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Orlando, Florida, United States
August 16, 2018

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Ronald C. Howe

Haines City, FL ***** r 574-***-**** r r



Senior-level human resources manager with proven success in multi-site management.

Extensive experience in strategic planning and execution of core staffing, operational, and human capital initiatives to meet organizational goals and driving bottom-line financial performance.

Expertise in change management, start-ups, new company integrations, and compensation as well as labor relations and organizational development in manufacturing environments.

Very familiar with Lean Manufacturing concepts such as 5S, Toyota Production System and Six Sigma.


Served as key participant in acquisition and consolidation of 2 companies that increased sales by $100M and reduced staffing by 100 employees

As Plant Superintendent, increased annual capacity by 1MM pounds which resulted in 40% profits increase

Met staffing demands in major refinery expansion through hiring of 200+ employees

Implemented new performance management system used globally in Resolution Performance Products

Served as HR Business Partner for Executive VP of Epoxy Coatings Resins Division, and direct reports, including VP’s of Textiles, Composites, Coatings, HSSE, and R&D


WellDyneRx – Lakeland, FL 3/2017 – 7/2018

Pharmacy Benefits Management (mail order pharmaceuticals)

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Responsible for recruitment policy creation and strategic / tactical HR in conjunction with senior Leaders

Saved $1.96MM in 9 months in avoiding agency placement fees

Saved $122,00 by recruiting Member Services Representatives ‘off the street’ rather than using agencies

Revised company Handbook and created company Culture Book

Reduced the number of agency relationships from 56 to 3

Recruited 140 new colleagues during 9 month period

Graham Packaging Company – Hazleton, PA 10/2016 – 2/2017

High Speed manufacturer of plastic containers (job elimination)

Human Resources Manager

Responsible for the functions of Safety, Recruiting, Training, Payroll and daily tactical HR for a plant of 110 people

Created and led plant Safety Committee

Created and maintained a site training matrix

Recruited 9 technical hourly and 5 salaried positions

Responsible for weekly payroll submissions to Corp

The Allen Groupe – Orlando, FL 2/2015 – 8/2016

Professional Detailer of Private and Commercial aircraft (closed due to bankruptcy)

Human Resource Director / Business Partner

Re-invigorated HR function including Team member’s employee files

Provided support to 200 people in 21 sites in 7 states

Was the Human Resource Business Partner to the CEO

Responsible for Recruiting, Workers’ Compensation, Liability Insurance and other business activities

KIK Custom Products – Elkhart, IN & Danville, IL 11/2009 – 10/2014

Leading manufacturer of consumer products for Fortune 500 companies including Gillette, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Dial, Colgate-Palmolive, SC Johnson, Pfizer and 3M (left for compassionate reasons)

Human Resources Manager, Elkhart, IN (2012 – 2014)

Selected to oversee human resource department for company’s flagship plant with 750+ employees. Provided support and guidance to senior leadership team, improve talent levels in organization, and align human capital with business objectives. Researched, developed, and implemented leadership training. Led 3rd step grievances and served as liaison between company and union business agent. 1st Chair CBA Negotiations.

Implemented and trained supervisors on ‘Targeted Selection’ behavioral interviewing techniques

Facilitated training of John Maxwell's 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player for 130+ employees

Developed and implemented mentoring program to acclimate new hires to organization

Negotiated collective bargaining agreement that resulted in cost-savings of $300K+ over three year contract

Participated in a cross functional team in a Kaisan event looking to reduce recruiting time and costs

Participated in the Sort; Sustain and Safety elements of 5S (7S if include safety and security are included)

Facilitated key management to observe customer’s Lean Manufacturing flagship to observe best practices

Human Resources Manager – Danville, IL (2009 – 2012)

Provided human resources support for 590+ employees. Oversaw recruitment, selection, and hire of 50+ professional and technical positions. Coached, led, and mentored five employees and oversaw all functions in training and health departments. 1st Chair CBA Negotiations.

Maintained voluntary turnover below 10% by driving cultural change and ensuring continuous improvement

Revitalized and implemented plant wide training matrix

Saved the company $1MM over 3 years during contract renewal

Participated in cross functional 5S teams looking at implementation of standardized work

Motiva Enterprises, LLC. – Port Arthur, TX 7/2007 – 11/2009

Joint Venture Shell Oil and SRI; largest base oil plant in world (job eliminated)

Senior Human Resources Consultant

Oversaw recruiting, selection, and hiring of personnel. Collaborated with hiring managers to leverage standard interview package to increase interview consistency and focus on candidate competencies. Provided support for 1,500+ employees and 5,000 contractors. Held role as FEMA Liaison Officer after Hurricane IKE and delivered train-the-trainer sessions on disaster response plans. Member CBA Negotiations team

Recruited and hired 200+ new production workers for Motiva’s $7B Crude Expansion Project

Achieved 110% of target by hiring nine graduate engineers in Shell’s Global Graduate Recruiting Program

Reduced turnover by 20% by creating / standardizing new on-boarding materials and training curricula

Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. – Forest Park, GA 6/2000 – 7/2007

World’s 4th largest specialty chemicals producer with over 7,000 associates worldwide (left for better opportunity)

Regional Human Resources Manager (2005 – 2007)

Managed all HR functions for 700+ employees at seven manufacturing sites in five states and three business units across three states. Led and developed four HR administrative assistants and four payroll specialists located in three states. Managed $870K budget. 1st Chair in CBA Negotiations.

Plant Superintendent / HR Manager Lakeland, Florida/ HR Manager for Argo, IL (2000 – 2005)

Responsible for leading a chemical manufacturing site while managing training, quality assurance, administration, and HR departments at two sites. Drove ISO 9001 compliance for plant. Led procedures and policy implementation in “start up” organization on sale from Shell Chemical. (promoted and transferred by company)


Royal Canadian Navy - Director of Personnel Careers

Oversaw training and assignment of 5,000 sailors across 12 career fields

Managed $65MM budget

10+ years’ experience in international public relations

Graduate of NATO Staff College

Master, Foreign Going Steamship (equivalent of Master’s Degree)

Royal Commission, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (equivalent of BA Business Administration-4 year degree earned at college militaire royale du Canada)

Extensive International experience in Europe and the Far East

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