Karen McWhirt Receives 2019 Woman of Excellence in Manufacturing Award
December 11, 2019
(Prospect, CT, Dec. 11, 2019) – Karen McWhirt, President of Prospect Machine Products, Inc., has received the 2019 Women of Excellence in Manufacturing Award by the Precision Metal Association (PMA). This annual award is conducted by the PMA and is published in the organization’s magazine, Metal Forming. Manufacturing companies submit nominations from which the PMA selects women who represent outstanding accomplishments in manufacturing.
Ms. McWhirt joined Prospect Machine Products in 2012 and has directed the company’s administrative, human relations, finance, purchasing, scheduling, and inventory control functions. On December 1st, she was appointed President of the company, succeeding Richard Laurenzi, now Chairman. “I am proud and pleased that Karen has received this well-deserved recognition. Her intelligence, dedication, and talent assure the continued success of Prospect Machine Products”, said Mr. Laurenzi.
For more information, contact Karen McWhirt at email@example.com or 203-758-4448, ext 31.
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