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Employee Relations Manager

Mc Donough, Georgia, United States
August 26, 2018

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Bartow H. Willingham, Jr.

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McDonough, GA 30253

770-***-**** (H)

770-***-**** (C)

Human Resources / Safety / Training / Organizational Development


A resourceful, adaptable, multi-talented, multi-disciplined Human Resources professional with extensive experience in all areas of human resources to include multi-site and multi-state. Known for employee relations skills, administration, problem-solving, recruiting and leadership skills. Experienced and skilled in behavior-based interviewing and job classifying. Experienced and skilled in:

Recruiting & Training Internal Collaboration & Liaison

Change Management Corporate Vision & Strategic Planning

Organization Start-Up Organization & Safety

Employee Relations Team Building & Leadership


Human Resources Manager 2010 – 2018

Ranews Industrial Coatings Milner, GA

HR Manager for industrial coatings, paint and fabrication company affiliated with Caterpillar and Schlumberger with four locations in GA and 2 locations in TX with approximately 200 employees.

Revised job performance review process, job descriptions and implemented safety committee, employee of the month and supervisor training. Staffed a facility in TX.

Responsible for HR and training recertification of ISO 9000.

Human Resources Director 2008 - 2009

Blaze Recycling & Metals Norcross, GA

HR Director for one of largest metals recycling company in the southeast with processing facilities in Florida, Georgia & Alabama with approximately 350 employees at 7 sites.

Responsibilities include staffing, recruiting, compliance, benefits, safety, OSHA, employee relations. Responsible for start-up of three facilities in 2008. Traveled between facilities.

Revised job performance review process, job descriptions. Implemented employee of the month, and supervisor training. Successfully negotiated reduction in healthcare costs and saved over $100K annually.

Human Resources Manager 2006 - 2008

Toyota Forklifts of Atlanta Scottdale, GA

Human Resources Manager for Toyota forklifts sales, service, rental and maintenance company at over 4 locations.

Multi-facility responsibility with approximately 200 employees to include recruiting, safety, OSHA compliance, EEOC, benefits, training, employee relations as well as providing support, counseling, mentoring to facility managers and junior leaders and sales force.

Human Resources Manager 2005 - 2006

Stericycle Pharmaceutical Conyers, GA

Human Resources manager for reverse Logistics Company and pharmaceutical returns.

Multi-plant responsibility nationwide for benefits and payroll, EEOC, safety, employee relations, recruiting, as well as providing HR support to General Managers and Operations on personnel, compliance and legal issues.

Employee relations for over 250 employees in NJ and GA.

Human Resources Director 2000 - 2004

AMWARE Logistics McDonough, GA

Human Resources director for 3rd Party Logistics company and pallet manufacturing company.

Multi-plant responsibility in the South which include OSHA compliance, EEOC, safety, training, employee relations, benefits administration, DOT, recruiting top-level talent for Plant Manager, Operations and Supervisor positions.

Responsible for start-up, and expansion, of 13 additional plants in 2002.

Reduced employee turnover by 50% in 2004 resulting in $850,000 savings.

Provided regional HR support in employee relations, legal issues, personnel issues, as well as compliance issues, for over 350 employees.

Area HR Manager / Safety Director 1994 - 2000

Oldcastle Glass Stone Mountain, GA

Area Human Resources Manager for multiple glass manufacturing and fabrication locations to include Stone Mountain and Lithia Springs, Georgia, Charlotte, NC and Jacksonville, Florida.

Responsible for creating and maintaining HR departments at all locations to include staffing, employee relations, benefits, handbook creation, OSHA compliance, training, DOT, Safety Committees, & benefits plan to include 401(k) plan for 200 employees.

Executive Recruiter – Medical Profession 1992 - 1993

Opportunities Unlimited Huntsville, AL

Medical professional executive recruiter responsible for placing MDAs’ (Anesthesiologists) and CRNAs’ (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) in hospitals and medical centers nationwide.

Established and maintained close contact with doctors and nurse candidates to offer current openings, matched and screened resumes, negotiated contracts, search and placement fees and compensation packages.

Extensive telephone contact with Hospital Administrators and Human Resources personnel.

Onsite visits to hospitals and college campuses for prospects.

United States Army, Redstone Arsenal, Al, Korea, Alaska 1986 - 1991

Senior Career Counselor/Recruiter

Directed US Army School Retention program servicing approximately 2,500 soldiers.

Supervised 16 Career Counselors, planned, organized and coordinated Recruiting and Retention activities.

Supported and advised areas concerning production, operations, training, administrative, personnel and logistical.


Master of Science Organization Development, Brenau University Gainesville, GA Jun 07

Bachelor of Science Human Resource Management, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA May 99

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