Connecting with Students & Celebrating Women in Industry

As a family of companies, Crest Industries is dedicated to our purpose of challenging and empowering individuals and organizations to grow beyond what they believe is possible. A large part of living that purpose is questioning the status quo, innovating, and laying a firm and sustainable foundation for those who will come after us.

The women on our teams have a significant impact on Crest and our communities, and we believe that the influence they have should be celebrated. Crest and each of our business units operate in traditionally male-dominated fields, so each year through our Women in Industry initiative, we try to showcase the importance of Women in STEM and business to hopefully inspire the next generation of female professionals and leaders. 

This year, we partnered with the Louisiana Tech University chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to give students the opportunity to speak with one of our top engineering leaders and hear about her experience forging her own path and setting standards for technical excellence across the United States. Watch the full interview by clicking the thumbnail below.

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In this virtual interview, you will hear from:

Jennifer Gemar, VP of Engineering at DIS-TRAN Steel

Sarah C. LaBorde, Corporate Communication & Sustainability Specialist at Crest Operations

Ashley Phillips, Biomedical Engineering student at LA Tech & SWE Vice President 

Catherine Weldon - Mechanical Engineering student at LA Tech & SWE Secretary

Jacob Marks - Mechanical Engineering student at LA Tech & SWE Campus Liaison 

About SWE: For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties. We empower women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders; expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

About Crest Industries: Founded in 1958, Crest Industries is the operating company for a family of world-class project-oriented businesses specialized in electric power delivery, industrial services, distribution, specialty chemicals, and natural resources. We are a growing company focused on continuous improvement, and we are dedicated to leveraging our strong foundation and finding the right people to help deliver on our customers’ needs. Learn more about Crest career opportunities across the country at

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