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Casse Rose Selected to Receive National Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

Perrysburg, Ohio (March 1, 2019) The Manufacturing Institute today released the names of recipients for its annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead Awards. Casse Rose, Director of Quality for O-I’s Americas North operations, was selected for demonstrating excellence and leadership.

“Being part of O-I has given me tremendous opportunities professionally and personally,” said Rose who has been with O-I for 21 years. “I have worked at five different US plants, and held various plant positions including Shift Supervisor, Line Leader,Quality Manager and Plant Manager. It’s a challenging and rewarding industry, and I am honored to receive this recognition.”

The STEP Ahead Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative,launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry. The overall program includes recognition, research, and leadership for attracting,advancing, and retaining strong female talent.  

“Casse is well deserving of this recognition. She leads by example and supports others in their growth and development,” said Kate Murawa, Director of O-I’s Global Talent Management. “Despite an industry-wide gap in the number of women in manufacturing; O-I has seen an uptick of extremely talented women joining our team.”

Rose, who lives in Ottawa Hills with her three children, will receive her award at the STEP Ahead dinner gala April 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. While there, she will also participate in a two-day professional development program that focuses on supporting and mentoring the next generation of female talent to pursue manufacturing careers.

“This national award provides today’s female leaders in manufacturing the recognition they deserve while simultaneously elevating role models that can inspire future generations to join them,” said Carolyn Lee, executive director of The Manufacturing Institute.


About O-I  
At Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI), we love glass and we’reproud to make more of it than any other glass bottle or jarproducer in the world. We love that it’s beautiful, pure andcompletely recyclable. With global headquarters in Perrysburg,Ohio, we are the preferred partner for many of theworld’s leading food and beverage brands. Working hand andhand with our customers, we give our passion and expertise to maketheir bottles iconic and help build their brands around theworld. With more than 26,500 peopleat 77 plants in 23 countries, O-I has a globalimpact, achieving revenues of $6.9 billion in2018. For more information, visit o-i.com. 

Katie Johnson
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