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We are more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people who are united in creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our communities and for our company. The success of our company, and the success of our associates go hand-in-hand. Learn about the people who make Shaw Industries a great place to work.

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  • Mario Rayes
    Recruiter - Talent Acquisition

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has been a part of my life before I even started working here. My dad worked and retired from Shaw. When it was time for me to start my career Shaw was an easy choice for me to make. The fact that I have the opportunity to learn and grow is what makes this place great. 

    What I Do:

    I work as a high volume recruiter in the Talen Aquisition department. I help several facilities in the Bartow County area hire entry-level positions, along with mechanics and electricians. I get a chance to meet a lot of people from different walks of life. It's great!

    How I Create a Better Future:

    Over the last four years, I have helped hire thousands of new associates. Seeing and hearing about folks that I helped get hired that are now growing in their own careers makes what I do special. 

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  • Sarah Smith
    Social Media Analyst

    Why Shaw:

    When thinking about my ideal employer, I had a lot of boxes to check off. I needed to be part of an organization that empowered its people, that was innovative and driven to succeed, that was a leader with endless growth, and that would give me opportunities to advance in my career. Shaw offers this and so much more!

    What I Do:

    I have the wonderful opportunity of leading the charge for Shaw Floors social media marketing. From content creation to paid advertising strategy, I ensure we have a strategic and innovative social media program that inspires, informs, and influences new and existing audiences from initial inspiration to final installation.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I have a deep passion for teaching others about the power of social and content marketing. I have hosted several training sessions, internally and in the community to shed light on the basics, including best practices for creative, platform insights, and the overall depth and breadth of this ever-changing channel.

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  • Tommie Mack
    Director, IT Systems Automation

    Why Shaw:

    The difference is our associates; the people you work with each and every day. It’s your family away from your family!

    What I Do:

    My team is responsible unlocking the power of people, data, systems and technology through self-service automations.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), we’re focused on allowing associates to use their intellectual business knowledge to create actionable self-service automations that integrate AI technology into their daily work activities. Doing so helps our associates to grow their talents and help make the company more efficient.  

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  • Teresa Tran
    Director of Soft Surface Portfolio Management

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has experienced growth in a climate of change by investing resources to be more innovative and supporting associates in reaching their full potential. Senior leadership empowers us to make good decisions even if it means failing mindfully, failing fast. After 24 years with Shaw, I know we can expect more change and am encouraged to be bold enough to pivot, change, evolve and grow.

    What I Do:

    I lead the soft surface product design team as well as manage the category. With my strong team, we design beautiful products that are brought to market with outstanding marketing support. We provide our sales team with the right product mix, sample vehicles, buying experience, and consumer solutions necessary for success.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I lead by example and always challenge myself through change. My goal is to make sure our sales team has the tools necessary to take care of our customers.  Through servant leadership, hard work and passion, I create a better future with solutions that meet our customers’ needs and financial goals.

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  • Aisan Khodaei
    Process Engineer

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw is full of great people who work together to take care of our customers and achieve success in many different aspects. The company provides support for its customers and its employees. I've been rewarded with many opportunities to grow as a result of the care Shaw takes in its people.

    What I Do:

    I am a process engineer in the commercial division for the extrusion backing line. I work on many different projects while doing my best to provide the most fulfilling and safe work environment for the people in my department. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    Making people happy is what matters at the end. I make sure to provide the best quality carpet for our customers and make sure they are satisfied. I also do my best to make people’s jobs easier and happier at work. My other passion is to help new engineers that join the company. 

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  • Jason Scott
    Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

    Why Shaw:

    I love the people I get to work with every day. We are an organization that is comprised of some of the most genuine, passionate, and hardworking individuals that you could ever imagine. Because we are part of an industry that is constantly changing, there is opportunity for continual growth and an abundance of variety in every day, in every role.

