A Role Model for Women (and men) in Manufacturing

Karen Norheim is a terrific role model to other women (and men) in manufacturing. As Executive Vice President of American Crane and Equipment Corporation, Karen oversees the successful day-to-day operations of a 180-person manufacturing facility headquartered in Douglassville, Pennsylvania.

Hear Karen talk to M.L. Peck and Linda Rigano about how she started in the family-owned business and her hope for the next generation of men and women coming into the industry. Karen addresses the poor reputation manufacturing has had and how we can come together to change that by becoming better storytellers – sharing all the great things we can make –and the amazing career benefits. Karen is a big believer in paying it forward and she is a great example of how this works!

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Today's Guest Karen Norheim

Karen Norheim

American Crane is recognized as a leader in the design and manufacture of cranes, hoists and other material handling equipment, as well as components and parts for standard, custom and nuclear applications. Karen manages all company operations with an emphasis on continued expansion, growth and long-term strategy. This includes all marketing and information technology utilizing established network and computer systems.

Ms. Norheim manages all company operations with an emphasis on continued expansion, growth and long-term strategy. This includes all marketing and information technology utilizing established network and computer systems.

Ms. Norheim is an advocate for encouraging young people to consider a career in manufacturing – particularly women. She is a frequent speaker at local schools and professional organizations. She is also on the Board for Women in Manufacturing, an international organization that supports the continued advancement of women in the industry.

She received a dual Bachelor of Science degree in both Marketing & International Business and International Studies from Pennsylvania State University. She also has a Master’s degree in Information Science and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University Great Valley.

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