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We are more than a flooring company – we are 20,000+ 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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  • Amy Tucker
    Director of Channel Marketing

    Why Shaw:

    The culture at Shaw is overwhelmingly the best of any place I've worked. There's not even a close second! Across the enterprise, there is an attitude of "you be you" that allows everyone to bring their best to every aspect of work. The culture inspires me to think big and cultivates individuality in every associate.

    What I Do:

    I lead the marketing teams responsible for our go-to-market channels of Builder/Multifamily, Mainstreet Commercial, Home Centers, Buying Groups, and Specialty Markets. We create all the marketing printed and digital assets, communication, advertising, etc. for these areas of business. I work closely with our business partners to develop a strategy that supports our overarching enterprise initiatives and goals. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I am creating a better future by bridging the gap between many areas of business. At Shaw, we are one family, one team with the same ultimate goals to accomplish. Working with a collaborative spirit fosters individual and enterprise growth. Empowering and encouraging my team to ask the tough questions and challenge the status quo, we continue to drive innovation and amplify results.

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  • Matt Morrison
    Communications Manager

    Why Shaw:

    One word: Culture. I have worked for many companies throughout my career, and never have I encountered one that invests so much in personal and professional growth as Shaw. The wealth of education, training and advancement opportunities within Shaw surpasses anything I've found elsewhere. It is refreshing to work for a company with such a diverse and inclusive environment that empowers its people to succeed.

    What I Do:

    I lead and work alongside one of the most dynamic and creative groups in the commercial division. Our team supports the division with strategic marketing, commercial contracts and sales support. We assist the domestic and global sales teams in their efforts to capture, negotiate and secure many of the division's largest annuity accounts.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by investing in my team's development, both personally and professionally. I strive to create a respectful and inclusive environment where our associates can develop the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the next level. For me, success starts with great employees.

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  • Tatum Sprinkle
    Talent Acquisition Recruiter

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw is an organization that brings people together, and makes each day an opportunity to learn, grow and give back. It is an organization that has provided me with meaningful work that I have a strong passion for.

    What I Do:

    I lead the recruitment efforts for Shaw's Early Career Programs. My team and I focus on creating a recruitment strategy, specific to those early in their careers, that identifies the right people for the right opportunity at the right time. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    Every day I have the privilege to recruit and develop the future leaders of our organization. Through our early career programs, we truly are creating a better future - one hire at a time. It is such an honor to do what I do!

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  • Nakia Sharp
    Production Planning Manager

    Why Shaw:

    It’s simple: the people. Shaw employs amazing people who are passionate about their work and care about those they work with each day. In my first year with Shaw, I became extremely ill and was hospitalized at a nearby hospital away from my family. I was utterly blown away by all of the visits, calls and cards from my Shaw family. 

    What I Do:

    I work in the production planning department with a team of talented people who develop strategies to ensure that Shaw’s healthy inventory levels meet or exceed our customers' needs.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by emphasizing one of our most important assets at Shaw - inventory. By keeping a curious nature and questioning our internal and external processes, I can challenge the status quo by introducing new ideas and best practices to the way we manage inventory.

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  • Meryl Stark
    Data Analyst

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has been a great place to start and grow my career. I have received ample professional growth and development opportunities through both Shaw’s internal training academy and the Dalton community. Shaw provides associates to take abbreviated assignments with other departments, which has allowed me to identify my strengths and find a position where I can thrive.

    What I Do:

    I work on a team that develops and supports software for Shaw’s manufacturing facilities. I write code, wrangle data, and most importantly, provide our users with tools to help solve all sorts of problems. As a business analyst, I ensure that users’ voices are represented in design and development discussion.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I thrive in an environment that allows me to develop strong connections with others. I am especially passionate about demonstrating to my colleagues the power of data and how technology can make a difference in their jobs. Additionally, I participate in two of Shaw’s associate resource groups - ONE and WiN - to gain additional training on best practices for leveraging unique strengths and experiences of all individuals.

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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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  • Kelly Guhne
    Senior Graphic Designer

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw genuinely supports and cares for its employees. The company provides its associates a great number of opportunities for professional development. I am so proud to work for a company that supports its community so strongly, always encouraging associates to give back through volunteering. Through Shaw’s support of United Way of Northwest Georgia, I have had the rewarding opportunity to be involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters workplace mentoring program.

