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HR Director

Seattle, Washington, United States
November 06, 2018

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Kris Reeter

**** *. **** **., *******, WA ***** 217-***-****


Human Resources Leader

Employee Relations … Talent Acquistion & Development … Business Partnering

Highly experienced HR Leader with a proven record of driving strategy and delivering transformative business solutions that create immediate results and sustainable gains in profitability, performance, and value for major U.S. corporations. Adept at directing all HR functions, including recruiting, talent development, employee relations, and policy design. Experienced at utilizing technology to improve organizational performance and creating high energy cultures focused on collaboration and jninclusion. Known and appreciated for ability to build relationships, trust and credibility. MHR; BA. Core competencies:

Project Management Strategic Planning Organizational Development Cost Reduction Employee Relations Training & Development Policy Development & Integration Change Management Public Relations

Benefits & Compensation Program Management Manufacturing / Technology Retention Diversity

Professional Experience

Sea-Bird Scientific (Danaher) April 2017 – Present

HR Director Bellevue, WA

Serve as strategic HR business partner to the President, senior leadership team and greater SBS organization with a focus on change management to successfully transition the business through large scale restructuring challenges wich resulted in a positive affect on the workforce, locations, manufacturing and engineering.

Increased Employee Engagement by 10% through the creation of employee led action planning teams which focused on improving training and tools, work schedules, and increasing the awareness and importance diversity and inclusivity.

Placed analytical rigor around the processes for adding incremental headcount, promotions, salary increases and training and development to aid leadership in being able to identify the ROI associated with such actions.

All Star Directories (ASD) February 2014 – April 2017

HR Director Seattle, WA

Reported directly to the CEO and provided HR guidance and support to the Senior Leadership Team and greater ASD Organization.

Ensured a smooth transition during substantial changes to the Senior Leadership Team and ascension of a new CEO.

Responsible for designing and implementing all HR leadership, operational initiatives and strategies, including, but not limited to the ASDs Performance Rating System, Talent Review Process, Organizational Values and Business Justification Process for staffing, training and capital expenditures.

Increased engagement survey results by 25% across the organization through the introduction of inclusiveness initiatives designed to increase collaboration, strengthen team relationships and elevate business intelligence.

Decreased attrition by 12% YOY through the introduction and implementation of personal development plans, career ladders and leadership training curriculum.

Designed and implemented a formalized compensation structure and pay for performance structure that was embraced and championed by leadership.

Amazon – Fulfillment Technologies February 2013 – February 2014

Senior HR Business Partner Seattle, WA

Provided global HR Generalist support to Amazon’s Fulfillment Technologies organization with a population of 1200 exempt software development engineers and 7 directors.

Developed and launched the Amazon Fulfillment Future Leaders Program to prepare early managers for their path in management, in addition to partnering with Amazon’s leadership development community to provide continuous improvement to training and development efforts across corporate operations

Established cross organizational calibrations for non-Software Engineer roles (ex. Technical Program Management, Program Management and UX Design) to ensure the proper leveling/understanding of roles and responsibilities.

Partnered with leadership to establish relevant business metrics around organizational initiatives to drive communication, engagement and proper alignment across the Fulfillment Technologies organization.

Drove culture preserving efforts by ensuring that all software engineers were provided training around Amazon’s leadership principles and that they had attended the proper interview training to give them the tools to make great hiring decisions.

Increased female diversity in the Fulfillment Technologies organization by 25% by partnering with recruiting, university relations and affinity groups.

Honeywell – Aerospace Engineering and Technology January 2011 – February 2013

Senior HR Manager Albuquerque, NM

Provided HR Generalist support to Honeywell’s Aerospace Engineering and Technology (E&T) organization across seven centers of excellence with a global population of approximately 1500 exempt level engineers.

Partnered with engineering leadership to upgrade the organization with respect to talent, organizational effectiveness and consistent improvement of processes to drive proactive change across the Aerospace division.

Coached leadership on progressive management skills, with a focus on ingraining the Honeywell objectives and behaviors throughout the organization.

Drove HR Development projects in the areas of OD Skills and Development and Consulting resulting in an increased knowledge in the HR community around these areas of focus.

