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ZAGO Celebrates 30 Years & Being Woman-Owned

ZAGO Celebrates 30 Years & Being Woman-Owned
March 15
01:12 2023

ZAGO Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of sustainable sealing fasteners and switch boots in Newark, NJ, is celebrating 30 years and being a woman-owned business.

ZAGO was co-founded by married couple, Gail Friedberg Rottenstrich, a corporate attorney, and Harvey Rottenstrich, an electrical engineer.

Gail Friedberg Rottenstrich and Harvey Rottenstrich

“March is Women’s History Month, and it is only fitting that we recognize the pivotal roles women play in shaping the manufacturing industry,” says VP Jackie Luciano.

Luciano joined ZAGO 15 years ago as a part-time bookkeeper while raising her young children and advanced to a leadership role after earning her Rutgers MBA in Finance.

Founded in 1993, today ZAGO operates in Newark, the city where it started three decades ago, and employs 35 women and men hailing from different backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. Out of eight management-level positions, women occupy six of them. Gail serves as CEO and Harvey as President and Lead Engineer.

When it comes to leadership roles and owning a manufacturing company, women are vastly underrepresented, Gail Rottenstrich said.

“There are many qualified women in manufacturing and in other industries who can excel in this sector – but they have to see themselves in these positions,” says Gail.

ZAGO is now a woman-owned business.

“Both Harvey and I realized that ZAGO should become a woman-owned manufacturer to show women, explicitly and implicitly, what is possible.”

For more on ZAGO’s female workforce, click here.

ZAGO is Buy American Act compliant and provides sealing solutions to thousands of engineers, manufacturers and distributors worldwide. Web:

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