Watlow’s Vice President of Human Resources Speaks at Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Event

5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM


Advanced Technology Center

On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 -15, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is sponsoring an event for human resources professionals. The “AME Champions for HR Excellence” program allows participants to see first-hand how three manufacturers have successfully applied lean methodologies to their human resources departments and overall business cultures. 

Participants will spend the two days visiting three St. Louis-based manufacturers including Cambridge Engineering, Watlow and Barry-Wehmiller. They will spend time at Watlow on Tuesday afternoon, and have lunch and a question and answer session with Sheryl Hicks, vice president of human resources. Hicks will speak to the group about the culture of an organization by defining what it is and describing why it is important. She will also describe how Watlow has developed and implemented “The Watlow Way,” which has driven a culture based on what people can do to create their own vision of the future. 

“I am honored that I will be able to speak to a group of my colleagues about the successes we have experienced at Watlow,” said Hicks. “The Watlow Way guides team members in all areas of our company to do the right things, always learn and improve, respect everyone and lead with service and humility. These values have fueled our growth and will take us into the future.”

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About Watlow

Watlow is a global technology and manufacturing leader that provides world class engineering expertise and innovative thermal products and systems that enable customers to thrive.

Watlow brings its experience to numerous industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.

Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 450 patents and employs 2,000 employees working in nine manufacturing facilities and three technology centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow also has sales offices in 50 countries around the world. The company continues to grow, while the commitment remains the same – to provide its customers with superior products and services for their individual needs.

For additional information call your nearest Watlow representative:


Phone: 1+ (800) WATLOW2, 1+ (314) 878-4600
Fax: 1+ (877) 893-1005, 1+ (314) 878-6814



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