Industrial Utility Efficiency

Dawn Ryan Selected as Women in Compressed Air, Vacuum & Cooling Networking Group Executive Council Member


Best Practices Magazines & EXPO is excited to announce the selection of Dawn Ryan as an Executive Council Member of the Women in Compressed Air, Vacuum & Cooling (WCVC) Networking Group. Dawn is a Project Manager at JHFoster, a compressed air and automation distributor located in Minnesota. She began her career in the industry more than 15 years ago. Dawn started at JHFoster in 2007 and spent 7 years as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator. After showing aptitude and expressing interest in the equipment sales process, she transitioned to the Capital Sales department, where she has continued to make a positive impact. Her customers appreciate her unique solution-minded approach to problem solving.

Dawn Ryan , Project Manager – Capital Sales at JHFoster, was selected as Executive Council Member, WCVC Networking Group.

When accepting this role, Ms. Ryan commented, “I am pleased to have the chance to help bring awareness to the opportunities in the compressed air industry. I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had during my career and hope to lead by example. I take pride in developing interpersonal relationships, and thoroughly enjoy the customer-facing aspect of my job. I’m very excited for the chance to network with my peers throughout the industry and hope to encourage others to consider a career in compressed air, vacuum, and cooling.”

Join us in our mission to provide women with personal and professional development opportunities including the ability to establish meaningful connections with their peers, gain valuable industry insight to further their careers and improve their leadership and communication skills. If you are interested in a leadership role within the group and would like to become a member of the WCVC Executive Council, please send an email to Kimberly Vickman, WCVC Secretary at


About WCVC Networking Group

The Women in Compressed Air, Vacuum and Cooling (WCVC) Networking Group provides support to women who have chosen or are thinking of choosing a career in the compressed air, vacuum or cooling industries and welcomes individuals from every job function – engineering, marketing, sales, human resources, finance, production and every job in between. The WCVC Networking Group offers quarterly virtual meetings and networking opportunities in the hopes of empowering women in the compressed air, vacuum and cooling sectors. The group will meet in-person annually at the Best Practices EXPO & Conference. Apply for your free membership today. Join our LinkedIn group.


About Best Practices 2023 EXPO & Conference

The Best Practices 2023 EXPO & Conference is the leading North American event focused on Sustainable, Safe & Reliable On-Site Utilities Powering Automation. Co-Located with Process Expo, the event takes place October 23-25, 2023 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Attendees come from engineering firms, manufacturing plants and equipment companies responsible for specifying, purchasing, operating, selling and maintaining on-site utility equipment in industrial compressed air, vacuum and cooling water systems. For more information visit