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CPS Engineer KT Brickman Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing

January 10, 2014

The Manufacturing Institute Will Honor KT Brickman, technical sales engineer, Custom Processing Services Inc., as one of its second Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award winners.

The STEP Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers, and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to corporate offices, and across the entire nation.

KT Brickman (nee Hessler) graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Materials Science Engineering. In her position with Pennsylvania manufacturer Custom Processing Services, Brickman is responsible for new product testing and development, and works closely with clients’ research and development staffs to determine optimum processing techniques for a wide range of chemicals, minerals, waxes, and other materials.

“These 160 women are the faces of exciting careers in manufacturing,” said Jennifer McNelly, president, The Manufacturing Institute. “We chose to honor these women because they each made significant achievements in manufacturing through positive impact on their company and the industry as a whole.”

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

Custom Processing Services is a contract manufacturer specializing in particle size reduction and allied processes. For more information, visit www.customprocessingservices.com.

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