Exceptional women across residential building’s supply chain were lauded at the HIA Recognition of Women in Building & Construction Awards last Friday.
HIA Executive Director Michael Roberts said “Chantal Kisten, National Operations Manager for Steel-Line Garage Doors who won the top award for HIA Professional Woman of the Year, is a tremendous example of what women can achieve in what is still a very male dominated industry.
“Chantal’s determination and business acumen have seen her progress to manage the operations and human resources of 16 branches. At the age of 35 years Chantal is now a member of senior management and is deservedly respected and acknowledged for her contribution and achievements.
This is the fifth year that HIA has hosted these Awards, and the response and calibre of nominations received from across the industry has been exceptional.
“We must do everything we can to encourage women into the industry at all levels to ensure that there is an in adequate supply of skills to meet the future demand for housing in the State”
Mr Roberts concluded.
2019 HIA Professional Woman of the Year
2019 HIA Outstanding Achievement in Manufacturing & Supply
National Operations & HR Manager for Steel-Line Garage Doors. After moving from South Africa in 2008 Chantal commenced as the HR officer and has progressed to managing the operations and human resources of 16 branches. Chantal has been a leader at Steel-Line Garage Doors for nine years and successfully integrated seven businesses into the Steel-Line Group of Companies. Chantal’s determination was paramount, being a young female raising a family, working in male dominated industry with many men much senior in age and experience, she knew she had to work hard to earn respect. At the age of 35 years Chantal is now member of senior management and is deservedly respected and acknowledged for her contribution and achievements.
Steel-Line Garage Doors
Steel-Line is a leading manufacturer, distributor and installer of garage doors in Australia with a national network of over 20 branches and 200 resellers. Our products include residential garage doors, commercial / industrial doors and garage door openers. Steel-Line also services and repairs most brands and types of garage, industrial and commercial doors and automatic operators.
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