Misty Rogers Honored with 2018 STEP
by Todd Steimer
We have many
outstanding employees here at ESCO, but it is important to recognize the unsung
heroes—those whose contributions often take place behind the scenes. Misty
Rogers, our North American systems manager, is one of those unsung heroes.
returned from a weekend in Washington, D.C., where she accepted the Manufacturing Institute’s 2018 STEP
Ahead Award. The STEP
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award recognizes women
in manufacturing who exemplify leadership within their companies. This year
Misty was honored alongside 100 other women in her field and 30 emerging
leaders—a deserving recognition among peers, supervisors and industry leaders!
At ESCO we are
proud of the steps we have taken to mentor, support and recognize our female
employees. Each year we provide an opportunity for those within the
organization to nominate their female colleagues for this national award. While
there were several ESCO women who were deserving of a nomination this year, Misty
was nominated by her peers before being selected by ESCO leadership and then the
Manufacturing Institute. The humility Misty showed when recognized for her hard
work and leadership skills exemplified the approach she has taken to her job
for 20 plus years.
the values of respect and continuous improvement we hold here at ESCO. In her two
decades with the company, she has worked her way up from a bookkeeper at the
first ESCO-owned retail facility to systems manager for the entire North
American region. A key pro blem solver, Misty has streamlined our
processes, from the point of order entry to job completion; she has played a
key role in opening our retail locations across the U.S. and Canada; and she
served as a global process leader for our ESCO supply & service locations. Misty
is an invaluable member of our team.
All the while, Misty
has served as a mentor, a friend and an inspiration to ESCO employees at all
levels across the globe. She enjoys building people’s skills within our
organization, helping to develop the less experienced members of our group, and
contributing to our team environment and culture. In her own words, Misty wrote in her application materials, “In business,
there are always challenges. I have always tried to instill confidence and a
can-do attitude into all of my co-workers when they are facing challenges with their
She has also worked
to develop and expand the ESCO Women’s Network to remote sites within North
America, involving approximately 10 locations and 60 women at ESCO. This is
instrumental work to continue the important conversations of confidence,
development and growth for female employees.
Those of us at
ESCO who work with Misty every day are happy to share with the rest of the
country what an incredible colleague, leader and individual she is. Misty has
represented ESCO well and will continue to do so for many more years.
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