With 38 years in the industry, including 35 at Acme Wire Products, Mary has managed to balance a full-time career while raising four children. In her professional life, she is active in Women in Manufacturing (WiM), serving as secretary of the WiM Connecticut Chapter since its inception in 2016 and focusing on new-member outreach and event development. And, Mary, as the first female member representing wire forming, participates in the Precision Metalforming Association’s Press Club, an executive networking group. Past and present memberships include the board of directors of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, advisory board of Phoenix Specialty Mfg., and secretary of Noank Community Support Services. 

Mary also contributes to the local community through volunteer participation with the Girl Scouts and her church and works with local groups to support manufacturing-career awareness. For example, Mary developed and ran a video challenge event pairing teams of high school students with local manufacturers to expand industry/school partnerships, which led to an increased awareness of the importance of manufacturing to the local economy and the wide variety of manufacturing careers. 

Mary Fitzgerald, President, Acme Wire Products Co. Inc

Also, she participates in Techapalooza, an Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance event at Thames River Community College in Norwich, CT, which provides hands-on metal forming activities with middle school, high school and community college students to expand their knowledge of simple metal forming and assembly concepts.

“Manufacturing is an industry that includes many career opportunities using skills that are technical, creative, analytical and managerial. Whether they use their talents in production, engineering, finance, quality, human resources, marketing, management, sales or supervision, women can have a seat at every level in a manufacturing company.” Read More of the article by clicking here

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