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Ball Aerospace's Jeff Osterkamp Honored by Women'sVision Foundation
October 29, 2012
BOULDER, Colo., October 29, 2012 –Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Vice President of Engineering Jeff Osterkamp has been recognized by the Denver-based Women’sVision Foundation with the 2012 Tribute Ally Award for his role in promoting women in the workforce.
The Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and advancement of women in corporations, and a resource for leadership development, career guidance, mentoring, and a vibrant and supportive community for corporate leaders. The group’s Tribute Awards, presented at the Women’s Success Forum on October 26, 2012, honored individuals who act as role models and actively support the organization’s vision.
The Foundation selected Osterkamp for its Tribute Award in the Ally category, based on his knowledge and understanding of issues faced by women in the workplace; his willingness to speak out and take action on behalf of women; actively supporting the advancement of women within his organization; and setting an example as a leader on behalf of working women.
According to the Foundation, “Osterkamp’s peers and directors consistently corroborated his strong emphasis on people and his belief in the value of diversity. His work history emphasizes relentless focus on building strong teams, and individuals, and bringing out the best in everyone.”
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Osterkamp. “I’ve been with Ball Aerospace for more than 25 years and have always tried to make myself available for counseling, mentoring and developing both women and men on an ongoing basis in order to help others grow in their roles at the company.”
Osterkamp joined Ball Aerospace in 1986. Prior to being appointed vice president for engineering he was the vice president for component technologies, leading the acquisition and execution of Ball’s critical components and subsystems. He has also served as vice president of business execution within Ball’s National Defense strategic business unit.
Osterkamp earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, and a master’s in engineering management from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.
Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.
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availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields;
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