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NJ’s Neves Among ‘Women of Excellence’ Honored by ‘MetalForming’ Magazine

Seventh-annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in the metal forming and fabricating industries

MetalForming magazine, in conjunction with the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), has announced its 2022 Women of Excellence honorees, recognizing 35 outstanding women in the metal forming and fabricating industries.

Among those honored is Ana Neves, sales manager at Hillside-based Ramco Equipment Corp. According to MetalForming magazine, Neves “is well-recognized in the industrial-cleaning market as a knowledgeable professional who possesses a high level of expertise and experience. Her years of service to the industry and the customers who require technical support are exemplary. She has steadily developed from a technical sales position to become the sales manager in a complex and often-changing manufacturing world.”

Ana NevesNeves commented, “It’s fulfilling to demonstrate success to other women looking to follow a path in manufacturing. Working in a male-dominated industry brings different challenges for women, but those willing to view the challenges as opportunities can reap great rewards, personally and professionally. The career possibilities in this industry are endless.”

According to Brad Kuvin, MetalForming editorial director, “The 2022 Women of Excellence class provides excellent examples and inspiration for those who may follow in their footsteps.”

The Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating program exists to recognize the vital role women play in the industry, and to inspire the next generation to reap the rewards of a manufacturing career. MetalForming’s editorial staff, supported by PMA and WiM, recognized the 35 women for their longevity and accomplishments in the industry, as well as a commitment to others in their careers and in their communities.

Efforts to increase manufacturing opportunities for women while recognizing their skills is an important function of PMA, MetalForming’s parent organization, and WiM, an organization that grew out of PMA’s commitment to these efforts.

“We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s group of honorees, and we hope that their stories inspire future women to pursue careers in this industry and current women in industry to aspire to great things,” says Allison Grealis, WiM president and founder.

PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $137-billion metal forming industry of North America – the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its more than 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry.

MetalForming magazine is published monthly by PMA through PMA Services, Inc. It is distributed to 55,000 readers engaged in forming and fabricating sheet metal.

The Women in Manufacturing® Association is a more than 16,000-member-strong association dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in manufacturing.

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