The manufacturing industry continues to be among the most innovative, advanced, productive, and successful sectors of any across the world. But that doesn’t happen by accident — it’s the result of some incredibly talented and driven leaders who go above and beyond every day. At Thomas, we’re recognizing the achievements of these amazing manufacturing professionals.
In her years at American Crane, Karen has successfully been able to revitalize and modernize her company’s culture. She created the grit matters campaign, which provides employees with the ability to work through challenges together as well as share success stories. This initiative has enhanced collaboration across various departments, and as a
Penni Boxall started her career at Sure Flow Equipment 25 years ago working on invoicing and inventory. After shifting to be more heavily involved in the company's accounting, she later became IT manager in addition to overseeing accounting. Two years ago, Penni was named company president — the first female president in Sure Flow's history. With a focus on her employees, Penni hopes her work motivates others to achieve more, especially women. Learn more about Penni >
When Skerlos entered the world of machine cutting fluids, it was a dangerous space; known to pick up traces of harmful metals and bacteria known to put machinists at heightened risk for cancers and respiratory conditions, the fluids also presented a host of environmental hazards. With a Ph.D. in machining fluids and a drive to develop a better solution, Skerlos created a new type of supercritical carbon dioxide fluid that has revolutionized machine cutting. Learn more about Steven >