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Melissa Bihary wins Women of Influence Award

May 27, 2023 / In the News, People

Chief People Officer Melissa Bihary was recently named as one of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2023 Women of Influence!

The awards honor the most influential businesswomen in the Pittsburgh region who are changing their industries and impacting their communities. Each winner was honored recently at an event in the UPMC Club at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, as well as in the May issue of the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Earlier this year, HWI and Calderys combined to create a global refractory provider with a comprehensive product portfolio and expanded reach. Melissa was nominated for this award in her previous role as VP, People & Organizational Effectiveness at HWI, and has since been promoted to Chief People Officer for Calderys, our global company. Congratulations, Melissa, on both of these achievements!

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About HWI, A member of Calderys

HWI is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. It is part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group. HWI counts 25 manufacturing sites and 20 distribution centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

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