Rachel Ritter becomes the first female shop leader in the company’s 119-year history.

Cincinnati, Ohio – January 20, 2021 – Enerfab, one of the largest privately-held companies in Cincinnati and one of the nation’s leaders in providing fabrication, construction, and maintenance services to the utility, chemical, and heavy industrial markets, announced today the promotion of Rachel Ritter to Director of Operations for their Cincinnati fabrication shop. Ritter will report to Executive Vice President of Fabrication, Dave Winnestaffer.

“This is a great opportunity for Rachel and our organization,” Winnestaffer commented. “Rachel has done a little bit of everything during her 11 years at Enerfab and has spent the last two years preparing to take on this important leadership role. She’s the ideal person to run our shop, and we’re excited about the impact she will have on our organization for years to come.”

Ritter began her career at Enerfab 11 years ago as a Co-Op in the estimating department; she joined full-time as an estimator following her graduation from Northern Kentucky University. Ritter later transitioned into Field Project Management before returning to the shop with responsibility in project scheduling. For the past two years, Ritter has focused on gaining a comprehensive understanding of shop operations as her leadership responsibilities have grown.

“I’m thrilled for the chance to lead our Cincinnati shop and the talented people we have here,” Ritter commented. She added, “Enerfab has given me incredible challenges and opportunities over the last 11 years, and I’m excited about this next one. I look forward to making a big impact on the business by continuing to improve efficiencies in the shop while maintaining the safety and quality standards we are known for in the industry.”

In addition to Enerfab, Ritter is the treasurer of the Association of Women in the Metal Industry. Her new role continues a trend of female leaders at Enerfab, including Trisha Cole as Chief Financial Officer, Kelly Huffsteder as Director of Supply Chain, and Jeni Berreth, Director of Finance.

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