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Insitu Employees Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing

BINGEN, Wash., Jan. 13, 2014 – Insitu is pleased to announce that employees Judith Schwader (manager, engineering process improvement) and Amber Timblin (depot maintenance group supervisor) will be honored with The Manufacturing Institute’s prestigious Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards. The STEP Awards celebrate women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in manufacturing, and are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative, which promotes the role of women in the manufacturing industry.

“Insitu, like all companies, benefits from a diverse workforce,” said Insitu’s president and CEO Steve Morrow. “Both Judith and Amber set an admirable example, and we are extremely proud that they are being recognized for their contributions by an organization of this caliber.”

“These women are the faces of exciting careers in manufacturing,” said Jennifer McNelly, president, The Manufacturing Institute. “We chose to honor them because they each made significant achievements in manufacturing through positive impact on their company and the industry as a whole.”

Schwader and Timblin will be among the 160 recipients recognized by The Manufacturing Institute at a reception in Washington D.C. on February 6.

Insitu Inc., located in Bingen, Wash., is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Insitu designs, develops and manufactures unmanned aircraft systems and provides associated services for commercial, civil and defense applications. To date, these systems have accumulated more than 761,000 operational flight hours and 93,000 sorties. For more information, visit

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