Sila Hires New HR Manager in Moses Lake


Moses Lake, WA - April 16, 2024 – Sila, a next-generation battery materials company, recently announced Erika Belmontes as its new HR Manager at its Moses Lake plant. Erika has over a decade of HR experience in employee relations, organizational design, and learning and development with heavy emphasis in production manufacturing.

Prior to her new role, Belmontes worked in various HR departments at local Washington companies including Grant County Public Utility District, Tree Top, Inc., Mission Vista, and Lamb Weston. In her previous roles, she developed, directed, and managed various HR functions while aligning business objectives with people strategies, programs, processes, and tactics across various functions and geographies.

“We’re at a really exciting time in the build-out of Sila Moses Lake. We’re hiring rapidly, engaging with the local community, and ensuring we’re on track to start our first commercial production of our Titan SiliconTM anode by 2025,” said Rosendo Alvarado, Sila Moses Lake Plant Manager. “Erika’s background in providing exceptional employee experiences and building programs, policies, and practices to cultivate a positive work environment, is crucial for us as we continue to staff up and provide the best workplace possible for our employees in Moses Lake.”

At Sila, Belmontes will be responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management, and partnering with the Moses Lake community on local initiatives such as the education program with Big Bend Community College and Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center. She’ll work closely with Sila headquarters on learning and development, recruiting and staffing, HR services, and employee relations.

“As a local Washington native, I was immediately drawn to the importance that Sila placed on engaging with the Moses Lake community,” said Belmontes. “I’m excited to join this team and help foster an inclusive and empowering workplace environment where every employee feels inspired to contribute to our mission .”

She is currently finishing her MBA through Gonzaga University and achieved SHRM-SCP in July of 2023.

Connect with us.

Reach out to our teams or subscribe to our newsletter.

Contact Us