COOKEVILLE – Encompass Manufacturing, a maker of plastic molded parts for over 35 years, has named Samantha Sherrell Cross president of the company. Sherrell Cross had previously served as the company’s vice president with responsibilities including operations, finance and human resources. She assumes the role from the company’s founder, Ricky Sherrell, who will take the position of vice president and continue to guide the company’s growth strategies.
Sherrell Cross holds an accounting degree from Tennessee Technological University and recently completed her Executive MBA at Vanderbilt University. She has served as a mentor in the Tennessee Achieves program, which mentors high school students interested in going into a technical field. Sherrell Cross is also a Kappa Delta sorority membership advisor. Kappa Delta provides experiences that build confidence in women and inspire them to action through the power of friendship.
In 2019, Sherrell Cross was profiled in an article entitled “Women Breaking the Mold” in the Plastics News magazine.
In a program championed by Sherrell Cross, Encompass Manufacturing has partners for the past two years with Second Chance Employment to hire and train various justice involved individuals, helping them make a difference for themselves and their families. This initiative has proven to be extremely beneficial both for the company and for the candidates who might otherwise not be given an opportunity.
Encompass Manufacturing has been manufacturing a wide variety of plastic molded parts for over 35 years. The company nurtures a quality-driven atmosphere that allows employees the opportunity to excel and grow their skills. Encompass serves a wide array of customers all over the world, from one-employee start-up companies to top automotive suppliers, with injection molding, assembly, vibratory welding, two-shot molding, a metrology lab, in-house tooling, in-house maintenance and numerous other capabilities. The company is ISO 9001 certified.