Senior Director, Product Management and Marketing, Water Heating Division, Rheem Manufacturing Company
As the Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, Stacey is responsible for product management, project management, product marketing, application engineering and training for Rheem’s Water Heater Division. Stacey joined Rheem in 2013 as Director of Product Management and within five years she got promoted to Senior Director. Stacey considers this a major accomplishment – especially since she’s always worked in a male-dominated industry.
Prior to Rheem, she worked for eight years at Whirlpool Corporation where she held numerous leadership and management positions in product management, trade marketing, and category management. Prior to Whirlpool, Stacey worked as a manufacturing engineer at General Motors.
"I have two main recommendations for women climbing "the ladder". First, remember that you deserve a seat at the table as much as anyone else in the room," said Stacey. “The second key to success is to surround yourself professionally and personally with those who support your aspirations and seek out great male and female mentors.”
Stacey believes females fit well in the HVACR industry because many women are great at building strong customer connections and are always thinking of solutions to improve comfort at home.
Stacey has a master’s degree of business administration (MBA) in marketing and general management from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. Stacey resides in the Atlanta area with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling, entertaining and going to concerts.