    What I Do:

    I’m a graphic designer with corporate marketing and communications. I support the Shaw Flooring Network by supplying any graphic design needs for that team along with Shaw’s top retail partners.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I strive to make our customers happy, successful and better equipped to sell more products. From designing store signage, advertisements, outdoor boards and vehicle graphics, it’s always rewarding to provide retailers a creative boost that helps their businesses grow.

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  • Jesse Crawford
    Front-Line Supervisor

    Why Shaw:

    I have had the opportunity to work at numerous carpet and rug distribution facilities in Northwest Georgia, from Ringgold to Calhoun. Without a doubt, the one commonality between them all has been the people. I am truly blessed to work with such wonderful, caring people. My Shaw Family will always be near and dear to my heart. #ShawCares

    What I Do:

    I strive daily to exceed the expectations of our internal and external customers. With some guidance, this is accomplished safely and efficiently by my staff of highly trained and motivated associates. In the past, we focused on shattering our own records. Now, we are intent on shattering our competition!

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by supporting the success of my fellow associates through coaching, mentorships and development. Witnessing their personal and professional growth within the Shaw gives me the most satisfying feeling of accomplishment.

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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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  • Ashley Hyder
    Training & Development Manager

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw has always allowed me to be my true authentic self. I feel so supported by Shaw across all levels of the organization. Shaw continuously provides me with professional growth opportunities. Shaw is home for me, there is no place that I'd rather be!

    What I Do:

    I assess, design and facilitate strategic and progressive training and development programs that support Shaw's commercial business strategic objectives and initiatives through increased business acumen, skill development, and world-class learning experience for the commercial sales and marketing groups. In my role, I heavily focus on designing program curriculum for our commercial sales new hires as well as managing the sales trainee program.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I'm creating a better future by laying the foundation for our new hires and sales trainees. I am committed to ensuring they are equipped with the proper training and resources for a strong start at Shaw. It is my personal mission to ensure that they're given the best possible experience and feel connected to our Shaw family.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Curtis Callaway
    Content Director

    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 lead our internal video production studio. Through video, we tell stories that showcase our products to consumers, promote our company in the community and to prospective employees, and to inform our associates. We've become specialists in live video production as a means to bring our associates closer together in uncertain times.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    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, but we also get to share about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with our family and friends. Shaw is consistently the top corporate fundraising team for this event!

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. 

    I Can Be Found:

  • 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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  • Cody Hayes
    Senior Systems Developer

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw just feels like home. The things I love most about working here are the people and the culture. Shaw truly cares about its people, which fosters a great work environment. I started with Shaw as a co-op and ended up discovering a career.

    What I Do:

    I’m a senior systems developer with the IT samples development team. I work directly with our business partners to provide them value and ROI to their operations. As a full-stack developer, I get to work with cutting edge technologies that allow me to digitize Shaw’s enterprise.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I come from humble beginnings and know the struggles of getting a foothold in the corporate world. Shaw has given me a chance to give back as a mentor to our co-ops. Our team is assigned a co-op each semester, and I help them gain real-world experience through guidance of our day-to-day operations. Recently, a co-op I mentored became a full-time Shaw associate with our team. Proud moment!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. 

  • 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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  • Kellie Ballew
    Director of 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lindsey Basnett
    Shaw Contract Brand Manager

    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 collaborate with the marketing team to develop brand strategies, driving growth in all categories of our business. I create tools and training for both our internal and external customers. Working in alignment with many departments within Shaw, my role is to initiate and maintain these key partnerships in order to represent the priorities and vision of our commercial brand. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

     I get the chance to be creative by designing purposeful materials for the brand. Developing tools to allow our customers and associates to better understand products, initiatives and processes leads to growth in business for Shaw Contract. 

  • 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.
     

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • Tracy Corbin
    Director of Client Solutions

    Why Shaw:

     

    Our people, supported by a great culture, make Shaw a great place to work. We truly spend such a big part of our lives at work and it is so important to enjoy your work and those you share the day with every day.

    What I Do:

     

    I’m the Director of Customer Service, our team is an integral part of the Integrated Supply Chain here at Shaw. Our team works with many areas in Shaw to ensure our customers have the best experience possible. Not only do we place and manage orders, we work closely with all of the business teams in Shaw, including International, Speciality Markets, Turf, Home Centers, Custom, Commercial, and Residential. We do everything with the customer in mind, making sure our customers feel valued and appreciated.

    How I Create a Better Future:

     

    I believe in the growth and development of our associates. As a leader, one of the most important things you can do is make sure your team feels supported, appreciated, and challenged. We are in a people business and at the end of the day, when you focus on people, your team thrives, your customers prosper, and the business grows.

