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Manager Human Resources

Hudson, Ohio, 44236, United States
January 23, 2018

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Seth Burrows


Strategic senior leader, adept at building and leading teams that exceed goals and deliver on-going value.


2009 -Present CHEP Recycled Pallet Solutions Seville, OH

Regional Commercial General Manager – Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh – 2013 to Present

Regional Commercial and Operational responsibilities.

$25MM in annual revenue

4 Facilities

2 On-Site Services

Increased market capacity by 8.5%.

Increased revenue by 22%.

Facilitated 2 Lean Events and corresponding installations.

Piloting an expanded service offering in the market that will drive incremental market capacity by 2%.

Drove cost out through several initiatives resulting in annual cost savings/revenue generation of $75K.

Reduced OT in FLT Team and CDL TEAM

Rightsized our trailer pool

3PL freight reduction through sourcing

Variable Materials Yield Project

General Manager – IFCO Systems - 2009 to 2013

Responsibility over all aspects of the Seville, OH facility – Operations, Sales, Supply Chain.

Piloted several new service offerings to expand market capabilities.

Leetsdale WW Cell

Seville Blue Cell

FedEx On-Site

Rubbermaid On-Site

Increased EBITDA by 27.9%.

Increased Revenue by 36% in tenure.

Maximized dedicated transportation fleet by matching inbound with outbound volumes and adding addition local accounts to replace out of market accounts.

Utilized Lean principles to reduced variable expenses by reducing waste and creating synergies between operations.

Increased productivity through goal setting, coaching, and standardization of work stations.

Utilized as a GM mentor in the Midwest Region

2000 -2009 The Home Depot Streetsboro, OH

Regional Transportation Manager – May 2007 to February 2009 – Ohio Valley and New Jersey Metro Regions

Responsible for Appliance Delivery and Store Delivery Last Mile programs for 273 stores across 15 Districts

Increased Quality of Service in both Appliance Delivery and Store Delivery programs by 5.6%.

Drove costs per delivery and cost per transfer under plan.

Expanded the Store to Store Transfer system to cover all stores in 2 regions covering 230+ stores and implemented metrics to track performance.

Developed training tools for 3 areas of transportation – Delivery, DC Transportation, and Store to Store Transfer System.

Assisted with design, developement and implementation of 2 transportation initiatives – InfoDock, and Central Fulfillment.

Specialty Sales Assistant Store Manager – May 2003 to May 2007

Merchandising Assistant Store Manager – April 2001 to May 2003

Associate Development Supervisor – November 2000 to April 2001

1997-2000 Intrinsics International Inc. Kent, OH

Human Resources Manager

Drove a change in benefits provider that increased coverage and cut costs by 22%.

Developed a Performance Management Process for each level within the company.


1997-2000 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH

B.A., Business Administration – Human Resources Management.

Volunteer Organizations

2014-2016 St. Mary LifeTeen Hudson, OH

Kitchen Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

2013-2016 Kiwanis Basketball Hudson, OH

Co-Head Coach


Faith and Family, Sailing, Traveling, Music

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