Lingyun Wei receives Women of Excellence in Metalforming & Fabricating Award


“MetalForming magazine is proud to shine the spotlight on and recognize these industry leaders—women who not only contribute to the success of their metal-fabricating and metalforming companies, but who also inspire other women to follow in their footsteps,” says Brad Kuvin, Metalforming publisher/editorial director. “Their level of skill, expertise and commitment to excellence is exactly what our industry needs in order to remain globally competitive for decades to come.”

Ling received the award for her passion in improving existing products while creating new ones. As global product manager for SSAB, Ling has been able to develop innovative overlay products that offer improved wear resistance without sacrificing cutting, forming and welding capabilities. 

In addition to Ling’s technical expertise, she also thrives in operational roles and as a global representative for the SSAB brand. “Ling is a truly dedicated and intelligent person that strives for continuous improvement and has an extreme talent for dealing with complex matters,” says Paula Caletri, Human Resources Manager, SSAB Special Steels Americas, who nominated Ling for the award. 

Ling recommends that women pursue a career in manufacturing. “Manufacturing means creation,” says Ling. “In manufacturing you really get to know how things work and sometimes even design them yourself.”