Melissa Parker
Logistics Supervisor I
Nalco, an Ecolab Company

“I am passionate about manufacturing because it makes an impact on the future. Manufacturing provides jobs and produces products that make life better for people.”

Through her deep level of experience and planning expertise, Melissa helped Ecolab’s Ellwood City location become one of the most reliable plants in the network. With energy and flawless execution, Melissa strongly contributed to improving delivery performance (SIFOT) to over 97 percent in 2016 and 2017. Following her promotion to frontline Logistics Supervisor in 2018, Melissa led her team to implement newly developed advanced planning enhancements to improve scheduling tools and techniques. Melissa was also part of a tactical planning team that addressed and corrected the returnable container crisis, which was integral to the restoration of customer service levels and elimination of the customer order backlog across the Nalco network. By working with her team to improve the process for washing containers, Melissa generated a savings of $60K annually. 

Melissa has mentored numerous female colleagues to aid in their professional and personal development. In addition to having coached and encouraged a female shipping clerk, Melissa is currently assisting in the development of a new female clerk and two female planners. Melissa embodies Ecolab’s leadership ideals and follows her vision to make the world a better place. She continuously develops her own leadership skills and recently led a portion of Ecolab’s frontline leadership training event.

Outside of Ecolab, Melissa’s volunteer efforts not only demonstrate her leadership ability, they showcase her passion for helping others and pride in the community. She actively volunteers with the Beaver County HAZMAT team, the Ellwood City Volunteer Fire Department, the Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG) emergency response team, the Nalco fire brigade and more. As an AMRG group leader, Melissa voluntarily trained two K-9 search and rescue dogs who have served in local agencies and is in the process of training another dog for criminal scene work. 

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