Sheila Burtz
Manager, Production Control & Sourcing
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas 
Pooler, GA 

“Manufacturing is the recognition of ideas, engineering concepts and the execution of systematic processes of production. Each individual involved in the process can step back for years to come and recognize that past and present contributions set the stage for infinite possibilities. I'm very proud to be a small contributor.”

Over the past several years, Sheila has led many teams within  Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas to work together to build new processes, implement systems, and develop highly functional teams.  She has grown her own team from two to 29, all of whom embrace the enhanced corporate culture and work cohesively to garner business success.
 
Sheila began her career in manufacturing in 1989 as an entry-level receiving clerk.  She determined early on that to achieve her goals she would need practical knowledge, hands-on skill development, and formal education.  She credits her success in part to a professional mentor, who always stood behind her, reminding her of her goals and keeping her focused.  
 
Sheila is committed to using a similar approach to guide her team members today, and assist in their professional and personal development. She builds confidence and challenges each person to strive for lofty goals to avoid complacency.
 
Sheila’s straight-forward approach quickly resulted in respect and trust from all levels of the organization when she joined Mitsubishi in a management role several years ago.  Her reputation is not limited to the domestic plant, but extends to the parent company in Japan.  She has been offered positions of increasing responsibility, where she has excelled each time.  While Sheila remains to achieve business results, she also genuinely cares for her people’s well-being and recognizes the need for a life balance between work and family.

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