Newsmaker: Anne Herman
Noteworthy: Received the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award in Washington. STEP stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Production. The award is a presentation of several groups, including the Manufacturing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Family: Husband, Rob, and sons, Rob and Ryan.
Occupation: Herman is director of global quality for the multinational firm MSA, in Cranberry.
Background: Herman began her career at MSA as an assistant chemist in 1984. She has been with the firm since, working her way into senior management positions. While at MSA, Herman completed the Women's Executive Leadership program at Duquesne University.
Education: Bachelor of Science, chemical engineering, Bucknell University; Master of Business Administration, Duquesne.
Quote: “Many people don't think of women in manufacturing leadership, but they're here. Sure, I could find myself in an office with six to eight men. But now we see more and more women coming out of college and into manufacturing.”
— Lou Kilzer