ArtiFlex Manufacturing is proud to announce that Lynnette Cowger is the recipient of the 2020 Woman of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating award. As you will read below, Lynnette is one of many invaluable women at our company and we are excited to highlight her for the hard work and dedication she brings to our organization everyday.
Letter of Award from Precision Metalforming Association:
As part of MetalForming magazine’s efforts to recognize individuals who make our industry progressive, dynamic and innovative, you’ve been recognized as a 2020 Woman of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating, following a nomination submitted by a nominator at your company who wishes to remain anonymous.
We received many nominations, so your achievement is truly special. Our award-selection staff enjoyed reading all of the glowing descriptions of dedicated, hard-working and inspiring women throughout the industry. MetalForming will recognize you and all of the other winners in its December 2020 issue, and online. In addition, in December you will receive a plaque from MetalForming in honor of your achievement.
The goal of this section is not only to recognize excellence in our industry, but also to help support those females that may be interested in a similar career. We hope that these awards help inspire those who follow.
ArtiFlex’s Letter of Nomination for Lynnette:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OR ACHIEVEMENTS:
Kettering University – Magna Cum Laude - BS Marketing
Albert Sobey Award Winner – Awarded on GPA and Community Involvement
2006 Nissan–Worthington Industries Joint Task-Force Team
Artiflex Manufacturing is nominating Lynnette Cowger for the Woman of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating 2020 Award. Lynnette is well suited for this award and has been an invaluable, yet unassuming leader in the industry for 20 years.
Lynnette has had a diverse Metalforming career in a unique automotive niche. Starting out as a Kettering University Intern at The Gerstenslager Company in Wooster, OH she gained valuable experience and insight into Class ‘A’ sheet metal stamping and assembly. Her five-year internship allowed exposure to Operations, Sales, Maintenance, and Quality. Her capstone position as a student was as an important member of the launch team for a green-field plant expansion in Clyde, OH. Her involvement in ramp up of operational systems of the plant was pivotal to its success.
Upon graduation Lynnette was placed in the forefront of new business development. Working closely with major customers Nissan and General Motors she addressed challenging projects and stamping problem solving for niche, low volume, Past-Model service programs. She also led the sales and estimating team on non-automotive opportunities in Solar, Agriculture and construction industries.
Currently Lynnette is Manager of Marketing and Estimating for ArtiFlex Manufacturing. ArtiFlex is a supplier of niche automotive stampings, assemblies, die tooling and automation. Her background, experience and strategic vision are crucial to leading creative solutions in a changing automotive landscape. Most recently, Lynnette drove the implementation and development team for the company-wide roll out of the Salesforce CRM system. Lynnette participates in the ArtiFlex Employee Engagement Team driving employee recognition events and community events like the ArtiFlex Car show which raised $4,000 for our local Habitat for Humanity. (https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20190829/for-car-lover--artiflex-event-also-for-employees-and-for-habitat)
Lynnette is an unassuming and disciplined leader and mentor. She leads by example and is generous in her sharing of knowledge and best practices. In her personal life, Lynnette is a proud mother of three girls to whom she serves as an exemplary role model. She projects a warm and kind attitude towards our customers and employees and goes out of her way to donate her time to those in need by coaching the Field of Dreams softball team in coordination with the Special Olympics, among other things. (https://www.woosterchamber.com/field-of-dreams)
We believe Lynnette’s character and work ethic embody the core values of Artiflex Manufacturing and we are pleased to nominate her for the Woman of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating Award.