Liz Fisher was drawn to the plastics industry in particular because of her previous background in automotive interior trim.
Fisher, a human resources generalist at Advanced Composites Inc. in Nashville, Tenn., worked at Commercial Vehicle Group Inc., which designs and manufactures cab-related products and serves OEM and aftermarket vehicle customers.
"I thought, 'How cool!' to be able to see another side of automotive, specifically plastic and being able to see the work ACP does in every vehicle I get into," Fisher said in her Women Breaking the Mold survey, adding that she is interested in self-driving vehicles.
Advanced Composites is a supplier of thermoplastic olefins and polypropylene compounds to the North American automotive industry.
Fisher said she is always surprised how far-reaching the plastics industry is — "everything it does, everything it's in and where it's headed."
Concentrating on creative recruiting methods has been among Fisher's career highlights, allowing her to make an immediate impact regardless of the company or industry.
"I am in a new role as a generalist, so my greatest challenge is taking all the experience I've had over the years and pulling them into this one role," she said. "Trying to incorporate all the skills and knowledge I've learned to make me the best human resources professional I can be."
Fisher said she wants to continue to grow in the human resources field, adding that things are always changing and she loves a good challenge.