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Holly Gotfredson - MCS Influencer

President and Owner of American Metalcraft and Finishing Dynamics

Holly Gotfredson has been a part of both American Metalcraft and Finishing Dynamics for 19 years, now serving as President and owner of both companies. She purchased American Metalcraft Inc. in 2017 and Finishing Dynamics in late 2021. As a second-generation owner of two family businesses, she knew she had big shoes to fill and took that responsibility very seriously. Initially, she started off as part of the office staff, working hard with what she was given and with a desire to learn more about the metal manufacturing and coating process. She had great mentors through her family members and key staff that helped grow her knowledge and experience. With a background in art, marketing and accounting, she possessed the creative, critical and analytical thinking skills that are so important in the manufacturing world. As she moved up into several leadership roles, she was instrumental in bringing both brands to the forefront of the industry through business development, continuing education class design, marketing campaigns and networking. She created an aggressive business plan that resulted in record breaking sales, unmatched in the history of both companies. She’s been recognized as a leader in her field with awards from Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating Magazine, the CSI Southeast President’s Award and most recently, a Women of Achievement Tribute Honoree. She is part of AIA Atlanta, Construction Specification Institute, ABC of Georgia, National Association of Women In Construction and RAINA (Rainscreen Association in North America). Currently she serves as Secretary of the CSI Atlanta Chapter as well as the CSI Southeast Region. In 2021, she completed her CDT certification (construction document technician) through the Construction Specification Institute. Holly is passionate about sharing the career opportunities that are available in the manufacturing world – especially to young women. She is part of the Board of Directors for the Architecture Foundation of Georgia – a non-profit that provides scholarships to students seeking a career in architecture as well as on the Advisory Board for She Built This City – a non-profit that seeks to raise awareness of careers in the trades and construction for women, as well as provide training in the trades and career placement. Several times a year, she presents about the career options available in manufacturing and the A/E/C world to middle and high school students.