The Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) held its 2017-2018 elections. Two year term positions voted on include the president and vice president of the AWMI. Voting took place at the 2016 Annual Conference.
Carol Chizmar has been elected the president of AWMI. She has worked in the industry for 35 years in a variety of roles including sales management, supply chain and is currently working as new business coordinator-fabrication. Chizmar works for Sapa Extrusions North America which was previously Alcoa, Alumax and Cressona Aluminum Company, all through acquisitions.
Sonya Malvick has been elected the vice-president of AWMI. She has been in the steel industry for over 20 years holding a variety of sales and sales management roles with companies such as Russel Metals, J&F Steel, and Ratner Steel. Malvick currently works for Olympic Steel as a Wisconsin outside sales territory manager.
Mary Pollen will serve another two year term as the international marketing chair. She is currently general manager of sales at Michigan Seamless Tube & Pipe.
Victoria Zanutto-Kautz is again the international mentoring chair of AWMI. She is currently the administrative assistant to the general manager at Ryerson in Livermore, California.
Two regional directors were re-elected for a second term: Leah Mojeski as the Central Regional director for AWMI. Mojeski works for ArcelorMittal Dofasco in the national real estate department, representing the company’s Canadian holdings.
Liza Godsil is the western regional director for AWMI. Godsil is the outside sales manager for Bralco Metals in Seattle, Washington.
Becky Hites will serve her first term as the southern regional director. Hites is the president of Steel-Insights, LLC.
The AWMI is a volunteer run organization dedicated to the growth of women in the metals industries.
Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News