AGCO Corporation, Your Agriculture Company, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and precision ag tech, announced Women in Manufacturing, has named Maria Aleman, production supervisor at AGCO’s Hesston, Kansas facility, a recipient of the 2023 Women MAKE Award. This honor recognizes women leaders in the industry and encourages them to lift up the next generation of female talent to pursue manufacturing careers.
Why was Maria named winner of the award?
“Maria is an outstanding professional who works to make a positive difference for her co-workers and community,” said Tim Millwood, AGCO SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer.
“She is a terrific role model for women in manufacturing, exemplifying AGCO’s dedication to delivering high-quality products to our farmers and ensuring ongoing employee safety and development. We are very proud of her award-winning accomplishment,” Tim added.
Ms. Aleman started her AGCO career as a material handler on the production floor, then worked her way up to production supervisor. She is widely regarded as a collaborative leader and active safety champion. Women in Manufacturing, a division of the Manufacturing Institute, celebrates women in science, technology, engineering and production careers at all levels who have made outstanding achievements in their companies and communities.
What is the mission behind the Women MAKE Awards?
“There is no doubt that the 2023 Women MAKE Awards Honorees and Emerging Leaders are very talented and accomplished. They serve as excellent role models who are committed to inspiring and supporting women and girls of all ages. Their example is how we will create an industry that is as diverse as the communities we serve,” commented Cornerstone Building Brands President and Chief Executive Officer and Women MAKE Awards Chair Rose Lee.
The Women MAKE Awards, formerly called the STEP Ahead Awards, provides women with the tools and motivation to pay it forward and inspire the next generation. Since the awards program was launched in 2012, 17 AGCO women have been honored by the Manufacturing Institute for demonstrating excellence and leadership in the manufacturing industry.