President and CEO Carissa Skorczewski expresses ‘pride’ for rare accolade in male-dominated energy sector
ROGERS, Minn., Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Groebnera representative of manufacturers and a distribution company serving the natural gas industry, was appointed Women’s Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier for women-owned and operated businesses. Led by the President and CEO Carissa Skorczewskithe third-generation company will continue to provide its customers with reliable and efficient natural gas products while adding much-needed diversity to the supply chain without sacrificing quality.
“Our team’s diverse background strengthens the collective knowledge of Groebner and helps ensure the success of our partners,” said Skorczewski. “Being named WBE is a tremendous honor for me, personally, and for our entire Groebner family.”
Women currently make up less than a quarter (22%) of employees in the oil and gas industry and companies with a significant representation of female leaders far outperform the competition, according to McKinsey and company.
“Like the 3rd generation of my family at the helm of this company, I look forward to continuing to build on the legacy my grandfather and father started over 45 years ago,” Skorczewski said. “I am passionate about creating a positive work environment where employees are excited to come to work, building a business where customers and suppliers feel like family, and making a difference in the gas industry ever-evolving nature.”
Groebner is a manufacturers’ representative and distribution company that partners with natural gas utilities and contractors to source and supply equipment, provide strategic advice and improve success. It operates facilities in Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas and Texas.