Former AWMI Detroit Chapter Presidents Win Metal Awards

Association of Women in the Metal Industries

Grace Asenov, Press Chair

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Former AWMI Detroit Chapter Presidents Win Metal Awards



[NEW YORK, December 11, 2020] The Association of Women in the Metal Industries is proud to announce that two of its past Detroit Chapter presidents, Paloma Montero and Jackie Stachowski, have been recognized as recipients of the Fifth Annual Women of Excellence Awards by MetalForming magazine.


The awards – presented in conjunction with MetalForming magazine’s parent Precision Metalforming Association and with support from the Women in Manufacturing Association – honor the accomplishments of women in metal forming and fabricating. This year, MetalForming magazine recognized 38 winners and 30 honorable-mention recipients, including women in leadership positions or on the shop floor, those who represent dedication to their company and the industry, and those who demonstrate excellence in meeting their workplace responsibilities.


Paloma Montero is director of enterprise development at Worthington Armstrong Venture, based in Malvern, Pa. She is dedicated to her work in the metal-forming, tailor-welded-blanks industry, according to her nominator.


“Paloma is the definition of a leader, working full time while maintaining and supporting her family at home,” her nominator said. “She uses her knowledge and skills in business development and innovation to drive profitability and sustainability in the workplace. Paloma is a major asset to the company.”


Jackie Stachowski is product and market manager for Nucor in Decatur, Ala., where she has been involved in growing the company’s automotive business. She previously worked as a district sales manager and in applications engineering at Nucor, and took an active role for the company with the Steel Market Development Institute.


“Jackie has developed close relationships in the steel and automotive industries that have given her opportunities to help others succeed,” her nominator said. “She is well liked by her peers and colleagues, and has worked hard to help others, including her customers. Jackie did all of this while raising a family and balancing a demanding career.”

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