Female Leadership in Manufacturing Highlighted at Luncheon
In January, the Women in Business Networking Lunch features presentations from two women in positions of authority in the manufacturing industry. Their personal journeys encompass the challenges of maintaining large family-owned businesses, and offer a multi-generational view of women?s experiences in manufacturing.
Lorelei Rosenthal is President of Rosenthal Manufacturing, a third-generation family business based in Northbrook. At its 50,000 square foot facility on Janke Drive, the company designs and manufactures equipment for converting rolled material into sheets for the automotive, medical, aerospace, and electronics industries among others. The company?s machine products are custom-configured to meet their clients? needs and are used in over 5,000 installations worldwide.
Kelli Heinz has worked at Bell Flavors & Fragrances since starting out as an intern in the marketing department in 2006. Founded in 1912, Bell was acquired in 1968 by the Heinz family and now develops creative flavors and fragrances for food, beverage, cosmetic, household care, personal care, oral care, and tobacco companies throughout the world. Kelli returned to the company after completing her bachelor?s and master?s degrees at DePaul University, and now serves as Vice President of Marketing with responsibility for coordinating Bell?s global marketing teams. She sits on the Boards of the Women in Flavors & Fragrance Commerce, the Fragrance Creators Association, and the Flavor & Extract Manufacturing Association. She recently graduated from an executive program at Harvard Business School.