W&O, a distributor of pipe, valves, fittings as well as automation and engineered solutions, announced the promotion of two associates: Lori Ulrich to Director, Human Resources and Tammy Emerson to President, Propeller Club of Jacksonville, in additional to her sales responsibilities as Account Executive.
Joining W&O in 2009, Lori Ulrich is responsible for managing the Human Resources department for W&O’s international branch network. Ulrich represented W&O’s interests during a consolidation of health care benefits at the Pon North America level, successfully executed W&O’s HR technology and payroll provider transition and played a vital role in the recent acquisition of EMI.
Taking advantage of W&O’s tuition reimbursement program, Ulrich recently received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Columbia College of Missouri
In 2012, Ulrich was recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of their “40 Under 40”. She is also an active member of the national and local SHRM chapters, both highly respected organizations for Human Resource professionals.
Tammy Emerson has been with W&O since 1988, but took a seven year hiatus starting in 2001 and returned in 2008 to become an Account Executive for the Jacksonville and Tampa branches, including the Bahamas. Emerson coordinates projects for internationally known shipyards, owner/operators, as well as the U.S. military
Having served in the military herself as an SKCS in the Navy for over 23 years, Emerson became involved in the Propeller Club of Jacksonville in 2009. Rising through the ranks and chairing several committees, Emerson was elected President of the club on June 19, 2016. Emerson’s presidency will last one year and her vision is to grow the club to include members from every segment of the maritime industry and retain current membership over her time in office.