Mary Jo Cartwright
Director of Manchester Manufacturing Operations
Batesville Casket Company
Manchester, TN

“All of the awards received by the Manchester plant were special because they recognized the hard work and dedication of the greatest manufacturing team.   The group was never satisfied with the previous year’s performance and achieved improvement year over year.   I feel honored and fortunate to have led this amazing team.” 

Mary Jo oversees approximately 500 employees and a 360,000 square foot manufacturing facility, delivering great results in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost.
Mary Jo began as an HR manager before being promoted to Operations Manager then to Director of Manchester Manufacturing Operations.  Mary Jo’s knowledge, work ethic, high standards and commitment have set a high bar at the Batesville Casket Company for the past fifteen years.  Her work contributes to recognition of the Manchester Operation, both internally and externally, as an industry leader and winner of numerous awards.  Mary Jo recently received a letter and proclamation from the Governor of Tennessee, Bill Hassam, to thank Mary Jo for her outstanding years of service.

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