Women in Automation June '24 Spotlight
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Section: Press Releases

This month, we aim our AHTD WIA Member Spotlight on Michelle Werner. Michelle is Senior Marketing Specialist for Festo in Islandia, New York where she began her career working for the pneumatic and electric automation manufacturer just over 9 years ago. Michelle is proud to say Festo invests in their employees’ continuous improvement. Michelle benefitted from this investment herself, having graduated in April 2024 with the Charlie cohort of the AHTD Future Leaders Program.
One of Michelle’s biggest career successes to date has been the recent launch of one of Festo’s newest marketing campaigns. “It challenged me, as the majority of the campaigns I worked on... were digital. This campaign included direct mail in addition to the digital side.”  

During her time with Festo, Michelle has enjoyed building industry relationships. She has been involved in the AHTD Women in Automation Steering Committee since its inception. Michelle credits AHTD’s WIA for helping her connect with others in industrial automation and has benefitted by receiving ideas and inspiration from other women in the group.  

Fun fact about Michelle: She enrolled in college to be an educator, but then graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia with a music degree. Michelle is a classically trained musician, belongs to her church choir, and is also a solo performer. 

For more information about Michelle or Festo, please visit Festo’s website at https://www.festo.com/us/en/