Shelly has developed excellent technical and leadership skills over the course of her 23-year career at Johnson Controls. Today, she not only leads the day-to-day operations for lithium ion battery production, but also collaborates closely with product engineering and advanced manufacturing to establish long-term strategies in a quickly evolving market. Shelly is a leader with a proven track record when it comes to building a diverse, dynamic, and engaged team. She empowers her team to find solutions and encourages teamwork and communication while holding each team member accountable for delivering results.
Shelley mentors within her plant, across the organization, and throughout the community as well. The plant that Shelly leads is one of the most diverse in the Johnson Controls network. At her plant, she mentors all of the STEM-degreed female leadership team, and she focusses on developing talent beyond the business unit too. Finally, Shelly’s passion for mentoring others extends into the community. For the past several years, Shelly brought a team of Johnson Controls women professionals to the annual West Michigan Athena Award Ceremony to enable networking, and to give them the chance to share inspirational stories with one another.
Shelly demonstrates community leadership through an ongoing array of initiatives and roles selected to tackle some of the community’s greatest challenges. She currently serves as the Chair of the Tulip Time Board and on Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, with 1,476 businesses representing 65,000 employees in the greater Holland and Zeeland area. Shelly is respected in her community as a proactive, committed, positive leader.