Ruth Dowling Coffman
Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece USA, Inc.
Ruth has been fully immersed in the industrial distribution industry for nearly 20 years. An executive with experience in materials management, global sourcing, sales and marketing; she values the broad range of experiences her career path has afforded her. In 2011, Ruth was hired by Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece Co., Ltd. to open a sales office to serve North America. Her current role as President of Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece USA, Inc., keeps her on the move between time zones, with the added challenge of her co-workers being half way around the world. Ruth’s enthusiasm for continuous process improvement, and lifelong love of learning, led to the study of Lean Six Sigma at Gateway Technical College in Wisconsin, where she earned her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 2015. Out of tremendous gratefulness and admiration for the leaders who mentored her, Ruth seeks to give back by serving on the board of WIFI. Ruth lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin with her husband, Byron, and their three dogs: Hamlet, Murphee and Rosie. You can follow Ruth on Twitter @ningbo_jinding.