Watlow® Announces New Vice President, Human Resources

Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, recently promoted Sheryl Hicks to vice president of human resources.

Hicks joined Watlow in 2001 as human resources manager for the company’s Richmond, Illinois facility. Over the past 12 years, she has supported many different segments within the organization including the sensor and cast-in heater lines of business, the diesel emissions strategic business unit and was also the key business partner to the continuous improvement (CI) team. She has also helped facilitate many initiatives including creating the Learning Center, defining the roles, responsibilities and structure for MDI (Managing for Daily Improvement) and recommending new principles for guiding Watlow’s leaders. Before accepting the position of vice president, Sheryl was the director of human resources and organizational development.

“For the past year and a half, Sheryl has been working closely with Watlow’s executive team, and has done an excellent job helping us understand the importance of our Watlow Way culture, how to create greater clarity and cohesiveness toward product leadership growth and how to organize to deliver our value proposition,” said Peter Desloge, Watlow CEO. “With Sheryl’s knowledge and experience with Watlow, and her extensive background in human resources and organizational development, she is the ideal candidate to take over as our new vice president of human resources.” Hicks holds a Bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree in human resources development from Webster University. In addition, she has achieved both Bronze and Silver certification through the Watlow/Simpler Lean training program.

About Watlow

Watlow designs and manufactures industrial heaters, temperature sensors, controllers and supporting software as well as assemblies - all of the components of a thermal system. The company partners with its customers to optimize thermal performance, decrease design time and improve efficiency of their products and applications.

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 200 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 15 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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