have helped and guided me to this day. A special thank you to Utility Trailer of Glade Spring. They have opened many doors for opportunities that have led me and other woman to a successful career in manufacturing.” – Jana Kayano

Jana Kayano has made impacts at all levels of her company. She is said to be a role model for her fellow employees, not afraid to take on challenges or make changes and inspiring others to do so as well. Her drive and determination have allowed her to gain knowledge in different positions not only at the corporate level, but also at the manufacturing level. This knowledge has made her a well-rounded employee that any company would aspire to have as a model employee. Her nominator, Sam Cassell, said, “Jana is truly an Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing in all aspects. We can be assured that any task given to her will be completed with no problems. She has worked at many different levels of manufacturing giving her a well-rounded view of how manufacturing works on each of these levels. Her skills, knowledge, drive and determination are the things we see in our outstanding employees at Utility Trailer Glade Spring. Jana seems to be able to do it all plus more. Utility Trailer Glade Spring has a lot of outstanding employees, but few can compare to our nominee, Jana, for being an Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing!”