MEADVILLE, PA – Elisabeth Smith, President and CEO of Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc., was named the winner of the 2018 Winslow Award at the 50th annual Greater Meadville Area Day dinner. Selected to win the award by the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County, Smith becomes the first woman and first millennial to win the award.
“I felt like we’ve been welcomed here in Meadville, and I’m happy to say I’m from here,” Smith said. “I am indebted to this community for the support it provides our company and our employees. I am raising a daughter here, and having lived in many other places around the world I am happy with what Crawford County provides us.”
Smith is the second person in her family to win the award. Her father Rob Smith won the award in 2010. The Winslow Award is named in honor of Harry C. Winslow, a Meadville area surgeon and business leader, and is designed to honor individuals or businesses that have made an impact in the Meadville Area.
“Elisabeth has a natural enthusiasm for our community,” said Nick Ozorak, Digital Media Specialist for Acutec. “We work with her everyday and see these qualities of leadership and dedication to the area. It’s always great when that effort is recognized by others.”
In one of several examples of community outreach, Acutec Community Engagement (ACE), a dedicated group of volunteers within the company, works with Women’s Services, the United Way of Crawford County, and several other area nonprofits to enact positive change within the area. The group will be participating in both the French Creek Cleanup and Make a Difference Day events.