Western Region Roster/Bios


Beth Kitson

Regional Director

Gates Corporation
1144 15th St#1400
Denver, CO 80202

Beth Kitson is the Western Region Director for AWMI.  Prior to this position she has served on the Seattle Chapter as Marketing Chair, VP, and President. Beth is excited to start an outside sales position for Gates Corporation, a company that both supports the steel industry as well as consumes steel for many of the products they produce.  Beth earned her Bachelor's of Business Administration (Marketing) degree from Grand Valley State University in 2005.


Shawna Livingston

Regional Vice Chair

Operations Manager
Washington Chain & Supply
2901 Utah Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98134

Shawna Livingston is excited to serve her first year as Western Region Vice Chair.  She is currently the Seattle Chapter President and a member of the International Mentoring Committee.  Shawna has worked in Commercial, Aerospace, and Marine manufacturing for 8 years.  She is the Operations Manager at Washington Chain & Supply (WSC).   WSC is the largest supplier of anchors, chains, shackles, mooring equipment, ropes, blocks, and slings in the country.


Cathy Hansen

Regional Secretary

Purchasing and Inventory Control
Hansen Steel Services
9703 Norwalk Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670

Cathy Hansen has served on the AWMI Western Regional board as Vice Chair, also the California Chapter President, Past President and Programs chair.  Cathy has also served on the Programs, Mentoring and Membership International committees.  She has been in the steel industry for 46 years and is co-owner of Hansen Steel Services and Pro-Coil Inc.

Kathy Kester

Regional Treasurer

Assistant General Manager
Kloeckner Metals
9747 S. Norwalk Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670

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