process controller Alana Phegan wins at Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards
Bell Bay aluminumxa0Defeated the outstanding businesswoman for the second year in a row.Alana Phegan made history at the smelters, and when she was promoted in 2011, she was the first female process controller on site.Last week, at the Parliament House, she was awarded the Distinguished Tasmanian businesswoman operator or technician of the fourth annual Tasmanian women resources company.Mrs Phegan said the award was unexpected."It was a great honor for me to get recognized in this way.It's not always easy for me, I have faced many challenges over the past 10 years, but my determination has been rewarded. "She said.Before starting her career at the smelter, Alana Phegan was a barber.In 2007, the salon was sold and she applied for a process operator on site after the hours were reduced.Five years later, the Phegan MS was promoted to process controller, the first woman on site to do so.She is committed to guiding women and encourages them to seek employment in Bell Bay aluminum."Many of the women I 've interviewed, including my friends, think the job is physically challenging, not for them.I am determined to eliminate this myth because I have the same idea before I start working here, "she said."It's also to make sure that the next generation, women like my daughter believe that there are no roles other than them and that they can succeed in whatever they choose to do.Mrs. Phegan believes that her greatest achievement has not yet arrived."I am keen to be a crew leader, so my plan is to work towards that and equip myself with the necessary skills and experience," she said .".General manager Mrs. Ray Mostogl Phegan congratulated the award."This award is an amazing achievement that reflects the commitment and leadership that Alana has shown in the role played in Bell Bay," he said .".Mrs. Phegan will represent the state of Tasmania for the 2017 National Women's Resource Award, held in Launceston in August 31
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