Diane Bartels has been driving improvements to manufacturing practices at the Golden Valley-based Quick Coupling Division (QCD) of Ohio-based motion and control technology manufacturer Parker Hannifin since 1998. She directs the production processes across QCD’s four plants. Her leadership has helped the division achieve exceptional earnings and cash flow, even during the pandemic. A manufacturing industry mentor, instructor, and speaker, Bartels has hosted industry peer group meetings at QCD headquarters to encourage networking among Twin Cities-area manufacturers. She is also an active mentor to emerging female talent in Parker Hannifin.