Erika Swartz
Senior Process Engineer
Shaw Industries Group Inc.
Dalton, GA

“I am doing my dream job! At Evergreen Ringgold, we manufacture an engineered resin by recycling post consumer carpet via a highly innovative process. I am passionate about making the process better every day with creativity, collaboration, and continuous improvement. I’m proud to help Shaw build a better, sustainable future.”

In her current role, Erika is leading process development and innovation efforts for one of Shaw’s newest facilities where a group of Shaw Industries’ best and most engaged associates are executing an inaugural proprietary process integral to the sustainability efforts of the world’s largest carpet manufacturer. Her leadership helps to create and define the continuously evolving process as the company strives for continuous improvement. 
 
Erika serves on the Steering Team for the Shaw Women’s Innovation Network (WiN). She confidently presents her ideas and functions well in an environment where influence is not bound by title, making her an ideal candidate for this group. The team relies on her candor and unique insights when making decisions. She also serves on the WiN Outreach Committee, which includes targeted college recruiting for engineering positions and working with the Education Team to deliver business acumen training for women throughout Shaw. 
 
Erika has demonstrated a passion for leading and growing others both within and outside of Shaw Industries. Within the organization, she offers valuable mentoring to employees across the board.  External to Shaw Industries, Erika mentors 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls via the STEM Outreach program.
 
She is also a volunteer with the Southeast Climber’s Coalition. This is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving climbing access and environments for present and future generations. Her involvement includes coordinating volunteer and community fundraisers to help support their initiatives. 

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