Tooling and Manufacturing Association Welcomes Sandra Westlund-Deenihan to Board

On Saturday, March 3rd, Sandra Westlund-Deenihan was elected to the Board of Directors of the Tooling and Manufacturing Association (TMA). Sandy serves as President of Schaumburg-based Quality Float Works, Inc., a manufacturing company that produces metal float balls that are used in a wide variety of industries such as gas, oil and plumbing. Sandy’s appointment to the Board is in recognition of her lifetime commitment to the manufacturing industry, the leadership she has exhibited with the organization and represents her unique position as a female executive in a male dominated industry. The TMA has more than 1,300 manufacturing companies in the greater Chicago area.

“I am honored to join the TMA’s Board of maglie calcio poco prezzo Directors and will continue promoting the importance of manufacturing, said Sandra Westlund-Deenihan. One of my priorities will revolve around the need to attract more skilled workers to the manufacturing industry so we can be competitive in a global marketplace.”

“Sandy has a real passion in developing tomorrow’s workforce and promoting manufacturing careers, said Bruce Braker, President, Tooling and Manufacturing Association. She has been a leader on our Government Relations Committee and this is one of the reasons why she has been invited to join our Board.”

Quality Float Works, Inc., is a family-owned and operated manufacturer of hollow metal float balls and was established by Sandy’s grandfather in 1915. Today, the company is one of three metal float manufacturing companies operating in the United States. Sandy acquired ownership over the company in 1995, investing her whole heart and finances. Her drive to realize the vision of her family catapulted Quality Float Works, Inc. into a global competitor that exports to China, Vietnam, Singapore and countless European countries. A degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona coupled with the business savvy and metalworking knowledge inherited from her father and grandfather has given Sandy the tools to grow the company year after year.

Sandy has become a point person in the industry for engineering and design and has established Quality Float Works, Inc. as a premier market leader. She has appeared on television programs such as Chicago Tonight and Bloomberg News and has been featured in Fortune Small Business, the Chicago Daily Herald and Leadership Magazine. Sandy continues the family tradition with her son, Jason Speer, who serves as Vice President and General Manager of Quality Float Works, Inc.