Casse Rose
Director of Quality, Americas North
Owens-Illinois Inc. 


“In this fast-paced, always changing manufacturing career, I’ve had the great opportunity to continually grow and learn. I come to work each morning sharing a passion for excellence with my peers knowing that today we will produce millions of products that will supply the consumer market.”

In Casse’s more than 20 years with O-I, she has held various manufacturing and quality management positions. Casse’s diverse perspective and industry expertise have played a key role in the success of many projects. For example, as Director of Quality, Americas North, Casse worked with a cross-functional team to onboard a new customer, along with a new glass container product. The production process required to manufacture the requested jar challenged historical limitations, yet thanks to Casse and her team’s collaborative efforts, the desired container was produced with exceptional performance at fill locations. These efforts resulted in sales of over $13M annually, with an estimated growth rate of up to 50 percent over the next three years. 

Casse helps develop emerging talent within O-I by taking an active role in the company’s Manufacturing Development Program. She routinely provides support, guidance and advice to both young women and men to help shape the future of her industry. Casse has led numerous internal initiatives to foster professional development opportunities, including one that facilitates collaboration between the 150 team members at Casse’s facility. Within this group, Casse sought out a high potential female employee who not only ended up played a vital role in bringing its mission to life, but has since accepted additional responsibilities and a new position within the organization thanks to Casse’s guidance. 

Outside of her work with O-I, Casse supports the community in many ways ranging from participating in a local Mom’s group to serving as a contributing member of the United Way of Greater Toledo. Casse hopes to provide guidance to young women in engineering through her affiliation with her sorority, Phi Sigma Rho, which is comprised of females in engineering. She also planned a neighborhood event to share the warmth of the holidays with over 200 neighbors—a testament of her desire to create a strong sense of community.

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