One of our own was named an "Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing"--Carol Ebel President and CEO at Janler Corporation. I heard Carol speak at IMTS last year as part of a GF AgieCharmilles presentation and was quite impressed with her and the company overall, so it comes as no surprise to me that she was honored by the TMA through its Rose Mottl Award on March 23rd at TMA’s 87th Annual Meeting at Butterfield Country Club, Oak Brook, IL.
This award recognizes women who have made significant contributions to manufacturing, and since 1989 Carol has been at the helm of Chicago-based plastic mold manufacturer and molder, Janler Corporation.
Janler was founded in 1952 by her father, Josef F. Klingler, a pioneer in the field of plastic moldmaking who developed the world’s first unscrewing stack mold in 1988. Under Carol’s direction, Janler continues to operate at the forefront of high-precision mold manufacturing and molding. Carol is the first woman to serve as board chair of the Tooling & Manufacturing Association.
This award, created in 2010 by the Women in TMA Committee, was named after Rose Mottl, who was the co-owner and vice president of Atlas Tool and Die Works Inc., in Lyons, IL. During the 1980s and 90s, she was actively involved in TMA and was the first female member of the TMA Board of Directors. Mottl was the first-ever recipient of the award, which is presented annually to outstanding women who have worked to advance the manufacturing industry and whose efforts serve as an inspiration to current and future generations of women in manufacturing.
After 27 years of a daily management schedule, she retired at age 78 to travel and spend more time with her six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mottl passed away last year, but her interest in the manufacturing industry and encouragement of people of all ages to strive for excellence in their careers and personal life lives on.