Pleasanton, Calif. — August 30, 2022 — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced that its Vice President of Engineering Annie Kao has been named to the Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply class of 2022 for Business Excellence. Kao is responsible for engineering strategy, management and innovation across all product lines at Simpson Strong-Tie.
This award recognizes leaders who have demonstrated achievement, growth and success in the hardware and home improvement industry. These leaders have embraced education and community service, and inspired others to follow a similar path. The class of 2022 women leaders will be honored at the Third Annual Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply awards ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, November 8–9.
The Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply program is presented by HBSDealer magazine and honors women in the industry who are making outstanding contributions to their companies and their communities. The goal of the program is to recognize achievement and to offer educational resources to everyone in the industry.
“I am honored and proud to be included in this group of outstanding women,” said Kao. “It’s very important to me as a leader to know that I’m having a positive impact on my company and our industry.”
In addition to her work at Simpson Strong-Tie, Kao is active in her professional and local communities. She sits on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, is a former director for the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) and a founding member of the SEAOSC Women in Structural Engineering Committee. She has also served on the Board of Trustees for Harvey Mudd College. In 2019, Kao received the Barc Simpson Community Hero Award, which recognizes Simpson Strong-Tie employees each year for outstanding volunteer contributions in their communities.
She regularly comments on issues of resilient construction, seismic retrofitting, and structural engineering. To arrange an interview with Annie Kao, please contact Shelby Lentz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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