The global impact of COVID-19 on our people and the global economy is significant, and Watlow has taken a comprehensive approach to deal with the current crisis. Our contingency planning includes protecting our team members, communicating often with our customers and partners and maintaining the continuity of supply lines.

At the beginning of the pandemic, we set two priorities that guide our responses and decisions: the health and safety of our team members while continuing to supply essential products needed by our customers.

If you have questions about how the pandemic is impacting Watlow or Watlow’s response, please contact your Watlow representative. Q&A with Watlow’s Sheryl Hicks, Vice President, Human Resources

10/9/2018 12:00:00 AM



In August, Watlow, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, announced the acquisition of Yarbrough Solutions Worldwide, a premier provider of semiconductor equipment solutions used in semi-fabrication plants around the world. 

The acquisition arrives as Watlow reaches $460 million in revenue this year, with continued growth projected in the semiconductor-tool manufacturing arena, where Watlow supplies thermal technologies to process integrated circuits worldwide.

To accommodate that growth, Watlow is on an aggressive path to attract and retain skilled production and engineering workers – a path shared by many in the extended high-tech manufacturing world. EMS Now sat down with Sheryl Hicks, vice president, human resources at Watlow, to discuss the company’s response to the industry’s skills shortage and how it impacts Watlow’s growth plans.

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Sheryl Hicks