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  • Doug Dillard
    Content Developer

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw is a proven leader in the flooring industry. Shaw strives for growth and excellence by focusing on developing its people and making the best products while setting the bar for sustainability to make a better future for our associates and our communities.

    What I Do:

    As a Content Developer, I partner with many different areas of the business to design and develop interactive classrooms, training modules, job aids, e-Learning courses, and videos to meet their training needs. My job never gets old because I’m continually developing new training materials for all aspects of our company. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by positively influencing those around me. I desire to be a go-to person that can be relied on to develop training content that will help make associates safer, increase efficiency, reduce waste, and introduce new applications and processes.

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  • Winston Massengale
    VP, Automation and Engineering Services

    Why Shaw:

    Shaw’s culture of teamwork is the best! Shaw allows all of us to grow and develop as leaders to accomplish results that make the company successful. I wake up every morning excited to be part of the team that can make a difference. 

    What I Do:

    I am responsible for our Automation and Engineering services group. I have the great opportunity to work with some of the most intelligent people in the company to seek out automated solutions, design and execute engineering projects & develop methods to sustain our assets to deliver products to our customers.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    have the privilege to lead a group of talented engineers that are innovating and constructing the future asset infrastructure of our company. Our goal is to ensure that our company will be strong and viable for the next generation of associates and customers. 

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  • Lisa Woods
    Residential Marketing Manager

    Why Shaw:

    One word sums up "Why Shaw" for me - opportunity. I've had the opportunity to meet amazing people at Shaw, experience a one-of-a-kind culture where people are truly valued, received training from a world-class company that's received accolades for its training programs, and best of all I get the opportunity to do something I love in an industry that's embraced me!

    What I Do:

     I help drive the marketing efforts for the residential builder division as a marketing manager. My role encompasses both the multifamily and single-family business and I get to work with some of the most driven, successful, high-performing teams in the industry.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I recently took part in launching Floorté Wall Tile and Shaw Pure. Floorté Wall Tile is a vinyl tile suitable for shower walls. Shaw Pure is an innovative gas and liquid system for disinfection, deodorization and mold + mildew control. These products provide solutions for our customers and position Shaw as a total solutions provider.

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  • Knalidi Davies
    Human Resources Manager

    Why Shaw:

    Everyday I come to work I am challenged. There’s always a new problem to solve, improvements to make or projects (outside my field of expertise) to get involved with. I have a great supervisor and great team who challenge me to be better than I was the day before.

     

    What I Do:

     

    As an HR Manager my job is to be a sounding board for my managers, give advice, and keep them abreast of new laws. I also help my managers come up with creative solutions for our associates.

    How I Create a Better Future:

     

    I create a better future by hiring and promoting a diverse group of leaders. In the very short time I’ve been with Shaw I’ve hired four leaders and promoted three others. These leaders are women and people of color that are more than qualified; they just need a platform to shine.

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  • Roxzann Davis
    Learning Systems and Analytics Strategist

    Why Shaw:

     

     I love this organization and what it stands for. Honesty, Integrity and Passion are not simple words, but what we live by. Shaw is my second family and has been since 1995. It encourages us to have work life balance and excellence in what we do and how we treat others. These values have allowed me to grow as a leader and more importantly as a person. We have trusted global leaders that impact the world with innovative ideas that are put into action. All of this makes Shaw an exciting place to be a part of.

    What I Do:

     

    I impact the organization by delivering and tracking learning experiences for all associates. Ensuring that we deliver impactful opportunities to our people in a variety of venues so they and the organization continue to develop, succeed and are sustainable.

    How I Create a Better Future:

     

    My mission is to make people better at Home and Work by delivering learning opportunities to help them grow and reach their next level of success. 

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  • Bonnie Roberts
    Category Manager Assistant

    Why Shaw:

    I've had the opportunity to work with so many great people at Shaw who are focused on making our culture a collaborative and innovative environment that's supportive of professional growth. It's a work setting full of respect and passion for making things better.

    What I Do:

    I work with product development, samples, category, and marketing to manage the Shaw Floors market sample timeline and merchandising for our hard surface business.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I create a better future by seeking out innovative solutions to address our opportunities for growth and customer service. I believe through continuous feedback and collaboration with our sales team and business partners, we can truly create a better future for our customers, our people, our community, our company and our planet.

