Burr Ridge resident recognized with STEP award
Updated: February 5, 2013 10:42AM
BURR RIDGE — Raquel “Kell” Chole, sales and marketing manager and automotive program manager, was recently recognized by The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, University of Phoenix, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers with a Women in Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering and Production Award.
Chole joins 121 other woman honorees, representing all levels of manufacturing from the factory floor to the C Suite.
“We are thrilled that Raquel’s contributions to Dudek & Bock were recognized by this important new initiative,” said Rhiannon Weaver.
Among the many roles Chole plays, she also serves as employee development mentor and trainer at multiple plant locations. She also supports the development of minority businesses into sustainable enterprises as a corporate member of Project Operation Network Enhancement, in partnership with Johnson Controls, Inc. and Toyota Corporation.
“Manufacturers are on the inside track for every exciting development in vehicles, appliances and any other tangible product,” said Chole. “We turn inventors’ visions into reality. Every product that is cutting edge begins with us. Fast paced and demanding, it is the most fulfilling career imaginable.”
Chole was the driving force behind adoption and implementation of effective automotive program management. She acted as catalyst for the company’s pursuit of product line extensions by identifying market opportunities with attractive potential and focusing the business lines on seizing those opportunities.
Chole spearheaded efforts resulting in the company receiving multiple major awards with a Fortune 500 automotive customer.
Chole is also the director of Murphy Roche Irish Music Club and School of Irish Music — All Ireland World Title Music Champions 2012 in the category of music ensemble.