BASF Manufacturing Leader Regina Molisee Honored with National Award

Photo by David Bohrer / NAM NAMI - 2017 STEP Awards AGENDA APRIL 19, 2017 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception (Honorees and Emerging Leaders Only) Penn Avenue Terrace 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Moonlight Bus Tour (optional) Meet in Hotel Lobby Boarding begins at 7:30 p.m. APRIL 20, 2017 JW Marriott Washington, DC, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast Capitol Ballroom DE 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Setting the Stage - Welcome Past and Present Honorees Capitol Ballroom DE 8:15 – 10:15 a.m. Building your Networks – Reciprocity Ring Capitol Ballroom DE Nancy Riegle, Vice President of Human Resources, National Association of Manufacturers The Reciprocity Ring is an exercise that enables the principle of pay it forward. The reason? People who use the Ring meet their actual needs, both personal and professional. During your Reciprocity Ring experience, Honorees and Emerging Leaders will: learn the power and practice of reciprocity; find solutions to your issues while focusing on contributing to others; and build trust as you learn about and help one another. BREAKOUT (EMERGING LEADERS) 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Leading from Strengths: StrengthsFinder 2.0 Russel Room Jennifer McNelly, President, 180Skills All people have a unique combination of talents, knowledge, and skills their strengths - which they use in their daily lives to do their work, achieve their goals, and interact with others. Gallup has found that when people understand and apply their strengths, the effect on their lives and work is transformational. BREAKOUT (CHOOSE 1) 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Breakout Round 1 1. The Suite Spot: Getting to the C-Suite and on Boards Hart Room Cheryl D’Cruz Young, Managing Director, Co-Practice Leader, Industrial and Supply Chain, Diversified Search Lauren Smith, Managing Director, Diversified Search Led by Diversified Search, this session will train women who aspire to be CEO, President, or GM of manufacturing companies gain access to tho

BASF manufacturing leader Regina Molisee honored with national award

STEP Ahead Award recognizes exceptional female leaders in manufacturing

Attapulgus, GA, APRIL 24, 2017 – Regina Molisee, Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager at BASF in Attapulgus, Georgia, was recognized  for her extraordinary

BASF’s Regina Molisee is honored for her extraordinary industry achievements through The Manufacturing Institute’s 2017 STEP Ahead Awards.

industry achievements through The   Manufacturing Institute’s 2017 STEP Ahead Awards. Focusing on science, technology, engineering and production (STEP), the program honored 130 women nationally for their advocacy, mentorship, engagement and leadership in the industry.

As the national sponsor of the STEP Ahead initiative, BASF collaborates with The Manufacturing Institute on the grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the shared challenges facing young women in manufacturing today. This initiative promotes the role of women in the industry, provides mentoring, and leads research on the topic.

“Women bring a great deal of value to the industry – they are natural leaders in ways that build purpose, inclusion, and confidence,” said Heidi Alderman, STEP Ahead Chair and Senior Vice President Intermediates North America, BASF. “The future of the industry relies on the deliberate and intentional increase of female leaders, and BASF is a strong advocate for advancing women in the realm of manufacturing.”

Three additional BASF employees, Debbie Dalley, Site Director in Beaumont, Texas, Laura Fisher, Reliability Engineer in Freeport, Texas, and Ashley Thompson, Process Engineer II in Chattanooga, Tennessee, were recognized during the ceremony.

STEP Ahead honorees across the U.S. have pledged to promote the importance of women in manufacturing. The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, and APICS conducted a survey that found that the award honorees impacted more than 300,000 individuals – from peers in the industry to school age children – over the last five years.

The study also found that, compared to others, STEP Ahead honorees and Emerging Leaders are promoted more often, have a clearer vision of their career path and aspirations, and are committed to encouraging future generations of women to pursue manufacturing careers.

“Through STEP Ahead, hundreds of women from all levels of manufacturing have been recognized for excellence and leadership in their careers. By telling the real stories of these women, girls will be inspired to familiarize themselves with the industry through our mentorship program and eventually become the next manufacturing leaders,” said, AJ Jorgenson, Assistant Vice President at The Manufacutiring Institute. “We are extremely thankful for the support and sponsorship from BASF, and for their tremendous leadership and foresight in the design and execution of STEP Ahead.”

This year, BASF’s Heidi Alderman served as the 2017 STEP Ahead Chairwoman. The company also sponsored the fifth-annual award ceremony, which was held April 20 in Washington, D.C.

For more information about BASF careers and efforts that promote women in manufacturing, visit

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in   2016. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the    success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at

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