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Human Resources Employee Relations

Plymouth, Michigan, United States
September 25, 2018

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*** *. ******** ********, ******** 48170 (c) 734-***-**** Trusted Management Advisor Talent Acquisition and Retention Expert Organizational Development Leader Highly accomplished and results-oriented human resources professional offering twenty years of outstanding success in human resources activities creating a competitive advantage for businesses that is reflected in the bottom line. Possess strong business and legal orientation to effectively align HR strategy with business goals. Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills; able to envision long-term human resources and business objectives to ensure continued growth while managing costs. Highly successful hands-on management style. Balance Company and employee needs to achieve business goals; implement best management practices to maintain high morale within and multi-site businesses. Extensive experience with organizational restructuring, including mergers and acquisitions, and startups of new locations. Proven skills in labor and employment law including compliant investigations to thwart legal action. Career Highlights

Negotiated unprecedented six-year contract with Retails Workers Service Union and achieved immediate ratification on first vote with less than 2% YOY contract cost increase vs. budget of 3%. [MMPA]

Selected and designed benefit programs for medical, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401 (k), and workers compensation

Instituted a formal performance management process that built performance accountability into all levels of the process.


Successfully negotiated three-contract with Teamsters union with first vote ratification. [MMPA]

Negotiated plant closing agreement with United Steelworkers with over four hundred unionized employees at facility in Goshen, Indiana with zero litigation and $2M under budget. [Cequent Performance Products, Inc.]

Recipient of 2014 President’s employee of year award [Cequent Performance Products, Inc.]

Led the transformation of the HR function from tactical support to a global strategic function. [Cequent Performance Products, Inc.]

Directed 2014 Crain’s “Cool Place to Work” award initiative. [Cequent Performance Products, Inc.]

Restructured Human Resources department organizational structure in US and Mexico to align with business needs. [Cequent Performance Products, Inc.]

Advanced high potential (hi-po) employee development program. [Cequent Performance Products, Inc.]

Led HR and Payroll groups through timekeeping system change from E-Time to Kronos Workforce Timekeeper version 6.1

[Sheridan Books, Inc.]

Created Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to measure attendance, recruiting, safety, benefit cost, etc; attesting to the human resource department’s role as an integral and valuable component in the organization. [Sheridan Books, Inc.]

Managed a complete overhaul of safety program; removed reactionary process and replaced with proactive audit system resulting in a 43% decrease of OHSA recordable cases and $1.5 million in work compensation cost avoidance from 2005 to 2009. [L&W Engineering, Inc.]

Spearheaded change of three payroll processing systems into one bi-weekly payroll system, which allowed for reduction of the payroll FTE’s from 9 to 3. The headcount reduction and consolidated payroll process realized a savings of $300,000 annually. [L&W Engineering, Inc.]

Led major benefits redesign project for medical, dental, Rx and disability coverage integrating 5 diverse plans covering 3,000+ covered lives that realized an annual savings in excess of $2.1M. [L&W Engineering, Inc.]

Researched, selected and integrated HRIS/Payroll system; led HR team through system conversion from Ceridian to ADP.

[L&W Engineering, Inc.]

Developed yearlong High Intensity Training (HIT) program that developed “high potential” hourly associates via internal, external and on-the-job training to give them the skills necessary for supervisor positions. [L&W Engineering, Inc.]

Successfully launched HR department and complete facility staffing for two new $70 million facilities located in Tennessee.

[L&W Engineering, Inc.]

Strategic leader in significant downsizing of company headcount by 700 FTE’s in fourteen-month span that reduced employee expenses by $28M while redesigning the organizational structure in conjunction with lower customer demand while limiting legal exposure and successfully ensuring retention of critical talent. [L&W Engineering, Inc.]

Successfully ran counter UAW union drive the ultimately led to the union pulling its petition one week before schedule election. [Metaldyne, Inc.]

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Areas of Expertise

Technical Recruitment Employee and Labor Relations Union Negotiations

Training and Organization Development Employee communications HRIS, HR Reporting and Metrics

Safety Programs and Workers Comp Policy and Procedure Development Union Avoidance

Global HR Employee Lawsuit Avoidance Coaching & Mentoring

Acquisition Due Diligence Benefit Plan Design Employment Law Professional Summary

Senior Director, Human Resources - MMPA - Novi, Michigan 6/16 to 8/18

$1B marketing company operating in the agriculture sector for 102 years.

