2018 Manufacturing Employee of the Year Winners


The South Carolina Manufacturing Employee of the Year Award was created to focus attention on the important contributions manufacturing employees make to their employers, customers and communities. The award winners, selected by the Manufacturing Steering Committee, showcase employee contributions in the areas of innovation, teamwork, community service and leadership.

We are pleased to announce the following winners for 2018:

Small/Medium Company Awards (fewer than 1,000 employees):

  • ​Production: West Vieau, Team Lead, Sargent Metal Fabricators
  • Support: Amanda Lovin, Supply Chain Manager, Volvo Cars US
  • Enabling: Tommie Cochran, Jr., Plant Manager, Pleasurecraft Marine

Large Company Awards (1,000+ employees):

  • Production: Janice Lawson, Deputy Vice President of Environmental Managerment Operations, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
  • Support: Sammy Davis, Safety & Training Facilitator, Milliken & Company - Allen Plant
  • Enabling: Christina Trainor, VP of Human Resources, Prysmian Group North America


The awards will be presented at the 2018 Manufacturing Day Celebration, sponsored by Jackson Lewis,  on October 5, 2018 at the Greenville Marriott.