Manufacturing Institute honors Johnson Controls employees

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MILWAUKEE – March 1, 2016 – The Manufacturing Institute announced it will award Zoe Jin and Elizabeth Rolinski with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C suite.

“I am excited and truly honored to be nominated and selected for this prestigious award. I always felt privileged to have very inspiring mentors in my career and I look forward to offering the same guidance to others,” said Zoe Jin, manager modeling, Johnson Controls.

“As the landscape of manufacturing evolves toward a higher level of technology and automation, so does my passion for motivating the next generation to embrace STEM careers. I strive to help other women to realize that these paths are not only critically important, but open to all,” added Elizabeth Rolinski, vice president manufacturing engineering, Johnson Controls.
“I always felt privileged to have very inspiring mentors in my career and I look forward to offering the same guidance to others,” said Zoe Jin, manager modeling, Johnson Controls.

“I strive to help other women to realize that these paths are not only critically important, but open to all,” added Elizabeth Rolinski, vice president manufacturing engineering, Johnson Controls.
On April 21, The Manufacturing Institute will recognize all 130 recipients of the STEP Ahead Awards, including Jin and Rolinski, at a reception in Washington, D.C.

“Throughout my 28-year career in the automotive industry, I’ve always strived to help close the gender gap by changing the perception that careers in engineering and manufacturing are careers for men – women make excellent engineers and scientists,” said MaryAnn Wright, group vice president engineering and product development, Johnson Controls. “I want to congratulate Zoe and Elizabeth on this prestigious recognition as they continue to champion Johnson Controls as a leader in promoting diversity and building top talent in global manufacturing and technical disciplines.”

The STEP Ahead Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative, launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent.
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Director Communications, Americas,
Johnson Controls, Inc.