Becker Receives Women in Manufacturing Award

March 1, 2016
The Manufacturing Institute will present Chelsea Becker from Baldor Electric with the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award.

Chelsea Becker

The Manufacturing Institute will present Chelsea Becker, strategic project manager for Baldor Electric Company, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (science, technology, engineering and production) Ahead Award at an April 21 reception in Washington, D.C. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Institute is recognizing Becker as an emerging leader, a woman under the age of 30 who is currently employed in the manufacturing industry and has already made significant contributions early in her career.

Jennifer McNelly, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute, says, “These women are the faces of exciting careers in manufacturing. We chose to honor these women because they each made significant achievements in manufacturing through positive impact on their company and the industry as a whole.”

Becker joined Baldor in 2007 as a mechanical engineering intern while attending the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (UAFS). During her career with Baldor, she has held positions including designer/drafter, packaging engineer and product engineering cost reduction project manager. Becker holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UAFS and a master’s degree from Webster University.

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