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Human Resources Manager

Lyman, South Carolina, 29365, United States
May 27, 2010

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Home Phone: 864-***-****

Lyman, SC 29365

Cell Phone: 864-***-****


Human Resources Professional with broad and in-depth experience and bottom

line achievements in manufacturing environments. Expertise includes

Employee Relations, Staffing, Talent Management, Compensation, Labor,

Compliance, Payroll and Benefits.


OLDCASTLE, INC, Ballenger Paving Division, APAC, Inc., Taylors, SC

12/2008 - Present

Division HUMAN Resources DIRECTOR

Provide all generalist services to include employee relations, staffing, E-

Verify, EEO/AAP compliance, labor relations, benefits, performance

management, compensation, & advice and counsel to management.

Hall & WHitlock, LLC, Lyman, SC

8/2008 -12/2008

Human Resources CONSULTANT

Responsible for providing consulting services to small and mid-sized

companies in the management of employee relations, staffing, performance

management, compensation, relocation, and benefits.

Bowater, Inc., Greenville, SC

1995 -


Director Human Resources

Director of Compensation, Benefits and Services

Responsible for the human resources strategy, including design and

implementation of compensation programs, benefit programs, and the

utilization of human resources. Manage direct recruitment, internal

staffing, and HR merger activities.

< Provided HR leadership to develop a vision and strategy; recruited

highly capable personnel; and guided six acquisitions, one merger and

one divestiture from an HR perspective.

< Reduced headcount by 130 employees and recommended lower-cost and

harmonized benefits programs. Implemented ongoing employee counseling,

problem resolution and transition activities, which resulted in $20 MM

savings in Human Resources based merger synergies.

< Designed, communicated and implemented a Defined Contribution Pension.

Saved $500 K/year in short-term cash costs and earned long-term

accounting reductions of $5 MM/year.

< Directed focused staffing efforts at the VP, Director, Manager and

Professional level over a 12-year period. Implemented an outsourced

"recruitment management system" for applicant tracking, reduced

administration, and AAP reporting. Company outperformed others in our

markets even during difficult economic times, owing to superior talent.

< Built ownership in a process to guide labor negotiations at all

locations through the use of a template focused on consistent, high $

bargaining objectives. Participated in backroom and actual bargaining

sessions. Saved > $1 - $3 MM / location at all bargained US locations

and simplified administration.

< Centralized payroll, reduced headcount, and used systems and

administration technology to form a Human Resources service center.

Saved $450 K/year in headcount reduction and improved the quality of

data and customer service. Introduced new phone and PC-based technology

to all employees, including hourly workers.

< Removed post-65 retiree health care coverage and introduced greater

retiree cost sharing, including use of a phantom bank account based

upon years of service. Obtained reimbursement from government for

retiree Rx. Earned $9 MM/year reduction in retiree medical costs and

$1 MM/year in Medicare Part D reimbursement.

< Designed, communicated and implemented performance management, base

salary, cash bonus, gain sharing, sales incentive, milestone, and long-

term incentive programs. Established pay for performance culture in

which employees and management were confident and motivated.

< Introduced a FlexBenefits program, renegotiated with carriers, and

redesigned the individual benefit programs (medical, dental, life,

disability, Rx, etc.) Reduced cost for benefit programs by > $10 MM

during a period in which costs were rapidly escalating and met needs of

the employee population.



1981 - 1995

Manager of Health and Insurance Programs (14,000 employees)

Managed seven-person department responsible for all medical, dental,

insurance, disability, and optional employee benefit programs.

Manager of Compensation Planning, 1990 - 1992

Manager of Executive Compensation, 1988 - 1990

Manager of Position Evaluation Systems, 1986 - 1988

Human Resources Manager, 1983 - 1986

Supervisor, Salary Administration, 1981 - 1983


US Army, Captain

Honorable Discharge


Adjunct Professor, Moravian College


MBA, Florida Institute of Technology, Fort Lee, VA

BA, English Education,

College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ

Summa cum Laude


Family activities, church, running, bicycling and weight training

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