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SCA Alumnae: Where are they now?
Posted 03/29/2018 02:00PM

SCA Alumnae: Where are they now? Nancy Peterson Hearn ' 51

The Manufacturing Institute has announced the 2018 STEP Ahead Award Honorees and Emerging Leaders. These women have accomplished success within their companies and have proven to be leaders in the industry as a whole.

2018 STEP Ahead Award Honoree: Nancy Peterson, Chairman and CEO Peterson Tool Company, Inc.

Nancy's technical leadership and noteworthy accomplishments have had a profound impact on Peterson Tool Company. Following the untimely passing of her husband, Nancy was thrust into the top position of Chairman and CEO and has since led the company to continued success. She was one of the first female business owners to win a Small Business Administration loan, which she used to grow the sales of a revolutionary line of patented quick change tools she launched in 1981. Driving increased precision capabilities and reduced downtime for tool changeover on multi-spindle machines, Nancy's work on the new tool holders earned her the Gold Micrometer Award from the Precision Machined Products Association.

This is an excerpt from the Manufacturing Institute website. To view Nancy's full honoree profile, visit

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