Most new grads excitedly start their first “real” job without expecting it to be their life-long career home, but when Angela Pitzo joined Ace Metal Crafts Company in 2011, she accepted her role in a long-standing legacy.
After graduating from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science, Angela joined ACE in 2011 in the role of Buyer within ACE’s purchasing department where she cut her teeth in industrial manufacturing. As a third generation ACE team member, Angela understood the value of lean manufacturing and ACE’s commitment to the fabrication and value engineering of stainless-steel components.
Next, Angela fully supported ACE operations as Value Stream Leader, serving top accounts and developing teams. Her contributions were integral in the process of ACE being selected by Toyota Motor Company’s TSSC division in 2015 to advise on continuous improvement initiatives. The same year, she earned her MBA, Business Administration and Management degree from Elmhurst College. In 2018, her promotion to Operations Leader provided the opportunity for Angela to focus on continuous improvement, eliminating waste, and strategic team development.
Now, as ACE moves into another period of expansion with the acquisition of a second location, new leadership initiatives, and ongoing innovation, Angela has been promoted to Vice President of Manufacturing. In this role, she continues her commitment to the ACE trust-based culture - and encourages all team members to be their authentic selves. Angela’s dedication to the ACE legacy is a testament to her career journey thus far, and is an indication of her continued drive for the prosperity and growth of Ace Metal Crafts Company.
Ace Metal Crafts Company is a leading Chicagoland provider of fabrication and machining of stainless-steel components. They have over 60 years of experience serving industry OEMs in food and pharmaceutical processing, packaging and environmental industries.