||St. Louis, MO — Watlow, a manufacturer of complete thermal systems, recently promoted Sheryl Hicks to vice president of human resources. Hicks joined Watlow in 2001 as human resources manager for the company's Richmond, Illinois facility. Over the past 12 years, she has supported many different segments within the organization including the sensor and cast-in heater lines of business, the Diesel emissions strategic business unit, and was also the key business partner to the continuous improvement (CI) team. She has also helped facilitate many initiatives including creating the Learning Center, defining the roles, responsibilities and structure for MDI (Managing for Daily Improvement) and recommending new principles for guiding Watlow's leaders. Before accepting the position of vice president, Sheryl was the director of human resources and organizational development.