MIDDLETOWN — Kelly Wright of Middletown received the national STEP Ahead Award Sept. 24 that recognizes more than 100 women in science, technology, engineering, and production careers. Wright is the environmental, health and safety manager at Clarios, a manufacturing company that makes automotive batteries.
The awards presented by the Manufacturing Institute honor women who are leaders within their companies and communities. Every year, they choose 130 people to recognize: 100 honorees and 30 emerging leaders under the age of 30. Wright was picked as an honoree.
“I was really quite flattered that all the accomplishments throughout my career were thought of highly enough to be selected out of thousands of applicants,” she said.
Carolyn Lee, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute, said Wright was selected as an honoree because of her contributions at Clarios and her work within the Appoquinimink School District.