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Marquis Who's Who Honors Stephen Sharretts, DBA, EMGSC, BA, for Expertise in Metal Finishing

Stephen Sharretts, DBA, EMGSC, BA, recognized as the chief executive officer of Sharretts Plating Co. Inc.

His vision includes consolidating approximately 100 metal finishing companies across the country while ensuring sustained growth for Sharretts Plating Co. Inc.

    EMIGSVILLE, PA, April 04, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Stephen Sharretts has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Sharretts has made significant strides as the chief executive officer of Sharretts Plating Co. Inc., a role he has held since 2018. In this capacity, he has been instrumental in pioneering new metal finishes that leverage cutting-edge technologies. Under his leadership, the company has expanded its offerings to include coatings on previously uncoatable materials like plastic and ceramics. His commitment to innovation is further evidenced by investments in environmentally friendly technology that avoids the creation or discharge of hazardous materials. Dr. Sharretts' tenure as chief executive officer is marked by a focus on strategic growth through mergers and acquisitions, as well as enhancing marketing and communication strategies.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Sharretts served as the vice president of business development at Sharretts Plating Co. Inc. from 1996 to 2018. During this time, he played a pivotal role in the company's marketing and rebranding efforts in 2006, which transitioned from traditional sales methods to electronic marketing via web platforms like Google. This shift allowed the company to reach a broader audience and adapt to the changing landscape of the early 2000s. Additionally, Dr. Sharretts was key in improving internal communication during the Great Recession, boosting employee morale by addressing their concerns and completing a project left unfinished by external consultants.

Dr. Sharretts' academic background contributed greatly to his professional success. He earned a Doctor of Business Administration from the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, where he focused on advanced research skills and evidence-based business problem-solving from 2017 to 2020. Additionally, he graduated with honors from Georgetown University with an executive master's degree in global strategic communications in 2016. His undergraduate studies took place at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in foreign language and business in 2003. Complementing his academic accomplishments, Dr. Sharretts expanded his expertise with a certification in Python for Data Science, AI and Development from Coursera Inc. in 2021.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Sharretts is actively affiliated with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers to stay abreast of developments in the field. Furthermore, he is committed to giving back to his community through donations to local Rotary clubs.

The influence of global perspectives on Dr. Sharretts' career cannot be overstated. His fluency in French and early exposure to international trade shows with his father provided him with invaluable insights into the global industry and metal finishing. These experiences have been foundational to his success and continue to inform his approach to business development and innovation.

Looking ahead, Dr. Sharretts aims to focus on mergers and acquisitions within the metal finishing industry. His vision includes consolidating approximately 100 metal finishing companies across the country while ensuring sustained growth for Sharretts Plating Co. Inc. This forward-thinking approach exemplifies Dr. Sharretts' dedication not only to his family-owned business but also to the broader industry landscape.

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