    What I Do:

    I lead the recruiting efforts for Shaw’s Manufacturing and Operations areas. My team and I work diligently every day to engage, attract, recognize, and acquire the right talent to provide business solutions through people.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    During my time at Shaw I have been part of recruiting teams responsible for the hiring of over 14,000 associates. My job allows me to connect great people to a great company day in and day out. I truly love what I do!

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  • Deanna Mathis
    Community Outreach & Corporate Giving

    Why Shaw:

    During my time at Shaw, I have grown both personally and professionally. Through the many educational and training opportunities, I gained valuable knowledge and experience that allowed me to flourish as a leader in my company and my community. I can honestly say that I love this company, not only for the many opportunities provided, but the people that make it special.

    What I Do:

     I handle Shaw's community outreach. I work with non-profit and community organizations to ensure we are Creating A Better Future for our local communities.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    Community development is my passion. Shaw's involvement with United Way encouraged me to volunteer and serve my community very early in my career. That involvement has grown over the years, and I am proud to be involved with local efforts to cultivate the arts, encourage entrepreneurship, and build pride in the local community. I am thankful to work for a company that has a culture of servant leadership and giving back.

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  • Russell Headrick
    Director, Financial Services

    Why Shaw:

    I have always enjoyed the culture at Shaw and feel like the core values align well with my own. I am very thankful that Shaw has invested in me as a person and how that investment has helped me both professionally and personally.   I feel honored and blessed to have worked with so many wonderful and talented people.

    What I Do:

    I lead Shaw's Financial Services Team. We support our many customers through the extension of credit, claims resolution, and accounts receivable management.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I can create a better future by ensuring we have a service culture that makes us the supplier of choice for our customers.

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  • Annie Cowart
    Director, Client Contact Center

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has provided me the opportunity for cross-divisional growth.  I feel challenged and empowered to bring innovative solutions to my work in order to develop successful business outcomes as well as improve personal development.  It does not feel like work - it feels like family, joy, and excitement daily.

    What I Do:

    I lead Shaw's Client Contact Center as well as our Residential Account Success and Consumer Concierge teams. These teams place all customer orders, track shipments, fulfill customer requests and improve the overall dealer and consumer experience by providing guidance on product selections, uncovering consumer insights, supporting continual account growth, and ensuring our retail partners are fully equipped and eager to sell Shaw product to their consumers.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I focus on the development of my team through open candid communication of purpose, goals, and development.  I am energized by challenging opportunities that lead to purposeful change, continual growth for our business, and a substantial focus on our people and our community.

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  • Jeff Wright
    Director, Technical Development

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has given me a place to grow and develop as an engineer and beyond. I have been included on the team for key projects including the development of EcoWorx and Plant CN in China which allowed me to use my technical knowledge while innovating something new and impactful. Shaw has provided me with a perfect environment to grow both professionally and personally by giving me the freedom to work directly with the people, process and experimenting with pretty much everything.

    What I Do:

    I lead our Commercial and Specialty Technical Development Team where we are always looking for how we can improve our products and processes. Whether that is looking at new technology, new materials,  incremental improvements or reliability of our manufacturing, I am in charge of staying ahead of not only our local competition but also the global marketplace.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by leading my team and my colleagues to build strong inclusive networks with members of divisions or departments where they would normally not collaborate. I push the boundaries and conventional thinking that lead us to be a great carpet company our first 50 years into becoming the premier flooring solutions provider for the next 50.

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  • Eric Taylor
    Government Sales Contract Administrator

    Why Shaw:

    During my senior year in college, a project for my Entrepreneurship class lead me to Dalton. I spent the entire semester conducting research in the area and this is how I learned about the company. I like that I have the opportunity to work for an industry leader and a company that is so connected with the community.

