Judy Wojanis
Wojanis Hydraulic Supply Company, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA

"Jim Wojanis, my deceased husband, is my role model. He was an innovator, a natural teacher and a risk-taker. His creativity and willingness to pursue his dreams in tangible ways had a profound effect on the person I am today. My professional and personal growth has come from setting goals and taking risks, and he taught me that the greater the risk, the greater the reward."

Judy Wojanis has been at the helm of Wojanis Supply Company, a business started in 1980 that has grown exponentially and is now included in the Industrial Distribution Top 50 Small Distributors in the U.S., since 2004.   Under Judy’s leadership, the corporation has grown from ten employees to up to twenty-five, and doubled revenues from $3 million to $6 million.  Judy took over management of the business with a small core group of loyal employees after her husband passed away unexpectedly.  She immersed herself in the daily efforts of the business and factored eachdecision with growth and longevity in mind.

She has always been a strong advocate for her community and the westernPennsylvania region. Judy has held leadership positions on a variety of boards toshare her knowledge, experiences, and act as a role model.  Wojanis has also been the main sponsor of theFluid Power Challenge in the Pittsburgh area. This competition challengeseighth grade students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power.  The event has grown overthe years and most recently was held at the Greater Pittsburgh Carpenter’sUnion facility, with 20 teams of boys and girls competing.   Judy’s perseverance and commitment tosupporting the business her husband started are demonstrated through a highlysuccessful corporation that’s always striving to deliver better products tolarger markets, as well as by her dedicated staff.

© 2019 Manufacturing Institute
733 10th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001