Mary began her career in 1987 as a production operator for Sava. At the time, entirely new to manufacturing, Mary quickly grew fond of building tomorrow’s mechanical cable devices. Identifying this early passion propelled Mary from entry-level operator to setup lead, involving developing complex procedures for the manufacture of the sophisticated devices she and her team were creating. From there, Mary was promoted to assistant assembly supervisor. 32 years later, Mary spearheads the entire assembly department, and she and her team are wholly responsible for Sava providing the world with next-generation mechanical cable innovations.
Mary has been with Carl Stahl Sava Industries for over 30 years and has seen almost anything that can be achieved with mechanical cable assemblies. As supervisor of assembly, Mary’s technical knowledge is relied on daily by Sava’s engineers. Her collaboration with engineering during the critical research and development phases of complex project builds has proven critical to Sava’s endurance. Sava’s successful execution of complex projects is due in large part to Mary’s expertise, collaborative nature, and unique ability to bring concepts to life. We are honored to recognize Mary in this year’s annual celebration of women in engineering.
Celebrating Women in Engineering & Science:
- Jasmin Moghbeli, NASA Astronaut
- Dr. Beth Holloway, Director, Women in Engineering Program, Purdue University
- Dr. Christine Valle, Director, Women in Engineering Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Dr. Lynda Kennedy, Vice President of Education & Evaluation, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
- Dr. France A. Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation
- Mary Hardgrove, Assembly Supervisor
- Renee Bernstein, CEO, Cotronics Corporation