Every March is Women's History Month and we'd like to quote our Director of Plant Operations at Accuform, Stephanie Adams. “Women should take every opportunity to move up in any organization…. all you have to do is prove yourself.”
Rewind to 22 years ago when Adams first walked into Accuform – armed with a clear vision of where she wanted to go, she knew Accuform would help her get there. She envisioned herself growing with a company she loved - one that became instant family - and climbing up to the management level within five years.
Adams started her journey to success at the front gate to the customer experience – as a receptionist and what Accuform calls Director of First Impressions. Since then she’s had five management positions at Accuform, ranging from Account Manager, Inside Sales Manager, Purchasing Manager, Assistant Plant Manager, and is now thriving in her current role, Director of Plant Operations.
Early on, Accuform recognized Adams’ hard work, leadership ability, and methodical approach to overcoming obstacles and understood that she would be a genuine asset to the company.
Adams’ decision to embrace challenges and learn new things created a platform for working with different people to achieve goals. Adams’ ability to find ways to work around obstacles - whether it was moving work to another piece of equipment, sharing resources from other departments, working through the issues with team members, or shifting schedules for maximum capacity – had proven invaluable.
But for Adams, the most rewarding part of her job is the people she works with and seeing the plant run like a well-oiled machine.
“Success is defined differently by everyone, but I think success is measured not only in big accomplishments but even in the tiniest of steps. Any move in a positive direction is success, no matter how big or small. 100% success is the continuous improvement until no more improvement can be made,” she said.
Looking forward, Adams sees Accuform diversifying in product offerings and customer base. She knows they’ll continue to grow and with her remarkable team, they’re already well ahead of the curve.
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