Covestro Women honoured
recognition of their leadership and contributions to the manufacturing industry, Covestro LLC employees Julia Rubino, Myriam Gateault and Patti Opacic are selected as recipients of the “Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Awards,” presented by The Manufacturing Institute.
The Covestro honorees were among 130 women nationally to receive the honour, which is part of the larger STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead initiative. Launched in 2012, the initiative examines and promotes the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research and leadership for attracting, advancing and retaining strong female talent.
Rubino is Vice President of rigid raw material sales for the company’s North American polyurethanes business.
Gateault, cited as an Emerging Leader, is a process control technology (PCT) engineer at the Covestro Baytown Industral Park and a core member of the Project Management PCT team. While still early in her career, Gateault has already led and contributed to a number of key projects, driving critical process improvements and major cost savings, according to the company.
Opacic is the global head of project portfolio management and innovation excellence for the coatings, adhesives & specialties business at Covestro LLC. She played a lead role in the design and development of the company’s innovation process, transforming it from a regional concept applied in a single business unit to one that is used across all three business units in every corner of the Covestro world.
( L to R): Jerry MacCleary, CEO of Covestro LLC; Christine Bryant, head of Covestro’s North American Polyurethanes business; Julia Rubino; Myriam Gateault; Patti Opacic; and Rod Herrick, site manager at the Covestro Industrial Park Baytown