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Human Resource Management

Grand Island, New York, 14072, United States
March 02, 2011

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Grand Island, NY 14072

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Career Summary

A Senior Human Resource Professional, with experience in Life Sciences, as a Human Resource

Generalist leading organizations to exceed organizational goals. As a Strategic thinker, developed

and delivered action oriented direction to the various organizations. Designed Human Resource

Planning processes, created High Performance Organizations, built strong Labor Management

relationships, defined metrics to measure individual and team performance, lead process

improvement initiatives, taught Leadership Skills to all levels in the organization, and provided

internal consulting to Company Leadership. All programs developed, delivered and measured

resulted in improved financial performance.


Strategic Human Resource Planning: Designed the Strategic Human Resource Plans to support multiple

sites sales growth from $50 million to $350 million.

Organizational Design: Partnering with management, we created a High Performance

Organization supported by Self Directed Work Teams. Utilized Product, Geographic, Cross-

functional and Project organizational structures to support various business objectives.

Human Resource Planning / Succession Planning : Designed a Key Talent identification and development

process. Developed metrics to measure the effectiveness of these programs.

Policy and Procedures: Authored and Co-authored the policy and procedure manual.

360 Performance Management Systems: To manage both technical and interpersonal

performance, build strong team relationships, communicate expectations to employees and

develop individual performance, a program utilizing 360 Performance Management Techniques

was successfully designed and implemented. Productivity increases of 25% to 57% were


Recruiting: Maximized the applicant flow through various internal and external recruiting sources.

Created metrics to measure the effectiveness of the recruiting process. Insured all legal requirements were

met throughout the process.

Compensation and Benefit Programs: Developed and administered Exempt (Hay System and

Radford Systems) and Non-exempt compensation, incentive plans and benefits programs.

Developed and installed a flexible benefit program.

Process Improvement Initiative: Accepted Project responsibility for facilitating and leading 66

Continuous Improvement initiatives delivering cost reductions from $10,000 to millions of


Contract Administration and Negotiations: Member of 2 negotiating teams. Authored contract language

with supporting economic impact studies. Administered union contracts, with strong collaborative

Union/Management relationships, reducing grievances 90%.

Safety: Reduced recordable and lost time accidents by95%.

Training: Developed and delivered training in Leadership Skills, Safety Management, Sexual Harassment,

Culture Diversity, Team Building, Organizational Interdependence and Facilitation Skills.

Union Avoidance: Designed a strategy to maintain non-union status. Developed and delivered Employee

Relations programs population increased from 350 to 1100 employees.

Consulting: Assignments include Career Coaching and Professional Development. Acquisition

Management, Union Avoidance, Organizational Design, Compensation, Performance Management, and

Retention Management.

Employment History

Harry W. Cardin & Associates Owner November 2002 to Present

University at Buffalo, Canisius College & Erie Community College November 2000 to Present

SunPark Inc. VP of Human Resources December 1997 to November 2002

Life Technologies Inc. Human Resource Manager March 1985 to December 1997

Carborundum Labor Relations Manager April 1979 to March 1985


Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio – BS Accounting,

Rochester Institute of Technology – Human Resource Management (promoted and relocated)

Canisius College – Business Administration (Hired and relocated)

Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technologies-Associates Degree – Personnel Administration

Professional Development

SPHR – Senior Professional in Human Resources - Society of Human Resource Management

Adjunct Professor – Erie County Community College, Canisius College, University of Buffalo –Millard

Fillmore college

Center Creative Leadership – Leadership Skills Development Program

Cornell University – Changing to a Team Based Organization

Zenger-Miller – Front Line Leadership, Quest – Quality Enhancement Skills Training

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