Prioritize, develop and implement HR strategies and services to help drive and execute organizational strategies and operational priorities.

Advanced human resources operations financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; aligning monetary resources; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.

Instituted a formal performance management process that built performance accountability into all levels of the process.

Demonstrate business savvy with ability to develop and maintain successful partnerships with both senior management and hourly associates.

Continuous assess talent to drive for the highest standards of performance. Director, Human Resources - RICARDO, INC - Van Buren, Michigan 5/15 to 6/16

$460M global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy with over 2,700 engineers, scientists and consultants around the world.

Strategic business partner on Senior Leadership Team reporting directly to the President of US Operations with a dotted line to the company’s Global Vice President Human Resources based in UK.

Partnered with the business leaders to select and develop the talent needed to build bench strength and improve organizational effectiveness today and in the future.

Provided human resource consultation and advice to business unit leaders on human resources initiatives to support business objectives and facilitate achievement of results

Designed and facilitate creation of compensation structures, job bands, job analysis and job descriptions to develop a foundation for corporate growth and success. Global Director, Human Resources - CEQUENT, INC - Plymouth, Michigan - 2/13 to 5/15

$500M leading global OE and aftermarket designer, manufacturer and marketer of a towing products and broad range of other accessories for vehicles and trailers of all types.

Lead the human resource activities for the USA, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada facilities

Served as a key member of the leadership team to assist in driving business results. Drive systemic organizational and people strategies that are aligned to the business strategy. Work closely with domestic and international HR partners to ensure seamless strategic management of the organization.

Lead talent development program to identify, develop and promote career development and succession planning.

Attracted and retain the highest potential employees in line with the business and succession planning process.

Developed organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.

Guided the executive team through organizational restructurings which created a more flexible, cost-efficient workforce.

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VP, Human Resources - SHERIDAN BOOKS, INC - Ann Arbor, Michigan - 9/09 to 2/13

$75M manufacturing supplier of books.

Responsible for daily operation, administration, formulation, development, implementation, and administration of Company policies and business goals.

Develop short and long-range plans and budgets that contribute to overall profitability and growth.

Supervise and appraise the activities of subordinate managers to ensure Human Resource services are professionally delivered and that our customers - the employees - are well served.

Implemented human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations.

Ensured compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Director, Human Resources - L&W ENGINEERING, INC - Belleville, Michigan 6/02 to 9/09

$700M Tier I manufacturing supplier of automotive stampings and assemblies.

Provide leadership and coordination of company Human Resource functions. Develop and implement corporate Human Resource strategy and programs for over 2,300 employees throughout nine manufacturing facilities located in Michigan and Tennessee. Reported to Chief Operating Officer.

Launched HR department from the ground-up for two new facilities located in Tennessee.

Developed and implemented legally sound merit-based headcount reduction tool to improve appropriate retention and link headcount reductions with low performance.

Led the Human Resources department from a decentralized to centralized structure resulting in 22 direct reports supporting all nine facilities.

Lead compensation functions including: competitive market pricing and developing a compensation strategy designed to maximize business performance. Resolve salary inequity issues. Human Resource Manager - METALDYNE, INC - Farmington Hills, Michigan 6/99 to 6/02

$2B global supplier of metal-formed components and assemblies for engine, transmission, and chassis applications of automotive parts.

Responsible for all safety, benefit planning & design, payroll, HRIS, recruiting, training & organizational development and policy administration for 500 employee manufacturing facility.

Chaired Safety Committee as well as Employee Newsletter, Ergonomic, Employee and Community Relations Committee’s

Responsible for maintaining a non-union environment while building employee morale and trust of management.

Train, counsel and mentor management staff and employees in HR topics including legal compliance. Employment Manager - ST. MARY HOPITAL - Livonia, Michigan 5/94 to 6/99 Large community hospital with 304-beds providing acute-care medical and health services.

Managed recruiting programs for 1,600 employees for full service award winning hospital.

Established comprehensive employee relations and recognition programs to reduce turnover and boost morale.

Created and updated job descriptions, performance evaluations and competency assessments for all job classifications

Responsible for conducting new employee orientation on a bi-weekly basis. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Master of Science in Management – Human Resources

Walsh College, Troy, Michigan

Bachelors of Business Administration

St. Leo College, St. Leo, Florida

Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) 2005 - current

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