The Women in Concrete Alliance (WICA) — a networking organization for women in the concrete industry – has announced the winner of their third Woman of Distinction award.
Sheryl Meyers, operations manager with KutRite, has been awarded the prestigious Women of Distinction award for her “can-do” spirit and never-ending desire to please the customer.
“Since beginning her career with KutRite in the summer of 2004, two words have summarized everything about Sheryl and those two words are world class,” said Rick Sollars, a partner in KRMC LLC, the owners and operators of KutRite. “Sheryl has been challenged with new product launches, product branding, and complete customer satisfaction. She has always exceeded what was expected of her.”
“I have had the privilege to work with Sheryl for several years now and one of the more impressive skills she has is the way she can communicate with the predominantly male industry,” said Bryon Bruington, Technical Sales Director for KutRite. “Sometimes dealing with the customer in this industry can be tough, especially with the rapid schedules that have been placed on the contractors. Sheryl has the calming ability to talk the customer through the situation and yet have the fierce passion to protect herself and KutRite at any given time. I am really glad Sheryl is on my team.”
In her nine years with the KutRite, Meyers has held various potions and was elevated to operations manager in 2011. She is a key member of a team that transformed the company into a major player in the concrete polishing and scarifying market. To this day, Meyers remains the voice of KutRite when it comes to the scarifying line of equipment.
The Women of Distinction award nominees were submitted to the organization during the fall. The winner was chosen by members of the Women in Concrete Alliance Board of Directors.
Last year’s winner was Rosa Olivia Becerra, owner/president of Cortamex, a diamond blade supplier in Tijuana, Mexico.
According to Kari Moosmann, co-founder of WICA, the Award was created to celebrate women in the industry.
“It was so encouraging to see how both men and women were sending in nominations for the award,” said Moosmann. “I believe this award will help reinforce that women are a valued resource in the concrete construction industry.”
WICA co-founder Kimberly Kayler noted that Meyer’s “can-do” spirit truly signifies the soul of the Women in Concrete Alliance.
“Sheryl Meyers embodies the true meaning of this award and WICA – working hard for the sake of the customer, while forging the way so other women can follow in her example,” said Kayler. The Woman of Distinction award gives us a chance to celebrate heroes such as Meyers.”
The WICA was started by co-founders Moosmann, AEC Editorial Manager of Constructive Communication, Inc., and Kayler, president of Constructive Communication, Inc. The idea for an ongoing network began with Hanley Wood’s Women in Concrete (WIC) event at World of Concrete. The spirit of Women in Concrete was kept alive through the year by profiles of readers that appeared in a regular column in The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction magazines. Requests for a more continuous connection sparked the idea for the Alliance. WICA strives to go beyond these initial efforts and reach women on a continuous basis to create an industry alliance that serves the needs of all women in concrete.
For more information on the Women in Concrete Alliance, e-mail [email protected], or go to www.womeninconcrete.org, Women in Concrete facebook fan page, Women in Concrete group on LinkedIn, or follow Women in Concrete on twitter.
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