Laura recognized as 2019 STEP Ahead Award honoree

AK Steel has said recently that longtime engineering employee, Laura Szpot, was recognized by the Manufacturing Institute as one of the 2019 STEP Ahead Award honorees who exemplify leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering or Production.

Laura was among honorees recently recognized by the Manufacturing Institute in Washington, D.C. The Manufacturing Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification, and development of world-class manufacturing talent. As part of that work, the Institute champions diversity works to empower women leaders and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry.

Laura joined AK Steel in 1981 and has progressed through a number of roles in Quality Control at AK Steel’s Middletown Works in Middletown, Ohio. She is currently Manager, Routing and Applications, where she manages the Product Metallurgy group. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science from the School of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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