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VP of Human Resources

Clarkston, Michigan, 48346, United States
January 04, 2018

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Clarkston, Michigan ***** Mobile: 810-***-****


Executive leader and culture champion with experience in Human Resources, Operations, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance.

Strategic planning

Orientation and onboarding

Benefits and payroll administration

Talent development

Union negotiations


Operations management

Change management

Recruiting and sourcing

Labor relations

Process and policy development

Legal compliance (FMLA, AAP, EEO)

Systems implementation

Employee satisfaction surveys

Worker’s compensation

Safety compliance

HRIS integration

Continuous improvement


WELDALOY PRODUCTS COMPANY, Warren, Michigan 1997 to Present

Manufacturing company with approximately 90 employees that provides custom forged, heat treated, and precision machined, non-ferrous products to a variety of industries (non-automotive).

Vice President and Chief Administrative Executive 2013 – Present

Responsible for managers that oversee accounting, information systems, ERP, and human resources.

Prepared short and long-term strategic plans and budgets based on corporate goals. Participated in quarterly and annual strategic planning meetings.

Implemented and trained management team members on hiring process which started with identification of the job opening and ended with completion of the onboarding process. This new system promoted consistency through checklists and accountabilities and ultimately decreased new hire turnover.

Promoted and applied system for department leaders to meet regularly with their direct reports for coaching, mentoring, feedback and support.

Successfully resolved all escalated grievance, arbitration and unfair labor practice matters.

Led efforts to host MFG Day events at the company for local high schools in 2016 and 2017.

Prepared all materials and actively participated in semi-annual Board of Advisors meetings.

Created key metrics for HR, Safety, Environmental, Accounting, Information Systems and reported results monthly at management review meetings.

Participated in target acquisition preparations for key supplier that ultimately did not come to fruition.

Human Resources Manager 2002 – 2013

Managed a Human Resources Generalist and a Safety Specialist; direct activities of Payroll Administrator.

Successfully negotiated five union contracts on behalf of the company, one of which included an incentive-based pay system. Initiated and instituted management/union monthly meetings to proactively address concerns between the parties. Experienced in grievance proceedings, including mediation and arbitration.

Created Safety program from the ground up, and served as Safety Coordinator and head of the Safety Committee.

Handled all MIOSHA visits and violation abatements. Trained employees on all safety procedures and topics.

Created training matrix which outlined all position requirements. Migrated all training documentation to electronic files and stored it on the company network for efficient access.

Created all support documents related to Human Resources for quality management system.


Human Resources Manager (continued)

Created program for and conducted new employee orientations, 30/90-day competency reviews, and annual performance review systems.

Authored two employee handbooks and ensured they were in compliance with State and Federal regulations.

Conducted salary research studies, recommended compensation and bonus structure and revamped performance review process.

Researched and recommended compensation and benefit program adjustments. Implemented insurance programs that saved 33% in premiums over prior year while maintaining the same level of coverage.

Developed all procedures, work instructions and forms in order to comply ISO, QS and AS9100 Standards.

Successfully implemented Affirmative Action Plan, and trained management team on requirements for applicant flow and hiring goals.

Organized employee engagement activities and company events, including 70th anniversary celebration.

Information Systems Manager 1999 – 2013

Responsible for implementing and administering 3 server/50+ client network infrastructure and all related software and hardware installations and upgrades. Successfully implemented Plex Online (cloud based manufacturing software) throughout company in 2012, ultimately moving us to a paperless system.

Network Administrator 1997 – 1999

RIGHT MANAGEMENT (Manpower Group), Southfield, Michigan 1995 to 1997

International consulting and outplacement firm handling executive and upper management employees who have been separated from their employers.

Network Administrator 1997

Sales and Marketing Supervisor 1997

Sales and Marketing Administrator 1996 – 1997

Client Administrator 1995 – 1996

OAKLAND COUNTY PROBATE COURT, Pontiac, Michigan 1991 to 1994


Administrative Assistant


Master of Business Administration 2015

The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management – Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts – Accounting, Spanish 1994

Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

Advisory Board Member, Weldaloy Products Company 2013 - Present

Trustee and 401k Committee Member, Weldaloy Products Company 1999 - Present

Member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) 2007 - Present

Mentor for High School Student Work Program, Detroit Cristo Rey 2014 - 2016

Mock Interviewer through Michigan Shifting Gears Program 2011 - 2013

Member of the Detroit Chapter for Society of Human Resources Management 2010 - 2013

HR Generalist Certification, American Society of Employers 2007

Member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Detroit Chapter 2004 - 2007

Internal Auditor, Weldaloy Products Company 1998 - 2012

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