Sharon Haverstock Bio
Sharon has a passion for forging and manufacturing where she spent over 36 years prior to retiring from Scot Forge as Executive Vice President in 2013.
In 1980, after a four-year start to her career in metals at A.M. Castle, a steel service center, Sharon began her long-term forging association at Scot Forge, a leading custom manufacturer of metal open die and rolled ring forgings.
At Scot Forge, she started in inside sales, then held various other positions in sales, marketing, purchasing and operations with increasing leadership roles, including several VP roles - Marketing, Plant Manager (Clinton, WI plant), and Ringmasters joint venture (Wayne, MI). She was named Executive Vice President of Scot Forge in 2001.
Sharon was elected to the Scot Forge Board of Directors in 1991 and the Ringmasters Board in 1996 and served until her retirement. She served on the Forging Industry Association's Board as Director for the 1994-1999 term and thereafter on the Association's Nominating Committee. Sharon also served on the American Gear Manufacturers Association Board of Directors and currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington DC.
Sharon is currently President and Managing Member of Haverstock & Associates LLC, offering consulting/advisory services for the advancement of women to leadership and executive roles within the metalworking industry. She Chairs the Committee for the Forging Industry Women's Scholarship and actively serves as a mentor to award recipients and select women targeted for advancement by company executives.
She holds a Business degree (BBA '76) with a concentration in marketing from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN) and completed the Kellogg School of Management's "Women's Director Development Program" at Northwestern University.