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HR Specialist

Brunswick, OH
October 29, 2018

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Strategic and innovative HR Organizational Development Manager with proven experience translating business objectives into measurable performance strategies and initiatives focused on achieving operational excellence. Unique skill set utilizing change management/organizational development methodologies and continuous process improvement techniques to build an aligned, high-performance workforce developing future leaders at all levels. A career in manufacturing with an extensive background in labor relations, joint UAW/Ford Programs, safety, employee relations, and training and career development. Demonstrated ability to develop strong and constructive working relationships based on trust, respect, credibility, and results. SKILLS


Strong Interpersonal and Communication skills


Talent and Leadership Development

Problem Solving

Best Practices/Benchmarking

Organizational Development


Conflict Management

Team Building

Continuous Process Improvement/Kaizen

Strategic Planning



Emerald Forest Nursery

*Responsible for day to day operation of family-owned perennial nursery

*Performed organizational development and lean consulting in offseason as a contractor for TSD

*Sold business in September 2018

Lean Implementation/ Organizational Development Manager, 09/2002 to 06/2005 Cleveland Engine Plant #2 Ford Motor Co – Brookpark, OH

*Developed and led plant's lean implementation and communication plans

*Oversaw leadership and direction for Learning Center and Lean Implementation Office

*Facilitated Plant Steering Committee, Policy Deployment, Master Scheduling, and Employee Satisfaction Feedback meetings

*Aligned performance management process to support lean culture and work groups

*Participated in local contract negotiations

*Coached and prepared process improvement plans and standardization based on assessment data

*Utilized change management processes to coach plant leadership to create a culture of continuous improvement

*Led kaizen events to drive improvement in plant metrics and organized weekly floor Gemba/Waste Walks

*Designed, developed, and led workshops focused on leadership development and transformation

*Designed and conducted experiential based training focused on lean manufacturing techniques

* Provided direct supervision and leadership to joint UAW plant implementation teams Work Group Coach, 06/1998 to 09/2002

Ford Motor Co – Dearborn, MI

*Member of the UAW/Ford National Committee for Continuous Improvement

* Partnered with UAW National Ford Department Rep to assess Work Group implementation

*Member of the North American governance and synergies study group focused on maximizing best practices for establishing and sustaining lean cultures

*Lead developer of the process used to integrate lean techniques into work group structure used worldwide

*Provided ongoing assessment, consulting and coaching support to plants in the U.S. and Canada in the areas of work groups, training, change management, and lean manufacturing Lean Manufacturing Coach, 10/1995 to 06/1998

Ford Motor Co – Dearborn, MI

*Worked extensively with Toyota Production System experts to launch the Ford Production System

*Worked with local plant Joint Steering Committee members to develop implementation plans

*Coached and consulted with local plant leadership on resolving lean implementation issues

*Member of team responsible for developing and deploying standardized lean manufacturing implementation assessment tool used by Ford worldwide

*Provided ongoing coaching and shop floor assessments of implementation of lean techniques and processes

*Conducted train the trainer certification for plant implementations teams focused on lean tools and techniques Organizational Development and Training Manager, 11/1992 to 10/1995 Ford Cleveland Engine Plant #2 – Brookpark, Ohio

*Responsible for all training and development activities supporting the launch of a new engine program

*Designed and conducted organizational development interventions to accelerate lean implementation

* Team Leader responsible for the design, development, and implementation of Standardized Work worldwide

*Provided active support and guidance in the plant's successful bid to receive the Shingo Award Work Group, Training, And Communications Manager, 03/1991 to 11/1992 North Penn Ford Electronics Plant – Lansdale, PA

*Provided leadership and direction to launch a work group based organization

*Managed a $3.4 million training budget focused on providing task certification for all production jobs

*Established a comprehensive communication process to ensure timely feedback on plant department metrics

* Negotiated a simplified Ability Rate Progression program resulting in improved safety and quality metrics

*Received the Electronics Division Leadership Award Labor Relations Supervisor, 06/1988 to 03/1991

Ford Cleveland Casting Plant – Brookpark, OH

Supervised three shift Labor Relations Department responsible for disciplinary actions, grievance investigations, dispositions, and arbitration. Ensured adherence and compliance with all labor agreement for the UAW, PMLNA, and IBEW. Chaired weekly Health and Safety meetings. Conducted EEOC, Workman Compensation and other compliance investigations

Human Resource Generalist, 03/1977 to 01/1988

Ford Cleveland Casting Plant – Brookpark, OH


Bachelor of Science: Organizational Development

Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH

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