STEP Ahead Award presented to OPW’s Elizabeth Gubrud-Howe

By OPW | Apr 27, 2017
Hamilton, OH, April 27, 2017 — Congratulations to OPW’s Elizabeth Gubrud-Howe who was recently named one of Manufacturing Institute’s 2017 STEP Ahead Award honorees. 

Gubrud-Howe is a 10-year OPW veteran and currently leads the National Sales Team at Midland Manufacturing and manages the Repair Business Unit. Her leadership and collaboration skills have helped direct cross-functional teams to solve customer needs, develop better forecasting models and mentor new sales team members. Elizabeth is also active in the community, most notably with Siskiyou Mountain Club, a 501(c)(3) public charity that restores, maintains, and promotes primitive trails in the Siskiyou backcountry.STEP Ahead Kevin and Elizabeth

“We are thrilled to see Elizabeth recognized on a national scale for her leadership, hard work and dedication to continuous improvement and delivering for our customers,” said OPW President Kevin Long. 

Gubrud-Howe was one of 100 honorees recognized for her leadership and excellence within the industry.

“I am passionate about manufacturing because products represent our legacy. Unlike software and similar industries, our products last 50 years or more and provide real solutions that will continue to be relevant. In my position, I get to be part of it every step of the way,” said Gubrud-Howe.

The 2017 STEP Ahead Awards were presented to the honorees on April 20 in Washington, D.C.

About OPW:
For 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapor recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV”. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at

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