    What I Do:

    I am currently a  Contract Administrator - Government Sales  for Shaw Integrated Solutions and manage Shaw's federal GSA contract. It is rewarding to create/facilitate customer solutions and incorporate those solutions into legal documents; these contracts not only promote business growth, they also provide legal protection for our company.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I ensure the integrity in every legal document/agreement that I am responsible for, I create a better future by sharing my successes and failures with my teammate so we can all grow together and lastly, I create a better future by giving back to our community through organizations including United Way and Junior Achievement. 
  • Melissa Pateritsas
    Manager, IT Project Management Office

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has provided me the opportunity to learn and grow in many different roles, from manufacturing to information technology.  I have been able to move around in the company and take advantage of opportunities to learn from others daily. This has allowed me to expand my knowledge of the organization and approach initiatives with a holistic perspective.  

    What I Do:

    I lead a team of I.T. project management professionals that supports our company's technology infrastructure around the globe.  We strive to provide our business partners with technology solutions that allow them to be agile in meeting current and future business challenges.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    Shaw supports my desire to give back and that is how I create a better future.  I give back by mentoring others and participating in corporate-level initiatives that move our company forward. I support United Way by leading service projects where I can continue to nurture my desire to make a difference in the lives of others. 

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  • Ben Brigham
    Industrial Engineering Manager

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw provides opportunities that challenge my current skill set as well as an environment that fosters professional and personal growth.  The processes at Shaw offer a unique outlet for creative problem solving.

    What I Do:

    I continuously look for opportunities to improve the manufacturing process at one of Shaw's residential carpet facilities.  I also maintain and project the plant's financial performance and productivity levels. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I help create a better future by aiding in the creation of sustainable products, manufactured in a safe work environment, that exceed our consumers’ expectations.  This fosters quality relationships and a better future for our associates, customers, and communities.

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  • Ishmal Lewis
    Software Engineering Manager, CIM

    Why Shaw:

    I learned that Shaw cares about its people when the company began sponsoring my scholarship to attend college.  Since then, joining Shaw has given me the opportunity to work with industry leaders who have graciously become my mentors.  The company continues to challenge me to improve my skills and fully exemplify Shaw's core values of honesty, integrity, and passion.

    What I Do:

    I lead a team to discover, evolve, and implement technology solutions that empower Shaw associates to create strategic advantage.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by helping colleagues, customers, and Shaw’s greater community learn and benefit from technical innovation.  This means constantly challenging myself and those around me to push the boundaries of what’s possible to improve our quality of life and the lives of those around us.

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  • Ingrid Redmon
    Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Leader

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has made investments in me over time-  professionally, in the form of leadership training,  technical certifications,  stretch assignments, and personally, like graduate school tuition reimbursement and community outreach participation. With the pace of change, I have appreciated the purposeful development to ensure I am ready for the next challenge.

    What I Do:

    My focus is to spark growth through inclusive leadership. In order to grow, one must innovate. In order to innovate, one needs different perspectives (diversity) and a sense of belonging that one’s voice matters (inclusion).  By focusing on the behaviors that drive inclusive leadership, I can help our organization achieve our desired business outcomes.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by asking questions and connecting people in new ways. Other times it is about listening with purpose and empowering our associates to make a measurable difference. Knowing that diversity and inclusion are critical underpinnings to our constant evolution, we can leverage our people to stay relevant in the marketplace

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  • Lindsey Basnett
    Event Specialist

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has such an amazing culture that really contributes to helping you grow and develop skills that will set you up for success. The people and values of Shaw are what drive me day in and day out to do the best work I can.

    What I Do:

    I am responsible for planning all events, meetings and trade shows for the Shaw Contract and Shaw Hospitality brands.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I get the chance to be creative and help make an experience out of our brands for anyone that attends our events. This allows the connection between our brand and an awesome memory to be sparked in the minds of our customers and associates.

  • LaRuthie Mason
    Industrial Maintenance Training Manager

    Why Shaw:

    I’ve had the opportunity to work as a project engineer, plant engineer and I now manage the START maintenance training program. Each role was completely different, but I was still able collaborate with colleagues to solve problems, improve processes and implement solutions to make our work environments more effective and efficient.

