Mar 8, 2023

Baumer US Celebrates International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! At Baumer US, we are proud to say that 50% of our leadership team consists of women, including our newly appointed President Sophie Morneau. To celebrate #IWD2023, we would like to highlight a few of our inspirational women that work in STEM. 
Sophie Morneau: President Baumer US
Sophie Morneau

Sophie initially joined Baumer as a strategic market manager for the Americas in June of 2022 after having worked for Emerson for over 15 years. In January of 2023, she was promoted to President of  Baumer US, leading a team of close to 50 people. With a strong vision, Sophie is already making big moves, hiring new people and relocating the US headquarters to a space that is three times the size of the current location. Her favorite part of working at Baumer is developing and driving our growth strategy and ultimately, leading a team dedicated to supporting our customers with the best sensor product to meet their automation needs.

She has three pieces of advice for women working in the STEM field: 

  • “Tell your inner critique to take a break and try a stretch assignment – you can do this!”
  • “Raise your hand - Don’t wait for someone to notice you. If you aspire for something, ask for it!  Women are needed at all level of organizations, all the way to the top.”
  • “It is important for women currently working in STEM to serve as inspiration for the new generation.”
Amy Burnstine: Regional Sales Manager, New England
Amy Burnstine

Amy joined Baumer about two years ago with a truly unique background. She spent 20 years working as a police officer in Chicago after having served our nation as a squad leader in Iraq. She has also worked as an associate scientist at a start-up company with her master’s degree in organic chemistry. Her favorite part of working at Baumer is helping engineers solve application problems. 

Having worked in many male dominated fields, her advice to women is, “If anyone thinks you’re less than you are, either choose to prove them wrong, or choose to move on. Just don’t start to believe their words.”

Jessica Alexa: Regional Sales Manager, Michigan/Ohio
Jessica Alexa

Jessica joined Baumer two years ago as a field sales engineer and was quickly promoted to regional sales manager. She joined the Baumer family because she always wanted to pursue a career in Automation. Her favorite part of working at Baumer is that she gets to learn about a lot of different industries and technologies. 

Her advice to women is “Believe in yourself and trust your decisions.”


These are just a few of many inspirational women that work at Baumer in the US. Learn more about Baumer and its values at
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