Branford, CT — When we think of manufacturing plants, often we imagine these companies being run only by men. But the truth is many women are successfully running manufacturing companies all over the world.
Marie-Louise Burkle is CEO of Autac, a highly regarded woman-owned manufacturer of high-quality coiled cords. Founded by Robert Burkle in 1947, Autac is the second oldest company in the industry.
“When Autac first started we were solely involved in the commercial trucking industry but diversified when the trucking industry suffered from overregulation,” says Marie. “Coiled cords can be found in medical facilities, aviation, toys, communication, automation and many other industries.
What sets Autac apart from the “Big Guys”? There’s extraordinary magic and precise attention to detail involved in producing retractile cords. Autac has the recipe for the best quality cords on the market today. Everyone else is still trying to figure it out.
“We are a boutique manufacturer of wire and cable. Our firm is filling a void that nobody else will. Small quantity, high quality wire with exceptional service” says Marie. “We effectively customize our products precisely to the customer’s request so they may purchase one of something instead of a thousand.”
Autac’s goal is to be the “go to” because of excellent customer service, high quality, attention to detail.
“Women can become accomplished in any job,” says Marie. “It’s all about your passion and what brings you joy and fulfillment. If you are drawn to manufacturing. then make it your career choice. They say well-behaved women rarely make history so make waves, make change, make history.”