    What I Do:

    I manage the industrial maintenance training program for Shaw Industries. We offer instructor led and online training classes for mechanics and electricians, as well as engineers interested in strengthening their maintenance skills.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I’m creating a better future by supporting a culture of innovation and strategic risk taking. My involvement with developing the Shaw MakerSpace will empower associates to experiment and pursue new ways of doing things.

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  • Jim Andrews
    Divisional Vice President of Manufacturing

    Why Shaw:

    I’ve had the opportunity to work with many great people at Shaw who treat each other with respect and have a passion for making things better.  I see the core values of honesty, integrity, and passion in action every day, throughout all levels of our company.  I also enjoy working for a company that strives to be the industry leader.  This has allowed me to invest in the latest technologies and get close to my customers so I can understand their needs.

    What I Do:

    I am responsible for manufacturing operations in Scotland, China, and the U.S. that support our commercial carpet tile and broadloom markets as well as our specialty, nonwovens, pad, and turf markets.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by working everyday to make our business model sustainable. While this includes decisions around equipment and product offerings, it also means establishing the right culture for success. I make sure we are taking the long term view with all of our endeavors and strive to balance the needs of the individual, the customer and the business.

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  • Joanna Cantrell
    Divisional Claims Manager

    Why Shaw:

    I joined Shaw after graduating college.  Being from Dalton, Ga. area, I was familiar with Shaw and wanted to work for a company that I was confident I could have growth opportunities with. During my career, we have experienced booming and lean economic conditions, but through it all, there have always been opportunities.  Being with Shaw now for nearly 20 years, I know I made the right choice!
     

    What I Do:

    I oversee and collaborate with a team that handles claims for Shaw and US Floors residential resilient products.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I am creating a better future through my involvement with WiN (Women’s Innovation Network), which supports the development of women leaders at Shaw by providing access to resources and opportunities that help drive successful careers.  I also am involved with a middle school mentoring program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. I am passionate about the positive changes being made at Shaw to ensure we continue to grow and lead the industry.   

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  • Curtis Callaway
    Content Director, Shaw Floors

    Why Shaw:

    I want to work for a leader, a company that is respected for its products and services. A company that is healthy, growing and has a vision for its future. A player on the global stage, touching markets around the world. A compassionate employer, one that genuinely cares for its associates, and wants to strengthen communities and causes that matter.

    What I Do:

    I work with a dynamic team that creates digital content for the Shaw Floors brand, including video production, digital asset management, and social media. It's a privilege to work with the entire Shaw Floors team as we focus on improving the customer experience across our digital platforms and touch points.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by connecting people and bringing them together. For several years now, I’ve organized a Shaw running team that participated in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend in Memphis. Not only does the team get to compete and do the thing we love, we also get to share about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with our family and friends.

  • Kellie Ballew
    Manager, Product Sustainability

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has given me many opportunities including a rewarding experience overseas as part of the technical start-up team for our carpet tile manufacturing facility in China. A world away and with limited access to traditional resources, we delivered a newly designed process that was fully operational and successfully delivered to the Chinese production team.

    What I Do:

    I support all company product certifications, eco-Labels, and product transparency claims for commercial carpet, resilient, fibers, and tile & stone along with their related sundries.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by doing the right things right. I believe in kindness, hard work and a shared responsibility to protect each other and our environment. My current role in sustainability allows me to influence how Shaw does the right things right for our associates, customers and the environment.

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  • Melida Wilson
    Marketing Services Director

    Why Shaw:

    I've worked at Shaw for 32 years, since I was 19 years old.  Shaw has provided me with many opportunities, and I've always felt a part of the family. 

    What I Do:

    I am Shaw’s director of marketing services.  I lead a dynamic team of marketing professionals that complete compelling proposals, negotiate contracts, develop marketing collateral, and create and manage commercial digital marketing. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    My passion is my team, and I am creating a better future by empowering and inspiring excellence in them. A great team can accomplish anything. My goal is to always exceed our customer's expectations, take on projects that stretch and grow us, and do more than we thought we could.  

