Women Make Manufacturing Move: A Conversation with Kelly Kasner, Michiana Global Mold

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Originally Aired - Thursday, January 21 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central

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Gain insight and ideas to enhance your manufacturing career, encourage women in their careers, and promote the industry to girls—all of which strengthen the industry as a whole.

Women Make Manufacturing Move features women from a variety of positions from across the industry speaking about their career paths, ideas for success, the attributes women bring to the industry, and the benefits the industry offers everyone: good pay, problem-solving, and work-life balance.

Meet manufacturing enthusiast Kelly Kasner who has decades of experience in contract machining specializing in mold making. She’ll share her story of working in her parent’s mold making shop helping customers develop tooling to shape their visions to emerging as an important voice in the industry. Kelly is connected to both the supply chain and industrial sectors who use molds in their manufacturing process. She is one of NTMA’s Emerging Leaders and was responsible for the expansion of the Midwest & Western regional chapters of NTMA. In addition to directing Michiana Global Mold’s sales and marketing programs, and her roles within NTMA, Kelly also sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of MoldMaking Technology. She’ll share her insights into changes the pandemic has brought to sales and marketing in manufacturing, the recent expansion of mold making in the U.S., and the increased role of women in the metalworking industries.


Conference: IMTS Spark Showcase

Type: Leadership Insights



  • Industry Expert
  • Women Make Manufacturing Move