Press Release: Pamela Kan to Expand Her Role at Astra

Bishop-Wisecarver Group President Selected as one of the Astra Leadership Forum Committee Representatives

Pittsburg, Calif. – November 18, 2014 – Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies, announced today that their President, Pamela Kan, has been selected as one of the Astra Leadership Forum Committee Representatives (FCR). Astra is a regional partner organization for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the national organization providing certification for women-owned business. Kan will serve in this new role while also maintaining her position as Astra’s founding chair of the Women in Manufacturing Group.

Astra was established in 2000 as a non-profit committed to driving real change for women in business. Astra is a regional partner office (RPO) for WBENC and represents successful women business owners in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Northern California and Washington.

The Leadership Forum serves in an advisory capacity providing input and feedback to WBENC. Forum leaders represent the voice of all women business enterprises and participate in programming opportunities such as development and networking with corporate and government entities.

“Serving with Astra is a great opportunity to help other female business owners connect, learn and find success,” stated Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver Group. “In this new role, I look forward to being a liaison between the Astra’s WBEs businesses and WBENC so that our specific regional concerns and ideas can be addressed. By working together, we will all be more successful.”

Kan will begin her new role as Astra’s Leadership Forum Committee Representative in November at the annual WBENC Committee and Board of Directors Meeting in Maryland.



About the Bishop-Wisecarver Group
Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a woman-owned family of WBENC-certified companies in its second generation, and has remained one of the most respected names in custom automation solutions and guided motion technology since 1950. The San Francisco Bay Area company manufactures, stocks and distributes guided motion components and systems for linear, rotary and curved track applications. Bishop-Wisecarver products are used worldwide in industries such as packaging, medical device manufacturing, wood processing, food processing and semiconductor fabrication.