Cathy Sparks

Production Supervisor – 3rd shift
Somic America, Inc.
Wytheville, VA

Cathy was nominated by Michele Campbell, HR Manager at Somic America, Inc. Michele had the following to say about Cathy:

As someone who has worked alongside Cathy for many years at Somic America, I can attest to her remarkable dedication and leadership as a Production Supervisor. Over her 17-year tenure, Cathy has managed a large team of hourly production employees with grace and efficiency, overseeing various departments including Quality, Maintenance, and Production Control. Despite the challenges of running third shift with limited administrative support, Cathy excels in her role, making critical production and planning decisions while prioritizing the safety and well-being of her team.

Cathy’s exceptional communication skills and no-nonsense approach have earned her the respect and admiration of her peers and employees alike. She fosters a culture of excellence and development, mentoring inexperienced supervisors and fostering strong working relationships with her colleagues. Her reliability, expertise, and natural leadership make her a trusted confidante and advisor, both personally and professionally. Cathy’s impact on retention, machine downtime, and overall culture at Somic America is undeniable, making her an invaluable asset to our organization.


*All information taken from submission nomination form.