The WCVC Networking Group is operated by Smith Onandia Communications LLC., the publisher of the family of Best Practices Magazines and the producer of the Best Practices EXPO & Conference.
The WCVC Networking Group was founded in June 2023 and already has 100+ members! It is led by an Executive Council of volunteer professionals with experience working in the compressed air, vacuum and cooling industries.

WCVC Networking Group Executive Council

Ashley Gates
Ashley Gates Co-Chair
Vice President Marketing and Communications, Brand Portfolio at Quincy Compressor

Ashley has over 17 years’ experience working in the compressed air industry. She is extremely excited to be part of this new organization and looks forward to establishing meaningful connections with her peers and growing the network of Women in Compressed Air, Vacuum and Cooling.

Jennifer Ramirez
Jennifer RamirezCo-Chair
Former Vice President Direct Sales, Sullair

Jennifer has 27 years of experience in the compressed air and gas industry. She is pleased to join as co-chair of the Women in Compressed Air, Vacuum & Cooling Networking Group and wants to increase the presence of women leaders in our industry.

Kimberly (Vickman) Hill
Kimberly (Vickman) HillSecretary
Sustainability Events & Operations Manager,
Best Practices Magazines & EXPO

Kimberly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science as well as a Master of Business Administration.

Heather Mitchell
Heather MitchellExecutive Council
Senior Product Manager Air Treatment-Compressor Brands, Ingersoll Rand

Heather has 11 years of experience in the compressed air industry and feels that this is a great platform for the women in the industry.

Dawn Ryan
Dawn RyanExecutive Council
Technical Proposal Manager – Sauer Compressors USA

Dawn has been involved in the compressed air industry for 16 years and is passionate about sharing her experiences and developing relationships with her peers.

Leslie Enright
Leslie EnrightExecutive Council
Owner, Canuck Industrial Group

Leslie is a forward-thinking operations executive with over 25 years expertise in strategic planning, operations, and people management. Leslie joined the compressed air industry in 2014 as part of a new family-owned compressed air business, Canuck Industrial Group.


We need you! If you want to be part of the Executive Council, please contact Kimberly Hill kimberly@airbestpractices.com.