2017 STEP Ahead Nominees

Nine Jabil Joules were nominated for the fifth annual STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead award by the Manufacturing Institute. The STEP Ahead Award is a national recognition and distinction, celebrating Honorees and Emerging Leaders, building their leadership skills and strengthening their networks. This program identifies influential females, at all levels of the industry that have demonstrated excellence and leadership throughout their careers in manufacturing.

“While only two women from any one company can be honored per year, I am delighted that we had such a great response from our leadership team to nominate so many deserving female leaders at Jabil,” said Jabil CEO Mark Mondello. The honorees will be publicly announced on March 1st.

This is Jabil’s 3rd year participating in the STEP Ahead recognition program. Jabil’s nominees represent all levels of our manufacturing industry from the factory floor to senior management.

On April 20, the Institute will honor 100 women and 30 Emerging Leaders (women under the age of 30) at a Gala in Washington, DC. Jabil will recognize all its nominees for the impact they have had mentoring and supporting the next generation of female talent in manufacturing careers by hosting them at the event.

2017 Nominees:

Reka Aczel, Category Manager- Global Indirect Procurement, Corporate, Tiszaujvaros
Joined Jabil in 2010. Nominated by Beth Walters

Lisa Bahash, Senior Vice President, Automotive and Transportation, St. Petersburg, Corporate
Joined Jabil in August 2016. Nominated by Johnson Controls

Christa Kerlin, Quality Director, St. Petersburg, Corporate
Joined Jabil in October 2015. Nominated by Hugo Cervera & Clint Blinsky

Ruth Maciver, Director Regional Logistics, Livingston
Joined Jabil in 2004. Nominated by Fred Hartung

Aleksandra Obiedzinska, Senior Business Unit Manager, Kwidzyn
Joined Jabil in 2000. Nominated by Stuart Green & Roger Shahnazarian

Carmen Preciado Gonzales, Business Unit Manager, Guadalajara
Joined Jabil in 1999. Nominated by Jorge Manuel Gomez & Roger Shahnazarian

Shirley Tan, Human Resources Manager, Singapore
Joined Jabil in 2005. Nominated by Desiree Wong

Dr. Nitya Vittal, Regional Materials Director, Memphis/Americas Region
Joined Jabil in 2005. Nominated by Brad Ferkol & Roger Shahnazarian

2017 Emerging Leader Nominee:

Y Tran, HR Generalist, Ho Chi Minh City
Joined Jabil in 2005. Nominated by Desiree Wong

4 Comments on “2017 STEP Ahead Nominees

  1. This is Great exhibition of Jabil Culture ! Very inspirational !

  2. Congratulations to all of you! Specially Carmen Preciado that I have the pleasure to know and is a great human being!

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