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Heather Hollis of Cornerstone Building Brands Receives Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

Heather Hollis Cornerstone Building BrandsCornerstone Building Brands Inc. announces Heather Hollis, director of marketing, commercial business unit, will receive the Women in Manufacturing 2021 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award from The Manufacturing Institute.
According to a news release, the annual STEP Ahead Awards program recognizes exceptional women in manufacturing who demonstrate leadership at all levels of their companies – from the factory floor to the C-Suite. 
Hollis leads market research, customer segmentation, value proposition, brand development and lead generation for the commercial buildings and components businesses of Cornerstone Building Brands. She is known as a talent developer and has a created a legacy of advancing team members to new levels and roles, says the company. In addition to her work for the company, Hollis is a wife, a mother of two and works with local students through the Kiwanis International Foundation. 
“It’s an honor to represent not only Cornerstone Building Brands, but all the women in the manufacturing industry,” says Hollis. “Supporting and developing the many incredible women and men on my team and in the business and seeing them flourish is one of the most fulfilling parts of my job every day.” 
“Heather lives our core values of safety, innovation, integrity and teamwork every day and has demonstrated tremendous leadership,” says James S. Metcalf, chairman and CEO. “Heather has greatly benefited not only our company, but the industry as a whole as we work to increase and elevate women in manufacturing. Her commitment to others is inspiring and exemplifies our company’s purpose of contributing positively to the communities where we live, work and play.” 
Hollis will be recognized at the annual Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Awards Gala, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 4, 2021 and honor 130 women who represent the past, present and future of women manufacturers.
“Women in manufacturing proved themselves time and time again after the pandemic began, leading our industry in innovation and progress,” says Carolyn Lee, Manufacturing Institute executive director. “The skills gap persisted throughout the pandemic, but STEP Ahead honorees like Heather are helping us close that gap—they’ll play a crucial role in bringing more talented, motivated women into manufacturing.”