McDonough Blog

Women in Forestry - by Monica McKendy

Our Director of Business Excellence, Monica McKendy (back row, fourth from right), is a Registered Professional Forester who is passionate about increasing participation of women in both the forest industry and manufacturing sectors. Last year she presented on the topic of innovation at the Girls STEM Up conference, a conference aimed at high school and university girls and women. She has recently been involved in the launch of the Women in Wood New Brunswick chapter, a peer group devoted to supporting other women who work “in, with and for the woods.” She wrote an article on WIW for the January issue of the Atlantic Forestry Review, and is going to attend the official launch in Fredericton, NB later this month.

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Steve Kriese - Business Excellence

We would like to welcome Business Excellence expert, Steve Kriese, to the team! Working out of our Eau Claire location, Steve brings a unique combination of CNC & CMM programming, Advanced GD&T and Machining, as well as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

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Sue Tietz UWEC BluGold Spirit Award

Sue Tietz returns to her UWEC roots as newest award recipient

Recently in Eau Claire, our President/CEO, Sue Tietz, returned to her university roots sitting on the back of a Mustang and wearing the familiar blue and yellow E sweater, which happened to be her husband Roger’s 1969 baseball letter sweater. While she has returned many times since her graduation in 1971 for events, honors and awards, this time she returned as the 2022 Blugold Spirit Award winner and Homecoming Parade Marshall. The Blugold Spirit Award recognizes an alumna or alumnus who has “demonstrated a true commitment to and abiding love for the campus”.

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