Carestream NDT's Head of Digital R&D wins prestigious award at the 2022 Stevie Awards for Women in Business
Praised for her efforts in innovation, Lynn La Pietra, Ph.D., head of digital research and development (R&D) in Carestream's Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) group, won a Silver Stevie Award in the Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Technology category at the 2022 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Dr. La Pietra has been instrumental in developing products to detect problems in complex infrastructures across all industries.
A translator of innovation and one of the few female leaders in the non-destructive testing sector, Dr. La Pietra relies on cross-functional communication and collaboration to bring products to life, drawing on the core strengths of her team.
" I'm part of a very talented group of women with many outstanding credentials. Just to be a finalist was a tremendous honor." said Ms. La Pietra. " As women in business, we recognize that diversity of opinion can transform technology and industry."
Carestream NDT's revolutionary technology, its first large-format glass-free detector, the HPX-DR 3543 PE, is an illustration of Dr. La Pietra's approach: collaboration is the source of success. She has steered the development of a technology, originally designed for a medical device, towards non-destructive testing, a completely different industry.
The new-generation glass-free detector is designed for durability and reliability in harsh environments. It is the result of collaboration between Carestream NDT and its customers, who have leveraged technology to meet unique needs. It solves a problem: the glass used in a detection panel could break, causing downtime and associated expense.
" With over 25 years' experience in research, I've discovered that one person's capacity for innovation can be multiplied by teaming up with another person, or better still, a team - it's the power of collaboration that can give birth to great innovation." said Dr. La Pietra. " I'm so grateful and proud of my team, for their dedication and multiplying spirit of innovation.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business recognize women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run worldwide. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year in over 100 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Start-up of the Year, Woman Helping Women and Women-Led Workplace of the Year. The winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards were determined by the average scores of over 200 business professionals from around the world, assembled in eight juries.