Dana Laflash Of Epec Named As Finalist In 9th Annual Stevie® Awards For Women In Business
[October 11, 2012: New Bedford MA] Dana Laflash, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and Finance for Epec Engineered Technologies in New Bedford, Ma was named a Finalist in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world's premier business awards.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 9. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend.
More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. Dana Laflash is a Finalist in the Executive of the Year category.
Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. More than 90 members of the five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging.
"We're very excited about this year's Finalists in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. "The judges have told me that they think this is the best and most inspiring crop of nominees we've ever had. We look forward to seeing the judges' final decisions."
As Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and Finance at Epec Engineered Technologies, Dana is responsible for providing overall direction and guidance to the operational activities of the organization with the objective of maximizing growth, profitability and customer satisfaction as well as day-to-day leadership and management and performance of all Department functions – Manufacturing, Materials Management, Production Planning, Process Engineering and Finance. In addition, Dana is responsible for executing all of the company's internal and external reporting as well as ensuring that these documents comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Additionally, she assumes responsibility for maximizing the return on Epec's financial assets and for establishing financial policies, procedures and reporting systems.
Prior to joining Epec, Dana was the Senior Accounting Manager with Janco Inc. She has held a similar role with East Bay Community Development Corp., serving as the Chief Financial Officer throughout her 6 year tenure. Dana has a solid track record in finance and organizational leadership with expertise in accounting, auditing and financial analysis. Dana graduated "Summa Cum Laude" from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.