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  • Alexis Taylor
    Human Resources Representative

    Why Shaw:

     

    Shaw sets the standard for what it means to truly invest in its associates and communities. It’s inspiring to work for a company that makes volunteering a priority and encourages associates to do the same. Shaw embraces change, innovation, and diversity while empowering associates to be a part of its growth. You can truly find your purpose within this company and watch your goals blossom.

    What I Do:

    I support core HR practices and initiatives for the Integrated Customer Care, Global Sourcing, Business Solutions, and Production Planning teams. These groups are responsible for prioritizing the experience of internal and external customers while building key partnerships to support company growth.

    How I Create a Better Future:

     

    I create a better future through my participation as a Diversity & Inclusion Table of Contents Moderator and involvement with ARGs (Associate Resource Groups). I’m able to lead and engage in candid conversations that focus on common goals and challenges of diversity and inclusion. My participation has allowed me to connect with groups across the enterprise as we work to foster a culture of belonging where all associates can bring their authentic selves to the workplace.

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  • Rhett Smith
    Director of Learning & Organizational Development

    Why Shaw:

    I truly believe that this company, and it's leaders, view our associates as it's most important resource. While our equipment, processes, and technology shape how we work, our associates are at the center of what makes us who we are and what makes working at Shaw so special.  

    What I Do:

    In my current role, I get the opportunity to lead the Learning & Organizational Development functions at Shaw, by helping to build capability through people, systems, processes, and design to meet Shaw's business outcomes. In simpler terms, my team offers learning and development solutions throughout the enterprise which help our associates grow, both personally and professionally.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    Each and every day I have the privilege of helping to connect our associates with information, tools, and resources to help them grow in their current roles, get the promotions they seek, and develop their skill sets to continue to meet our business goals.

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  • Amanda Steele
    Communications Manager

    Why Shaw:

     It sounds cheesy, but it’s the people that make Shaw a great place to work for me. We’re such a diverse group of individuals and I love learning from others’ perspectives while still having my own ideas heard and valued.

    What I Do:

    I support our residential brands’ editorial and advertising efforts in the media, as well as showcasing Shaw’s many community and sustainability initiatives. It’s really rewarding to highlight the passion and hardwork of my colleagues and see the difference we’re making in people’s lives and our communities.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I try to do my part in creating a better future by showing up each day with positive energy and a productive mindset. I love helping people and making work fun, and Shaw provides me with multiple opportunities to do that everyday.

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  • Amanda Edwards
    Vice President of Enterprise Excellence

    Why Shaw:

     

     I am a Shaw fanatic! Day 1 I loved working at a company where honesty and integrity are foundational. I wasn’t raised in Dalton, but I love working and raising my family here. I see people I work with in the community and it strengthens my connection to the importance of our organization.

    What I Do:

     

     I am the Vice President of Enterprise Excellence (EE). Driving integrity in the quality requirements of our company-wide product portfolio, my scope includes product quality & systems, lab & technical support, and operational excellence. I strive to protect our customers and company by mitigating risk and providing a positive customer experience. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

     

    I strive to be an authentic and approachable leader. I provide an inclusive work environment and cultivate talent within our organization through WIN and mentorships. Chairing CRI’s SILC and co-chairing the 2021 United Way campaign, I ensure I stay connected to the needs of our industry and community.

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  • Meagan Scott
    Communications Specialist

    Why Shaw:

     

    I feel very fortunate to have launched my career with a company that truly values me, as well as my growth and wellbeing. Beyond supporting my career aspirations, Shaw also encourages me to lead in my community outside of work. I am so proud to be part of the Shaw family. It is evident through all of Shaw's actions that the company is truly committed to creating a better future. 

    What I Do:

     

    I work with various subject matter experts across the company to communicate pertinent messages and information about our products and services. My team and I write press releases, articles and more to ensure Shaw associates and customers are aware of current events, industry news and other relevant information. 

    How I Create a Better Future:

     

    Shaw is truly a special organization filled with so many outstanding people, all with inspiring stories. Through cross-collaboration with associate resource groups and thought leaders, I help craft and share their stories – Shaw’s story – to Shaw’s customers and media partners. 

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  • Scott Sandlin
    Vice President of Shaw Floors Sales

    Why Shaw:

     

    We are committed to doing the right things for our customers, suppliers, associates, and communities. We have our priorities aligned to allow us to focus on what is best for the future. 

    What I Do:

     

    I wake up every day and try to make sure we are serving our customers with the best talent, products, and associated services.

    How I Create a Better Future:

    I will create a better future through inspiring others to truly make a difference and allowing others to inspire me. The next generation of Shaw deserves the same opportunities that I have had.

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