Danielle Roszko, President
Pratt Logistics & Supply Chain
Growing up in Michigan, Danielle Roszko, president of supply chain and Pratt Logistics, knew that she wanted to have a career in the manufacturing industry, specifically in automobile manufacturing. So after college, she joined a major automotive company and worked in a number of departments, including purchasing, engineering and operations. Her experience gave her a holistic view of the manufacturing process, including several packaging initiatives that introduced her to the corrugated industry.
“I enjoy being challenged. Transitioning to a new industry like corrugated packaging and a growing company like Pratt Industries was just the challenge that I needed,” said Roszko.
After ten years in the automotive industry, Roszko joined Pratt in the purchasing department and developed the purchasing processes and procedures for the entire organization. Always looking for a new challenge, Roszko was then tapped to build and lead Pratt Logistics, an independent trucking company that services the needs of our divisions and customers. Under her leadership, the division has grown to include a transport fleet equipped with some of the most modern technology and processes in the industry. Additionally, Roszko continues to oversee Pratt’s procurement processes and ensures that all elements of our supply chain operate in an efficient and effective manner.
“I am truly fulfilled by working at Pratt Industries,” said Roszko. “Not only do I get to find solutions to challenges that arise, but I get to do so with a diverse group of colleagues who all bring a variety of perspectives.”
According to Roszko, careers for women in manufacturing, at all levels, have changed over the years. As production technology has advanced, so too have the types of roles that are more widely available for applicants on the production floor. She also feels that companies have learned that a more diverse workforce brings new and fresh perspectives, which help drive companies forward.
“Manufacturing career opportunities are truly limitless,” said Roszko. “I would definitely encourage women to consider a career in manufacturing and especially recommend that they seek companies that are growing and evolving, like Pratt. Each day presents new challenges that will help you learn and grow both personally and professionally.