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Lead or be successor to Leader in Human Resource function for growth-oriented, t
echnology driven business unit or enterprise.
a 20+ years: Management
a 14 years: Fortune 500
a 11 years: Private enterprise
a 16 yrs: Director a"business unit, segment and/or entire company
a 4-years Public Sector Compliance
a Industries/Technologies: Electronics, RF, Adhesives,
Imaging, Food, Government
*Versatile applied HR Leader, skilled at identifying key issues, gaining support
for change, motivating teams toward leveraging an organizationas human capital.
*Proven track record of driving company growth through effective staffing, talen
t management, vendor partnerships, new HR processes/applications and a commitmen
t to people.
*Continuous learner and teacher focused on developing and bringing out the best
in others.
*Breadth and depth of knowledge including multi-site, multi-cultural, multi-orga
nizational challenges.
*Masters in Business Management (May 2007), MLIR, BS Economics.
Professioinal Experience
Consultant a" Principal Janunary, 2008-present
The Right Fit(R): Resume writing and succession planning specialist
Corporate Director of Human Resources
Bird Technologies Group, Solon,OH April,
1999-May, 2010
$60+MM global supplier of Radio Frequency products, systems, services and educat
ional solutions with 350+ Associates.
*Hired to direct the Human Resource function of four professionals with a Missio
n to transform an old school personnel function developing functional excellence
via deployment of Oliver Wight-Class-A methods.
a- Results: Top/ bottom line growth, new products and global people branding.
*Implemented succession plans transitioning owner and filling talent void with n
ew President and CFO; staffed two new leadership teams, retained talent and held
average turnover rate to a 3.5 over 10 years.
*Eliminated hiring costs in excess of $350,000 while enhancing staffing and sele
ction based upon competency/ skill specification and organizational afit.a
*Developed and implemented HR metrics, performance management, appraisal and bus
iness plan tie to pay for performance, leading to improved morale.
*Significantly mitigated Healthcare expenses via medical wellness discounts of $
50,000 in 2002-2008 / 2009 change in carrier yielded net 6% cost reduction.
*Founded Bird University with technical on-line skills training.
a- ROI for just (1) in-house skills training conversion to on-line offering save
d $45,000 in direct labor cost, and Bird University captured $ 175,000 reimburse
ment via State of Ohio training grant.
Director of Human Resources (Directed Human Resource function of five)
Avery Dennison, Specialty Tape Division, Painesville, OH 1994-1998
$150+MM Specialty Tape world-class business that specializes in the production o
f high-performance, pressure-sensitive adhesives for the industrial, consumer, m
edical and HVAC/R marketplaces; with multiple site, 450+ Associate-24/7 manufact
uring operations.
*Led total business process redesign with employee involvement, resulting in the
implementation of two focused business units positioned to capture new market s
*Transitioned/ aligned HR systems and training: redeployment; job restructuring;
established lean/flexible/ team-based cells; employee multi-tasking and cross t
Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY & Oakbrook, IL 1986-1989/1990-1993
The worldas leading enterprise for business process and applied technology for e
ffective document management.
Held progressively responsible human resource career-track positions: Managed em
ployee and labor relations, training/development, and HR administration.
Manager, Human Resource/Convenience Copier Business-850 employees
Manager, Employee Development/New Build Manufacturing-1800 employees
Personnel/Labor Relations Manager/ Refurbishing Center-500 employees
Labor Relations Specialist/Components Manufacturing-500 employees
Manager, Employee & Labor Relations, Training & Development
Kraft General Foods Corp., Glenview, IL 1989-1990
The Worldas second largest food company, with more than 54 major consumer brands
*Headed up HR, training & development for 650 scientists, engineers, and quality
assurance professionals for product development research
*Negotiated and administered 2 labor contracts.
Training Manager
Union Carbide Corporation, Electronics Division, Matamoros, Mexico 1983-198
KEMET manufactures capacitors--some smaller than a grain of salta"which fundamen
tal components store, filter, and regulate electrical energy and current flow.
*Designed and implemented training department from start-up for twin plant opera
tion comprised of three Plants and 2,500 employees.
*Implemented hourly training programs for Mexican workforce in support of outsou
rcing strategy from US-HQas.
*Developed and wrote training materials in English and Spanish; created and dire
cted bilingual training videos.
Federal and State Public Sector Government Experience 1980-1983
Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission
*Mediated disputes and issued final and binding grievance arbitration awards for
State of Wisconsin.
Federal Labor Relations Authority
*Conducted hearings in representation cases, investigated and settled Unfair Lab
or practice disputes out of Washington, DC.
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
Master of Management, May 2007- Magna Cum Laude
Courses: Strategy Dynamics, Operations, Marketing, Accounting, Business Finance,
Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
Master of Labor and Industrial Relations
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Bachelor of Arts-Double Major: Economics, Latin American Studies
Memberships/ Certifications/Distinctions
SHRM Member: Sr. HR Mentor Program, Ursuline College Corporate Graduate Studies
Advisory Committee, Cleveland Senior HR Leader Forum, Bilingual- Spanish