Mary Alice Bowers Named Human Resource Professional of the Year by Greenville Society for Human Resource Management

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – January 22, 2019 – Mary Alice Bowers, vice president of human resources for T&S Brass and Bronze Works, was honored as the Human Resource Professional of the Year for 2018 by the Greenville Society for Human Resource Management (GSHRM).

The award recognizes excellence in the human resource profession, honoring those who contribute to organizational success, advance the profession and demonstrate innovation in their role.

“As we reviewed Mary Alice’s nomination, the award committee couldn’t help but take notice of the caliber of work she was doing and the kind of person she is,” said Gail De Priest, chair of the GSHRM award committee and Clemson MBA director of corporate relations. “In particular, her work supporting T&S Brass as it has grown into a global company speaks volumes about her capabilities and her commitment.”

As a member of the T&S executive team, Bowers has spearheaded efforts to ensure a knowledge succession plan within the T&S workforce and participated in the acquisition of and integration with Italy-based manufacturer Klarco. She also led T&S to be named a Top Workplace in South Carolina for 2018.

“Everyone on our growing T&S team has Mary Alice to thank for helping us create and maintain an engaging, thriving and safe workplace,” said Claude Theisen, T&S president and CEO. “She is an excellent and esteemed leader, and we are proud to see her win this well-deserved award.”

Bowers will go on to compete for the state HR Professional of the Year award presented by the South Carolina SHRM State Council.

Bowers has been with T&S since 1991 and in her role as vice president of human resources since 2006. She is involved in several community organizations, including the North Greenville University Business Education Partnership, Greenville Technical College Northwest Campus Advisory Board and Three Rivers Baptist Association Personnel Committee.

About T&S Brass
T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. has been a leader in providing innovative equipment solutions to the foodservice and plumbing industries for more than 70 years — since 1947 — when it developed the first pre-rinse unit. Today, with facilities on the east and west coasts of the U.S., in Shanghai, China and in Europe, T&S leads the way in environmental initiatives from eco-friendly manufacturing processes to development of award-winning water- and energy-conserving products. T&S is among the first commercial plumbing manufacturers to be registered by UL to ISO 9001 Certification, the most stringent a corporation can receive. For more information, go to

About Greenville Society for Human Resource Management (GSHRM)
GSHRM is an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society. SHRM is the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals, providing education, thought leadership, certification, community and advocacy to enhance the practice of human resource management and the effectiveness of HR professionals in the organizations and communities they serve. Learn more at

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