Provided coaching and mentorship to engineering leaders as well as other HR professionals across Honeywell.

Partnered with HR site leadership to drive Honeywell Operating Systems initiatives across the manufacturing and engineering organizations to increase efficiency and operational effectiveness.

Managed University Relations initiatives across the Aerospace E&T Electrical Centers of Excellence and successfully implemented a rotational program focused on building technical excellence in core areas.

Pepsi Bottling Group – New Mexico and West Texas Region September 2009 – December 2010

Senior HR Manager Albuquerque, NM

Responsible for HR Generalist partnership and support across the New Mexico and West Texas Region (9 distribution facilities with a population of 500 hourly and salaried employees.)

Partnered with the Business Unit Diversity Advisory Board to drive diversity initiatives such as flexible productivity and campus development programs.

Managed all training initiatives across the South West Market Unit (13 facilities with a population of 1000).

Executed a holistic wellness strategy across NM/WT that incorporated offering financial counseling and healthy living tools to improve the overall health and wellness of the workforce.

Managed a Pepsico “Power of One” co-location project between Pepsi Beverages Company and Frito Lay while seeing no decrease in engagement or turnover.

EATON Corporation – Corporate Technology Office April 2008 – September 2009

HR Manager Cleveland, OH

Served as program manager for the Engineering and Technology Leadership Program (ETLP) and functional manager to the program participants. The ETLP consists of 25 participants (36% female, 24%diversity).

Responsible for all aspects of the ETLP including, but not limited to the identification of target schools, building university partnerships, 2nd round interviews, assignment identification, placement, and leadership development.

Collaborated with engineering leadership to identify university programs that align to our technology strategies, thereby gaining functional support and approval of joint projects and partnerships, increasing our brand recognition and ability to recruit top talent.

Provided on-going coaching and counseling to engineers across groups to improve our functional leadership and bench strength.

Responsible for the analysis of Engineering Organizational Capability metrics to effectively communicate the needs of the technology workforce landscape and to identify immediate and long-term opportunities for improvement.

EATON Corporation – Corporate Technology Office April 2007 – April 2008

HR Supervisor Cleveland, OH

Implemented the ETLP by hiring 15 participants and placing 14 interns from top tier engineering universities into product design assignments across business groups.

Provided interim HRM support for the Innovation Center, a multi-site resource that provided technology solutions to the business.

Provided HR Generalist support across the global engineering organization in partnership with local HR.

Initialized partnership with National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and the Eaton Engineering Community to increase the interest and understanding of engineering and the sciences in public schools.

EATON Corporation – Fluid Power Group/Hydraulics Division HQ March 2005 – April 2007

HR Business Partner Eden Prairie, MN

Provided HR Generalist support to senior HYD HQ HR leadership, SCM, Finance, OPEX, and Engineering.

Created HR BSC which analyzes HYD facility data globally, allowing HYD leadership and the HYD HR community to drive process improvements across the business.

Partnered with GMLS leadership, Americas’ HRMs, and the HR Teams in Reynosa and Luzhou to accurately track headcount moves associated with ramp-up and ramp-down plans.

Provided analysis to the Division HR Director and Regional HRMs on metrics such as global retirement statistics, turnover, and organizational headcount fluctuations.

Managed HYD-wide immigration procedures.


Adjunct Professor Minneapolis, MN

Designed and facilitated a graduate level course during second spring term focusing on outsourcing trends

including business process outsourcing, off shoring and near shoring.

INTERNATIONAL PAPER – Coated and SC Papers/XPEDX February 2003 – March 2005

HR Development Program Sartell, MN/Cincinnati, OH

Provided HR Generalist support for a unionized paper mill with a population of 600+.

Provided Multi-site HR Generalist support for 800+ employees at a recently acquired IP business.

Involved in all aspects of Labor Relations including: Restructuring of Vacation/Vacancy Procedures, Labor

Management Communications, and Adjustment of Grievances.

Served on the management team during labor negotiations between xpedx and Teamsters Local 638.


University of Illinois

Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations

Master of Human Resources December 2002

Bachelor of Arts in History, Cum Laude December 1998

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