Claremore young professionals recognized as emerging manufacturing leaders in Oklahoma

Local professionals were honored as Oklahoma’s emerging manufacturing leaders at the 2018 Makers, Builders and Dreamers breakfast in Tulsa last week.

Manufacturers, educators, workforce partners and students gathered Thursday morning to honor Oklahoma’s emerging manufacturing leaders at the 2018 Makers, Builders and Dreamers breakfast. The event, hosted by Dream It Do It Oklahoma, recognized 37 honorees from across the Tulsa region.

The honorees included:

Andy and Sarah Fiegener, Owners of Rye Design

Emily Glavan, Manufacturing Engineer at Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Brandon Jones, Assistant Supervisor at Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Jay Katon, Manufacturing Manager at AXH Air-Coolers, LLC

Katie Morris, Production Control Planner at Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Brian O’Dell, Vice President of Blue Arc Metal Specialties, Inc.

 “Oklahoma is witnessing a new generation of young professionals investing in advance manufacturing environments,” said John Feary, executive director of the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority. “Their success validates that manufacturing careers are relevant, obtainable, & desirable for millennials in Oklahoma.”

Award recipients were nominated by area manufacturing employers for displaying great potential in their career. Dream It Do It Oklahoma, an initiative of OK2Grow, works to develop the workforce pipeline by raising awareness of manufacturing careers, and their importance to the economic wealth of Oklahoma. Additionally, Dream It Do It Oklahoma facilitates classroom visits, industry tours, internship opportunities, and other activities for area students.

For more information about manufacturing careers in Claremore visit www.growclaremore.com/claremores-hiring or contact Talent Development Manager, Meggie Froman-Knight at 918-283-8240.

The Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) is a public trust organization formed in 1948 to stimulate economic growth and development for the city of Claremore. CIEDA oversees the Claremore Industrial Park and the Claremore Regional Airport, as well as facilitates the recruitment, retention, and expansion of primary industry jobs, and expansion of the sales tax base through the recruitment of new destination retail businesses. CIEDA additionally works to ensure a regional workforce pipeline through initiatives such as Partners in Education and Claremore Collective.