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  • Robert Davidson
    Manager, Project Administration

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw provides its employees the springboard that allows us to make a difference.  In each of the positions I have held since joining the company in 2006, I have had the opportunity to solve problems and make the company better.  I enjoy coming to work each day knowing we have the opportunity to do that.  

    What I Do:

    I provide technical support for the development of and execution of capital projects and for the management of capital plan implementation in the Contract and Specialty Divisions. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    By developing and implementing engineering standards, durable technical specifications, and flexible templates in these areas, our team is redefining “the Shaw Way” for the development and execution of capital projects.  This toolset is a ready guide for engineers, saving time, saving money, and promoting consistency of outcomes.

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  • Desiree Perkins
    Vice President of Strategic Accounts

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw is an industry leader with a great reputation as a place to work, great products and great people. 

    What I Do:

    I am responsible for developing client relationships with a focus on architecture and design for growth with brands, owners and design firms. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by coaching and mentoring our sales reps to be proactive, accountable and candid in order to stand out of the crowd.

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  • Jay Henry
    Director, Innovation & Operations Support

    Why Shaw:

    I have regular opportunities to grow in responsibility and personal development and appreciate working for a company full of great people who really demonstrate the core values of honesty, integrity and passion.  Shaw does not feel so much like work to me; it feels like a place where I can exercise my passions for people and innovation!
     

    What I Do:

    I lead several enterprise functions including Strategic Innovation (market facing), Corporate Engineering, the CIM group (manufacturing technology), and Equipment and Process Innovation.  The group of technical business leaders on my team impact every aspect of the company, from Marketing and Manufacturing to Customer Fulfillment.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I focus on how we can innovate through the pursuit of strong relationships across the enterprise.  Collaboration can be our competitive advantage, and I believe we can grow our business, increase customer satisfaction, be more sustainable, and have the best workplace when we collaborate.
     
     

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  • Shannan Billings
    Global Sourcing Director of Raw Materials

    Why Shaw:

    Every day presents an opportunity to learn something new or help someone else. I am able to pursue my passions in problem solving, commodity market research, and working with cross functional teams to achieve business goals.

    What I Do:

    I facilitate the supply chain for new product developments by managing negotiations with multiple vendors and ensuring ongoing raw material supply relationships meet our needs and growth expectations.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by developing my leadership skills and coaching my team through challenging developmental opportunities while helping them realize their potential is unlimited.

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  • Amanda James
    Fabrication Manager, Hard Surface

    Why Shaw:

    Since 1990, Shaw has provided me the opportunity to learn, grow and develop and I have benefited greatly in my journey. I believe Shaw values its people, their ideas and their futures. I feel empowered and challenged everyday to be the very best that I can possibly be. My question would be, Why not Shaw?

    What I Do:

    I manage and oversee product launch processes for hard surface products. This includes ensuring assignments are completed on time related to product trials, testing, and installation method evaluation. I also monitor production releases and time to market.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    In the words of Maya Angelou, I strive to be “a rainbow in the clouds” for others - to reach, teach, love, respect, encourage, inspire, motivate, and empower them regardless of race, educational level, economic status, political affiliations, obstacles or hurdles. When you dedicate yourself to becoming ALL you were meant to be, then and only then, can you achieve it. 
  • Tim Baucom
    Executive Vice President, Residential

    Why Shaw:

    I was first introduced to Shaw as a supplier in 1985 and immediately experienced the difference between Shaw and every other carpet manufacturer. I was drawn to the people who create the infectious Shaw culture based on "honesty, integrity, and passion" and the unwavering commitment to enhance the local communities wherever Shaw operates. 

    What I Do:

    I lead the residential flooring business and am committed to reinforce a culture and environment where motivated associates do their best work. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I am committed to "servant leadership" which generates superior results through passionately serving others. Servant leadership inspires deep and profound understanding of consumers and end users and the opportunities for our flooring solutions to enhance their lives. 

