Two Goodyear Associates win STEP Ahead award
Two Goodyear Associates Lori Miller and Jennie Tinney will be recognised as Leaders in Manufacturing by the Manufacturing Institute (MI) at the sixth annual Women in Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead Awards ceremony in Washington, on April 10, 2018. The Manufacturing Institute launched the STEP Ahead initiative in 2012 to showcase the impact of women in manufacturing to help attract and retain the talent the industry needs to succeed.
Miller, a 20-year Goodyear associate, has been the materials manager for Goodyear’s Topeka, Kansas plant since 2015. Her leadership has led to numerous process improvements throughout the plant, including an inventory scanning system she implemented that drastically reduced product delays due to improved material flow. Miller has also improved the
communication and relationships between the Topeka associates and its peer plants.
Tinney served as the materials manager at Goodyear’s race tyre manufacturing plant in Akron, Ohio for more than four years. Since joining Goodyear in 2009, Tinney has demonstrated the ability to drive system and process improvements. In 2017, Tinney was responsible for a significant improvement in inventory accuracy, resulting in cost savings.
“The STEP Ahead Awards give us an opportunity to formally recognize the achievements of outstanding women in our manufacturing business. We are very proud of Lori and Jennie for being honoured by the Manufacturing Institute. Since joining Goodyear, both of these associates have demonstrated the ability to lead teams, manage projects, mentor their peers and make a positive impact in the community,” said Steve McClellan, president of Goodyear’s Americas region.