Baldor executive to receive prestigious STEP Ahead Award for excellence in manufacturing
The Manufacturing Institute has announced that it will award its Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award to Amy Lakin, executive vice president of Supply Chain for Baldor Electric Company.
FORT SMITH, AR, March 20, 2015 -- The Manufacturing Institute, the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent, has announced that it will award its Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award to Amy Lakin, executive vice president of Supply Chain for Baldor Electric Company, a manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and mechanical power transmission products.
The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead Award 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.
During Lakin's career, she has worked for companies such as Rockwell Automation, Ingersoll Rand and Xerox. She has held a number of positions with growing responsibility, including industrial engineering manager, operations general manager and supply chain manager. Lakin has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in information systems.
"I am honored to be included in such an elite group of business leaders. I am also fortunate to have had many role models in my life, which I believe brought me to this point," said Lakin. "My first role model was my grandmother. She raised five children during the great depression, worked hard, loved unconditionally, and always continued forward in times of adversity. I hope through my actions, I can set that same example for my daughters and the women I work with on a daily basis."
About Baldor Electric Company
Baldor Electric Company is a marketer, designer and manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and mechanical power transmission products. A member of the ABB group, the company is headquartered in Fort Smith, Ark. For more information, visit www.baldor.com.