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  • Bea Brahmbhatt
    Reclamation Manager, Commercial Division

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw cares about its people and its community and is led by highly-integrated, intelligent, energetic and successful leaders.
     

    What I Do:

    I ensure the cost-effective and timely execution of Shaw’s commercial reclamation service by developing and managing the post-consumer recycling of commercial products. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by creating and sustaining a safe, healthy and pollution-free environment and inspiring others to do the same. I get inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s quote, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." By diligently playing my role, I feel I am making a difference every day, creating a better future for myself, my organization and my community. 

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  • Troy Virgo
    Director of Sustainability and Product Stewardship

    Why Shaw:

    I started with Shaw as a co-op student while attending Auburn University. I stayed because of the opportunity to be involved in driving environmental excellence at Shaw. I also valued the company’s willingness to give new associates the opportunity to advance based on merit.

    What I Do:

    My group oversees voluntary eco-label certifications and product environmental compliance and helps direct green chemistry, product transparency and disclosure initiatives. I also often have the opportunity to speak publicly about Shaw’s sustainability strategy. I recently presented to a large group of Shaw’s European customers and was able to raise their awareness of our sustainability programs and share the product specific sustainability initiatives we have that are directly relevant to the markets they are in. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I am creating a better future by challenging conventional wisdom about what is possible to provide to costumers. I do this by educating our sales and marketing groups on what we can and are doing, supporting customer service in giving assurances about the chemistry and safety of our products, and engaging our customers directly on the great successes Shaw is accomplishing regarding sustainability. 

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  • Ashley Olson
    Design Director | Workplace Studio

    Why Shaw:

    I love working for Shaw because they are open to new ideas and offer a variety of experiences regardless of your position.  I work in design, but I also work alongside manufacturing, marketing, advertising and sales. This gives me a really well-rounded understanding of the company as a whole. Shaw is a company that cares about its people and works to help them grow in the areas that interest them. 

    What I Do:

    I lead the Workplace Studio team with Shaw Contract in conceptualizing and developing new and innovative products for the commercial market. We design both hard surface and soft surface flooring for a variety of workplace spaces and end use customers. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by conceptualizing and designing products that push the industry to rethink processes and imagine new possibilities in innovation.

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  • Torrance Ford
    Vice President Talent Management

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw continually challenges me to find ways to have an impact on business outcomes.  Throughout my career, I've had access to the tools and training needed to learn and grow to help move the company forward. Shaw values lifelong learning and consistently invests in the growth and development of associates at all levels.

    What I Do:

    I work as part of Human Resources in Talent Management where I get to attract, acquire, develop, and deploy talent across the organization.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I play an important role in creating a better future by focusing on Shaw's most important asset - our People.  Everything we do is accomplished through people and for us to do it well we must have great people.  My purpose is to continually invest in our people to ensure they are equipped to sustain Shaw's success.

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  • Kathy Young
    Vice President, Marketing

    Why Shaw:

    Each day I recount the impact Shaw has had on my life. I am inspired by our culture, but more importantly, by the people who improve me every day. I am also challenged, fulfilled and rewarded in every accomplishment. There is truly something dynamic and unique among us. Other companies try to replicate it but can't. The culture is a part of us, and it is our competitive advantage. 

    What I Do:

    I work with retail stakeholders to promote best in class consumer experiences in store and online through new approaches in brand marketing and simplifying the shopping process. In addition to my involvement in enterprise-wide innovation, I focus heavily on COREtec, today's most requested brand of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) in a highly disruptive flooring product category. 

     

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I am  empowering my team to let their expertise lead them in our goal to create demand for Shaw Floors and providing our consumers with a deeper awareness of Shaw, where every decision is made with them in mind. My greatest experience has been in sharing Shaw's commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in its fight to provide cures and save lives. I feel complete in exposing Shaw's heart to the world through our efforts. 

