Denise Carlile, Treasurer/Newsletter Chair
AWMI Cleveland Chapter
Member of the Year & Company of the Year
at the June 2015 Annual Industry Dinner
Congratulations 2014 Member of the Year, Dave Woolard of ArcelorMittal!
Every year the AWMI Chapter Board has to make a difficult decision when awarding
the honor of Company of the Year. There are so many of our member companies
that stand out when focusing on those who participate in the growth & professional-
ism of the women in our industry. Looking back into 2014, this time was no exception.
Accepting the award on behalf of TimkenSteel, their employees & guests was the
vice president of communications and community relations for TimkenSteel, Elaine
M. Russell Reolfi. Thank you Elaine for joining us & participating in our special event!
People Drive Progress…
Our keynote speaker for our Annual Industry Dinner was CEO,
chairman, & president Mr. Ward “Tim” Timken of Timken Steel.
We are appreciative of Tim’s time & insight into what it takes to
challenge & inspire growth for a company’s successful future.
TimkenSteel believes that diversity & forward thinking are the keys
to success in our industry; that through Innovation we drive com-
petitiveness. Although easier said than done, TimkenSteel be-
lieves in continuous improvement, making financial investments
in equipment as well as attracting then retaining talented em-
ployees. Of course, there have been changes at TimkenSteel
during the past 2-years, but it is through these challenges that
the TimkenSteel team has proved to be the strongest. Mr. Timken
took the time to recognize individually his team members who
were in attendance that evening; the AWMI appreciates all of
your support!! Thank you!
Congratulations 2014 Company of the Year, TimkenSteel!
Mr. Dave Woolard was named Member of the Year for 2014. Dave
has undoubtedly emerged as one of our chapter’s most loyal mem-
bers. He has shown his support for our chapter for several years by
not only attending our events; but by continuing to bring new guests,
and encouraging their future attendance & membership as well. The
AWMI Cleveland Chapter is blessed to have such a generous & kind
supporter in our corner!
Thank you Mr. Woolard!
New Member Spotlight...welcome!
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Melissa Takas, Vallourec Star LP Youngstown, Ohio
Christine Kish, Carbon Plate Steel Products, LLC Cleveland, Ohio
Michelle Winner, ArcelorMittal Cleveland, Ohio
Angie Gilkerson, Samuel Steel Pickling Twinsburg, Ohio
Donna Vareha-Walsh, Doncasters Jefferson Hills, PA
Katie Churchin, General Metal Heat Treating Cleveland, Ohio
Michelle Cloonan, IMC Marks Medina, Ohio
Please take the opportunity to introduce yourself to another member at our next event!!
...If you missed the AWMI MEMBER SPOTLIGHT EVENT
that was held June 16th at the Canton Pro Football Hall of Fame...
You missed an opportunity to meet many
of the talented & successful women
of the AWMI CLEVELAND CHAPTER!
One of the AWMI’s four cornerstones is mentoring. Last month we held our first ever professional round
table in order to further develop our mentoring capabilities by utilizing our own internal network. We are
very excited to be a part of the FASTEST growing chapter in the country; with the largest membership
second only to the Chicago chapter! But with growth comes a new challenge...
How many times have you attended an event only to look across the room and realize
that the only other guests you recognize are your co-workers?!
We have watched our group almost double over the past year and we are all excited to get acquainted
with the “new faces” while getting to personally know some of our existing members. We want to thank
the ladies listed below, who participated on our panel. Public speaking isn’t always as easy as they made
it look! We appreciate your personal stories, your insight, your advice and your time spend sharing your
journey with us!
Alcoa Tiffany Dux, Chief Metallurgical Engineer
Carpenter Technologies Annette Marado, Director of Strategic Marketing
General Metal Heat Treating Katie Churchin, Finance Manager
ProTrade Steel Co. Kim Linderman, Human Resource Manager
TimkenSteel Heather Bourquin, Manager of Metallurgical Quality Assurance
Doncasters Donna Vareha-Walsh, Director of Purchasing
TimkenSteel Carolee Vanicek, Product Manager - Tubing
August 3rd Annual Golf Outing, Firestone Country Club Akron, Ohio
September 17th Joint AWMI/ASD meeting, at The Metropolitan at the 9!
October 2016 Membership Drive, date & location TBD
December 9th Holiday Party & Silent Auction Progressive Field Cleveland, OH
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Are you a chapter member interested in volunteering or a Board Position?
Please join us in learning, networking & planning events for our amazing members.
Who are our members? We represent many companies, large & small!
We are administrators, salespeople, buyers, engineers, manufacturers & much more!
Join us Monday August 3rd, 2015
Our annual outing is just a few weeks away! We expect another
successful North & West course SELL OUT, please register ASAP!
Please contact Melissa or Denise for registration forms, our info listed on the next page.
Special thanks to our early sponsors!
Educate Network Mentor Grow
Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) is a society of professionals, founded in California in
1981, to promote and develop the growth of women in the metal industries. AWMI believes that women in
similar industries can benefit themselves and their companies through relationships, education and shared
knowledge. The programs and activities of AWMI are structured to enhance members’ skills and experi-
ence, address challenges confronting the industry, increase numbers in metal and promote career growth to
the next level. Membership is open to both women and men who are seeking to develop all aspects of their
professional development and career advancement.
For membership information, contact Cleveland Chapter Membership Chair, Julie Farr
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AWMI Cleveland Chapter Board of Directors
Cleveland Chapter President
Janet Kuban, Quality Assurance Manager
Vice President & Membership Chair
Julie Farr, Account Manger TimkenSteel
Treasurer & Newsletter
Denise Carlile, Account Manager
Mallory Schaffert, CRM Analyst, TimkenSteel
Melissa Stephenson, Corp Credit Manager
Universal Steel/Columbia National Group
Amanda Visconti, Outside Sales, Camalloy
Amy Jo Dieffenbauch, Sales & Marketing Manager
Specialty Metals Processing
Charlene Cybator, Account Manager
ArcelorMittal Steel USA
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AWMI Cleveland Chapter
PO Box 36628
Canton, OH 44735