The Edmond Sun

January 21, 2013

Acord recognized with Women in Manufacturing STEP Award


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Lorrie Acord, technical services manager, of Pelco Products Inc., recently was recognized by The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, University of Phoenix, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award for her excellence and leadership in manufacturing. Acord joins 121 other woman honorees, representing all levels of manufacturing from the factory floor to the C Suite.

“We are thrilled that Lorrie Acord’s contributions to Pelco Products were recognized by this important new initiative,” said Steve Parduhn, vice president of Pelco Products Inc. “Lorrie’s initiative and can-do attitude have made her a valuable asset to the company as well as a great team member for over 20 years.”

The STEP Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative launched by The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, University of Phoenix, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research and best practices for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent.

On Feb. 5, the Manufacturing Institute and its STEP Ahead initiative partners will recognize the 122 recipients of the STEP Awards at a reception in Washington, D.C.