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Dover’s Sara Venkatachalam Wins Award Recognizing Women Emerging Leaders In Manufacturing

Dover recently announced that Sara Venkatachalam, Senior Manager, Dover Fueling Solutions Engineering, will be honored at the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Awards on November 4, 2021, in Washington, D.C. The Manufacturing Institute will present the awards. The STEP Ahead Awards celebrate women making an impact in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production. These women have made outstanding achievements in both their professional organizations and communities. Venkatachalam is among 130 honorees from more than 100 companies to receive this honor.

Standing out among women in manufacturing

“We are proud to see Sara recognized at this year’s STEP Ahead Awards,” said Kimberly Bors, Dover’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “She is a talented advocate for next-generation digital technologies, and an inspiring mentor and supporter of female talent and diversity here at Dover.”

Venkatachalam leads a team that is revolutionizing the consumer experience in fueling and convenience retail. This team is driving Dover’s competitive edge in the manufacturing marketplace. They are known as the cloud-to-edge team. Her group is developing innovative solutions for cloud computing at the edge. This will enable fueling devices and site equipment to interact seamlessly with cloud solutions.

Outside of her role at Dover, Venkatachalam participates in several community organizations. These organizations help to provide items such as food, clothing and school supplies for those in need.

About Dover

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions. We also offer support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. We have been recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 65 years. Our team of over 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at 

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