Everyday Leggett Life in Paris, France

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“During a recent audit trip to France, I saw this gorgeous sunset over Hardelot Beach. This is a seaside town along the English Channel.” Kevin Curtis, Senior IT Auditor in Internal Audit. [Neufchâtel-Hardelot, France]

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“I’m thankful for the impact of L&P products around the world, so that I’m able to travel for work and see sights like the Eiffel Tower.” Kevin Curtis, Senior IT Auditor in Internal Audit. [Paris, France]

Want to see more #EverydayLeggettLife photos? Check out the beginning of our new series, and stay tuned for more employee photos from around the world.

New Series: Everyday Leggett Life

We’ve said it before, but we have the most incredible employees at Leggett & Platt. Our people live and work all around the world, bringing unique backgrounds and expertise to their roles. Though we all work for the same company, what we see and do every day is exceptionally diverse.

This series will celebrate that diversity. We’ll feature photos taken by our very own employees—from China to Mexico and everywhere in between—showcasing snapshots from their day-to-day work lives. From the top of a neatly (or not-so) organized desk to a sunny view out an office window, or from folks working together on a production floor to relaxing on a lunch break – this is #EverydayLeggettLife!

“I drove to work in rush hour traffic every day for years. Now on my way to Leggett, I drive backroads with scenery like this!” Ken Southwick, Senior Designer at Creative Services. [Carthage, Missouri, USA]

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Employee Spotlight: How an Engineer and His Team Built a Startup Electronics Lab (And What’s in Store for the Future)

Life is about taking risks, and a startup can be just that. When Eric Miller, Electronics Engineering Manager at L&P, was hired to launch an Electronics Lab for our Adjustable Bed Group in Kansas City, MO, he knew he would be in for a challenge. Eric had been working on his master’s degree in Engineering Management when he was contacted by Leggett. “As part of my coursework,” he said, “I had done a lot of in-depth studies on startup companies and entrepreneurs, and I found the idea of starting something from the ground up very appealing.”

Eric took the risk and joined L&P in April 2016, ready to embrace a “different kind of challenge.” Eric has always been interested in management, but at the same time, he considers himself an engineer at heart. “With this opportunity,” he said, “I saw a chance to jump into a management role while still be a part of the design process. I just couldn’t pass it up.”

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Eric (left) with Patrick Millar, Senior Software Engineer for the Electronics Lab.

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Employee Spotlight: How a Trade Show Manager is Engineered to Flow

Selfless, lively, and zealous perfectly describe the personality of the Exhibit Solutions Manager Sharon Baird. She speaks with the same energy and joy while describing her children and grandchildren as she does while detailing her day-to-day at L&P.

Sharon Baird in her bright and colorful office space.

Sharon’s colorful office walls showcase her keen ability to organize!

As Exhibit Solutions Manager, she serves as a project management resource to others at L&P who use her help. She designs and procures trade show items such as backdrops, tables and chairs, and table coverings. She also assists with trade show strategy, like developing advertising, press releases, sponsorships, and an overall budget. When executing trade shows, Sharon travels a lot for the job – sometimes up to 3 weeks at a time. Continue reading

New Year, New Perspectives – Cooper Smith

It’s a new year, folks, and we’ve got some new faces at L&P! During the past few weeks, we’ve been introducing you to several of our most recent hires and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Meet Cooper Smith, an Internal Auditor at L&P. He started with us in December!

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What brought you to Leggett?
I was an Internal Audit Intern at L&P during the summer of 2016. I got to travel to our branches in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Canada, and Utah. Since I enjoyed my internship very much, I applied for a full-time position and started as Internal Auditor after I graduated in December. The atmosphere here is very cool – friendly and laid-back.

What’s something surprising about you?
I volunteer with my church every Wednesday night by leading a small group of teenage guys. I participated in a small group as a high school student, and it was very foundational for me during those years. So, leading a small group and giving back has been very near and dear to my heart.

What’s your biggest goal for 2017?
Coming into a new job, I simply want to learn all that I can. Being young and fresh out of college, I have an incredible opportunity to learn and soak up all I can from my colleagues. Additionally, I would love to go to Europe at some point; I’m not sure if I’ll get there this year, but someday!