Beth Seymour

Beth Seymour, NWTC grad

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Account Clerk, 1977

Vice President of Business Operations at KI

Beth enrolled at NWTC to pursue an education in finance and accounting. One year later, she’d leave with a technical diploma and a position at KI – then known as Krueger Metal Products – as a production and inventory clerk.

"I was not sure the direction I wanted to go after high school, attending the Account Clerk program introduced me to additional business classes and then I knew that is where I wanted to focus my education and career," Beth said.

While working full-time at KI, Beth continued what would become a lifelong commitment to education. She took night courses at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and NWTC, ultimately earning a business and finance bachelor’s degree from Lakeland College. She’d later add a master's degree in business administration from Lakeland.

"My experience at NWTC sincerely guided my direction for my career and aspiration for lifelong learning," Beth recalls. "Not only was the education great, but the personal setting and the opportunity to talk to instructors and career counselors, one on one, gave me the confidence to apply at companies and it also drove my passion to continue my education."

During her tenure at KI, she’s helped guide North American manufacturing operations, improve efficiency in its plants, and develop and implement its corporate strategy.