To kick off Women’s Record Month, NMMA congratulated Allison Lemasters of Malibu Boats, LLC, Nicole McDonald and Brenna Preisser of Brunswick Company, and Wendy Scholler of Mercury Marine on obtaining the Manufacturing Institute’s 2022 Stage Ahead Awards. From the manufacturing facility flooring to the C-suite, the Step (Science, Technologies, Engineering, Production) Forward Awards honor gals who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their occupations throughout all levels of the producing marketplace.

On April 28, the Production Institute (MI) will honor 130 recipients of the Action In advance Awards at an in-human being gala in Washington, D.C., highlighting every single Honoree and Emerging Leader’s story, such as their management and accomplishments in manufacturing. Here are excerpts from MI on the leisure boating industry’s deserving honorees:

Allison Lemasters, Director of Continuous Advancement, Malibu Boats, LLC

Allison has devoted her career to building producing more successful, precise and harmless. Around the yrs, she has been a course of action engineer, a top quality command supervisor and a vice president of operations. One particular of her the latest accomplishments was serving as organization useful resource preparing undertaking manager throughout the overall Malibu Boats organization. Due to the fact of her considerable expertise and management capability, she was picked out to spearhead the multi-business, multi-calendar year exertion via the variety procedure, style and design and implementation. She set up the job charter with the executive group and led her workforce to a answer that will help Malibu Boats to proceed to improve as a entire world-course organization.

Nicole McDonald, Senior Director of Functions, Brunswick Company

Nicole is shaping the long term of women of all ages in manufacturing by staying a trusted mentor to emerging feminine talents. She serves as a mentor to new hires and strives to assure that her enterprise supports a lifestyle of diversity and inclusion by actively acquiring female expertise and assisting with the advancement of inside management training. She’s also lively in the regional chapter of Gals in Producing and most lately joined Brunswick’s Females on Water staff source group.


Brenna Preisser, Executive Vice President and President, Business enterprise Acceleration, Brunswick Corporation

Throughout her nearly two many years with Brunswick, Brenna has been a transformative leader and continually demonstrated three values: a enthusiasm for Brunswick’s prospects and staff, in particular those workforce associates on the store ground, the courage to “do the ideal thing,” fostering innovation and inclusiveness and accountability for success. Brenna’s initiatives to spark cultural improve within the leisure marine field have led to Forbes naming Brunswick a greatest employer for variety, veterans, females and American producing.

Wendy Scholler, Ergonomics Expert, Mercury Maritime

At Mercury, Wendy mentors interns and routinely engages with ladies on the generation ground to assistance them produce competencies that enable them to properly execute their responsibilities. Work assessments allow her to recognize challenges ladies might face in the place of work and recognize physical work limitations that could possibly limit their options in production. By addressing these barriers, Wendy has assisted produce an environment wherever women can be equally engaged as gentlemen. Wendy also is committed to lifelong learning. She has certifications in strength and conditioning and triathlon coaching. She also a short while ago completed coursework towards her graduate diploma in human aspects and engineering, placing a fantastic example for females at mid-occupation amount.