John P. Nester
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Versatile Human Resources EHS manager with expertise lean manufacturing, system implementations, process improvement, value stream mapping; labor relations; contract negotiation and administration, benefits, payroll, talent acquisition, and union avoidance. Safety: program design and compliance.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Master of Arts, Industrial Relations University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Arts, Economics University of Cincinnati
SPHR, Six Sigma Black Belt & Food Safety Certified
Connor Sports, Amasa MI
Provide HR, EHS, and HRIS, lean manufacturing, value stream mapping, change management, union avoidance and project management support developed to accomplish client’s missions and improve operating and financial results.
Silgan Containers 2015 - 2016
Regional Human Resources Manager
Provide a wide range of HR, employee and labor Relations, employment performance management support for multiple union and non-union manufacturing locations in seven states
Titan Tire Corporation 2013-2014
Human Resources Manager
Manage industrial relations, worker compensation, employment and employee benefits
Transformed HR strategy to promote collaboration and improve human capital utilization and organizational effectiveness
CURWOOD, DIVISION BEMIS, INC 2011-2013
Human Resources Manager
Manage industrial relations, payroll processes, group benefits and safety programs
Manage all post acquisition issues related to pensions, litigation and employment
Member of Process Improvement & Food Defense Teams
HR Consultant 2009-2018
Projects include: Connor Sports, GSI Commerce (ecommerce), Community Mercy Health Partners (Health Care), Consolidated Metal Products (Automotive), University of Cincinnati Business College (Higher Education), ATS Light Alloy Wheels (Automotive), Koch Foods (Food), Safety Shoe Distributors (Safety) Aegis Security (Protective Services), Clopay (Garage Door Division)
Revised HR operational and training documents for TS 16949 Quality Certification
Updated Employee Handbook and position descriptions
Recruited production and maintenance workforce establishing record production levels
Drafted position statements to successfully defend OCRC agency charges
Obtained favorable resolution of BWC Worker Compensation claims avoiding 30K in defense costs
CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER, Cincinnati, Ohio 2007-2009
Manager, HR Operations reported to Sr. Director, HR Technology & Services Delivery
Manage HRIS People Soft transactional support for 11,325 employees and 4500 non employee population.
Provided support for 800 Directors/Managers in processing authorized employee transactions
Developed metrics reporting process for HRIS and service level compliance
Redesigned work flow which achieved 20% annual increase in transactions processed
Participant in People Soft Manager Self Service implementations
Administered 2008 Employee Appreciation Bonus Plan
Completed project to digitize employee files and records
AMERICAN MICRO, Batavia, Ohio 2005-2007
Director, Human Resources reporting to President
Conducted national search to recruit precision CNC process engineers & set up technicians which enabled Company to achieve 20% sales and profit growth
Developed & implemented HR processes for subsidiary start up in Xiamen, China which reached 3M sales within first six (6) months of start up
Implement Group health plan design changes in health (HSA), life and disability coverage which improved employee benefits and achieved 20% savings in annual premiums
Chaired Safety Committee reducing BWC premiums and recordable injuries
Drafted Ohio BWC application resulting in 40K Safety Grant award
ESCO Corporation, Covington, Kentucky 1996-2005
Participant in Lean Manufacturing Project doubling through put with 30% reduced direct labor
Member of ORACLE Implementation Team (HRIS, Payroll)
Negotiated replacement group benefit carrier generating 400K savings over a four-year period.
Negotiated 1998 & 2001 CBA’s & 2003 Severance Agreement with Ironworkers Union.
Developed union avoidance communication strategy to defeat 2003 Ironworker’s organizing campaign.
DORMAN PRODUCTS, Division of R&B, Warsaw, Kentucky
Manager, Human Resources Reporting to Corporate General Counsel
Coordinated facility expansion project monitoring contractor performance and contractual compliance
Managed litigation discovery efforts related to transfer of ownership, termination of pension plan, product liability & worker compensation claims
Maintained union free status in Steelworker Decertified operation.
THOMSON REUTERS, Florence Kentucky
Manager, Human Resources Reporting to CEO/President,
Provided HR support for Ohio and Kentucky Distribution Centers
Maintained union free status in Teamster Decertified facility.
Implemented standardized job classification and pay practices processes
Developed and implemented multi-site Employee Handbook.
EQUITABLE BAG CO. INC, Florence, Kentucky
Personnel Manager for Midwest Division Reported to Division Vice President
Managed industrial relations, safety, payroll processes, group benefits and employment
Member of negotiating team in four Collective Bargaining Agreements with United Paper Workers Union.
Teamsters, Machinists, Steelworkers, Iron Workers and Paper workers
Industries served include health care, manufacturing and distribution centers, food packaging, printing, paper and flexible packaging, construction and mining equipment, automotive, aerospace and medical device manufacturing and publishing order fulfillment.
EEOC, ERISA, OSHA, FLSA, ADA, COBRA, FMLA, NLRB, GFSI, TS 16949, Joint Commission