Notable Women in Construction and Design: Linda Pawlak

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable Women in Construction and Design
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 28
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor's - Business Administration/Finance, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Linda Pawlak, vice president of strategic improvement for Waukesha-based Walbec Group, has played a critical role in helping the company and the industry grow and evolve, according to colleagues.

“Her contributions have been significant and impactful, and she has been responsible for leading various teams and strategic initiatives that have helped shape the direction of the organization,” said Kurt Bechthold, chairman and chief executive officer of Walbec.

Pawlak’s career at Walbec began as an intern while she was in college. After graduation, she joined the organization and has held various management positions, including leadership of nearly all administrative functions. She is currently leading the implementation of a new enterprise resource planning software system. 

“One of Linda’s most significant contributions was developing a marketing department and rebranding the family of companies to the Walbec Group,” Bechthold said. “She has also led the implementation of many organizational software initiatives that touch all facets of the organization. Her work with construction software leaders, HCSS and Command Alkon, led to opportunities to contribute to future industry software developments.” 

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