Our very own "Wonder Women" are leading the STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics)
Departments at Freeman Manufacturing & Supply!
Did you know Freeman's entire Technical Team and more than half of our Lab are women? We are proud to exceed the national average (24%) in hiring women into STEM fields. What is truly amazing is their contributions to testing, improving, and supporting our customers and products.
Here are some of the ways they work behind the scenes
to evaluate, test, and improve the products you use!
Wonder Women on the Tech Team   Wonder Women in the Lab
Linda Hatmaker
Product Manager
  • Assists customers, Sales, and Customer Service with technical questions
  • Evaluates Quality Control product complaints and issues
  • Manages Quality Control in product development processes  
What she likes best: Linda enjoys assisting customers with their technical questions. She especially likes helping them succeed with developing a new product / tool or improving their processes!
Cheryl Bayus
R&D Manager 
  • Oversees Research and Development in the lab, with an emphasis on new product development and maintaining integrity of existing products
  • Provides technical support to Sales, Production, and Customer Service
What she likes best: Cheryl loves developing new products and seeing them well-received in the industry for which it was developed!

Melanie Adkins
Product Specialist
  • Assists customers, Sales, and Customer Service with technical questions
  • Performs quality inspections
  • Tests new products in our training lab for usability and specifications
What she likes best: Melanie enjoys helping distressed customers solve technical problems to save their project as well as providing knowledge to new customers!
Meg Ashdown
Quality Control Chemist
  • Responsible for lab safety
  • Manages Quality Control of manufactured products and raw materials
  • Maintains and supplies Regulatory Compliance documents and SDS
What she likes best: Meg has been drawn to work in science, which gives her the tools to ensure Freeman produces high-quality products!

Monica Crum
Technical Sales Administrator
  • Answers technical wax questions
  • Performs quality testing for specialty and jewelry waxes
  • Assists wax distributors with technical documents
What she likes best: Monica loves seeing the new and unique ways customers use Freeman products in different applications!
Nicole Slavik
Senior Lab Technician
  • Assists in manufacturing instructions for the Production department
  • Trains and directs the Lab Assistants performing Quality Control tests
  • Assists in execution and testing of Research & Development projects
What she likes best: Nicole likes working in a hands-on lab environment, putting her critical thinking and problem solving skills to the test!
Have a technical question for one of these Wonder Women?
They are available by phone at
(800) 321-8511 opt. 5 during normal business hours. You can also email them here to get assistance! 
Shelby Regiec
Lab Technician
  • Performs quality assurance testing on waxes and Repro Fast-Cast Urethanes
  • Performs testing on raw materials
  • Records specifications for all materials and products
What she likes best: Shelby loves being hands-on – she has always been intrigued by lab work throughout school and being able to make it her job is very exciting!
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