The woman who leads one of the largest manufacturers in Berks County will be honored for her professional excellence and community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
Andrea Funk, CEO at Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC in Ontelaunee Township, has won the 2015 Women2Women Athena award and will be feted at a breakfast ceremony Tuesday, April 21, at Crowne Plaza in Reading. The ceremony is part of a daylong women’s expo event.
“I am humbled by this honor, and greatly appreciate the Chamber’s support of women in Berks County,” Funk said this afternoon. “I am so very thankful for my three wonderful children, Bailey, Maddie, and Julian, the generous individuals and organizations in this community, and the opportunity I have been given to work with such a dedicated, talented, and kind team at Cambridge-Lee.”
Women2Women was launched by the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry to encourage women to create connections, gain knowledge, open doors and build strategic alliances.
“Andrea Funk is one of the most professional and savvy business executives that I have ever known,” Jon Scott, president and CEO of Greater Reading Economic Partnership, said this morning. “Her operational prowess, along with her exceptional interpersonal management skills, makes her an ideal person to take Cambridge-Lee Industries to the next level.”
Funk has been CEO of Cambridge-Lee, which makes copper tubing, since September 2013. She has been a member of the company’s executive management team and board of directors since 2010, when she joined the company as chief financial officer and treasurer.
Prior to her time at Cambridge Lee, Funk served for about three years as director of operations, planning and reporting for Carpenter Technology Corp. in Reading. Before then, she was senior director of manufacturing finance, director of global business development and director of financial planning and analysis with Arrow International in Reading for seven years.
Funk sits on a number of nonprofit boards and is a volunteer in the community. She frequently speaks at local universities and community organizations and is an advocate of young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“Andrea pays immaculate attention to the appropriate details, and on top of everything, Andrea is extremely compassionate and gives generously of her time and talent to many nonprofit organizations throughout Berks County,” Scott said. “We are most fortunate to have her as one of our citizens and neighbors.”
The goal of Women2Women is to create more women leaders in Berks County by providing a forum where women from diverse backgrounds can learn, share ideas and mentor each other.