The Manufacturing Institute Awards the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

The Manufacturing Institute will award Aneesa Muthana, president and owner of Pioneer Service Inc., with the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award.

The Manufacturing Institute will award Aneesa Muthana, president and owner of Pioneer Service Inc., with the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C-suite.

"I am honored to receive this award." Ms. Muthana says. "Manufacturers are makers, and women have been underrepresented in this industry for too long. The process of bringing people together to make something that will go on to serve a bigger purpose is where my passion lies. Knowing that the parts that leave my shop are contributing to the world at large, touching lives and benefiting people fuels my passion."

“These women exemplify the path an exciting career in manufacturing can take,” says Heidi Alderman, 2017 chair of STEP Ahead and senior V.P. of Intermediates North America, BASF Corp. "STEP Ahead recognizes women nationwide for their significant achievements to the field of manufacturing, and the positive impact on their companies and the industry as a whole."

The STEP Ahead Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative, launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent.

On April 20, The Manufacturing Institute will recognize 130 recipients of the STEP Ahead Awards at a reception in Washington, D.C.