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  • Brandon Blair
    Sales Enablement and Communications Manager

    Why Shaw:

    I was looking for a career, not another job. Shaw provided me with a clear path to help me achieve my career goals. I knew it was a perfect fit for me from the very start.

    What I Do:

    I lead training around commercial technology systems including Salesforce.com, Google systems, and more. I am responsible for the technology training for new hires and our existing sales team both domestically and internationally.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I help those I work with look at ordinary situations in a different, more inclusive way. The most exciting part of my job is being able to build relationships with customers that distinguishes us from everyone else.
     

  • Brenda Knowles
    VP Commercial Marketing & Product Development

    Why Shaw:

    I have the opportunity to spend my time with the many the smart, talented, and passionate people that work at Shaw and who inspire me every day.  The focus the company has on developing people, and even more specifically, developing leaders has resulted in great career opportunities for me professionally and great personal growth as well.

    What I Do:

    As a member of the commercial business leadership team, I have the opportunity to develop strategy for growth.  I lead the commercial business marketing and design teams for both Shaw Contract and Patcraft including brand strategy, global strategy, product planning across soft and hard surface, innovation, and all marketing support and design services.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I empower my team to follow their curiosity, to learn from our clients about their needs, and then to innovate for design and performance leadership in the market.

  • Dennis Climer
    Commercial Insights & Revenue Optimization Dir

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has been a great place to work for me because of two main reasons: the people and the culture. My managers have put me in positions to realize success, and the culture is supportive of a process improvement approach.

    What I Do:

    I am responsible for the pricing and business intelligence activities in the Commercial Division that enables our sales and marketing leaders to make more informed and profitable decisions for the company.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I have the privilege of working with a team of people who are enabled to take risks in order to better serve our customers in the areas of sales and marketing.

  • Jeff Sasser
    Manager, Quality Engineering

    Why Shaw:

    I have been with Shaw for more than 25 years and have had the opportunity to experience working with great people at every stop along the way. I have also been afforded the opportunity to work in several different manufacturing facilities and job positions that have kept the journey interesting and challenging. Combined together (people and opportunity) has helped me want to stay at Shaw.

    What I Do:

    I am currently the QE Manager at Plant 4 in Dalton. My role is to interact with all levels of associates internally and externally to help insure we are all on the same page in terms of quality related to the products produced at Plant 4.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    Recently I spoke to a class at Dalton State and was able to share information about Shaw and flooring manufacturing, as well as the importance of quality and listening to the customer. Through this opportunity, I was able to introduce young people to Shaw so they can potentially become future leaders for our company.
     

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  • Fleurette Fitch
    Director of Corporate Quality

    Why Shaw:

    I have been with Shaw for 13 years.  I enjoy working for Shaw because of the opportunities for career growth.  I am in my sixth different position with the company, all of which have been promotions.  I feel that Shaw values its employees and truly demonstrates that people are its greatest asset.

    What I Do:

    I work with the commercial quality engineering managers, research and development, marketing, sales and the claims departments to ensure Shaw's commercial carpet meets and exceeds our customer's expectations and that our commercial carpet product complies with all regulatory and voluntary certification requirements. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I am creating a better future by providing my team with the tools and resources needed to empower them to make decisions that will strengthen and grow the commercial carpet business.

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  • John Stephens
    Vice President Marketing, Shaw Contract

    Why Shaw:

    Every day I get joy and meaning from working with people I am inspired by and the impact Shaw Contract has on our clients and the mission of the spaces our products improve.  

    What I Do:

    I lead the brand, product and market-based sales strategy for Shaw Contract. As a global floor covering brand, Shaw Contract provides carpet and hard surface products to commercial customers around the world. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    Through the products and programs we develop and support, I impact how patients heal, how children learn and the quality of people’s lives. What we do, by design, creates a better lives for our customers and our communities. 

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