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Human Resources Director

London, Ontario, Canada
April 29, 2019

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Paul Maher BSc, MBA, M.Ed., CHRL

Phone: 519-***-**** Cell: 226-***-****



Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with an established track record of leadership and guidance to global client group managers with a dedicated sense of urgency and professionalism. Delivery of local, divisional, international and enterprise-wide Human Resources support with a strong focus on employee relations. Willing to relocate. Areas of expertise include:

Human Resources senior management experience across multi-facility operations in Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom and the United States (up to 2000+ employees)

Lead, develop, and coach HR staff in Employee Relations, Employment Law, Health & Safety, Payroll, Pension & Benefits, Training, HRIS, and Administration roles

Demonstrate employee relations excellence and increase HR visibility with employees through active Management by Walking Around (MBWA)

Management of disability and WSIB claims; Negotiation of annual employee benefits plans with broker/insurance carrier; Certified Management JHSC member


Director of Human Resources (Global)

Skyjack Inc., Guelph, ON 2018-2019

Drive and lead the global Human Resources team for all Skyjack locations. Monitor and control recruitment, global manpower forecasting, Health & Safety, talent development, legal compliance and employee performance.

Managed a global team of five (5) HR Managers across Canadian, United States and United Kingdom/Asian sites.

Created consolidated HR reporting dashboard for HR metrics monitoring

Sourced, evaluated and consolidated global compensation information and standardized non-North American position data

Introduced revised internal investigation process to the HR team to mitigate legal risk

Member of HRIS Implementation Steering Committee

Human Resources Manager (Canada)

Meridian Lightweight Technologies, Strathroy ON 2016 – 2018

Drive HR organizational performance across 3 sites to meet and exceed Key Performance Indicators in the areas of HR operational budget and cost control, attendance, compensation programs (hourly; salaried and incentive programs), recruitment, turnover, headcount, legal compliance, hours worked vs budget, and training.

Interim HR Manager for Diamond Aircraft Industries simultaneously from January -October 2017, overseeing HR operations during company acquisition & transition

Introduce new succession planning program to ensure talent pipeline for critical organizational roles.

Realized $150k in savings in first year through policy revisions

Streamline training and development budget process to determine return on investment; Sourced, and worked with external consultant to provide leadership training to all team leaders and supervisors.

Effective management of health and safety resources to reduce incidents by over 30%

Developed and implemented improved employee communication channels across sites

Human Resources Manager

Stackpole International Stratford ON 2014 - 2016

Partner with Operations, Finance, Engineering and Quality to meet site strategic goals and Key Performance Indicators through management of Positive Employee Relations, Training & Development, HR Planning & Budget, Compensation, Health & Safety, Recruiting and Talent Management

Reduced health and safety incidents by 20% by increasing engagement of employee health and safety committee and promoting of health and safety culture in the facility.

Lead recruitment activities for all salaried and hourly roles; manage third party agency and recruitment agency contracts and relationships

Reduced annual spending on legal claims to zero ($0) through closing outstanding issues and ensuring policies were followed.

Increased the profile of Stackpole in the community through participation in organizations and committees.

Manager, HR Services

EMCO Corporation, London ON 2013 – 2014

Canada-wide Human Resources support of 250 locations including payroll, HRIS, pension and benefits, training and development, and HR Administration

Planned and managed process improvements for the PeopleSoft system; successfully implemented Phase One of Employee Self Service (ESS)

Provided training for Profit Centers and Profit Centre Managers across Canada in the areas of leadership, crucial conversations and conflict management

Developed and maintained external service provider contracts and relationships for pension, benefits, payroll, and consulting

Judged university case competitions at JDC West and JDC Central

Goodrich Corporation/UTC Aerospace Systems (North Carolina & Ontario) 2004 - 2013

Site Human Resources Manager, Monroe NC 2011 – 2013

Member of site leadership team providing HR Leadership in a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility of approximately 300 people in the areas of HR Strategy, Training & Development, Manpower Planning, Strategic Workforce Development, Recruitment & Selection, Compensation & Benefits, Metrics, Culture & People Philosophy, Employee Communications and Rewards & Recognition

Lead Strategic Business Partnering, Workforce Planning, Organizational Development and Career Development initiatives

Introduced a diversity initiative including a monthly newsletter and employee events that celebrated the culture and diversity of the employees

HR Management responsibility for UTC Aerospace Systems site in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Divisional Day 1 Integration Activities Lead & Monroe Customer Service HR Integration Lead for UTC’s acquisition of Goodrich

Global Staffing Council team member, responsible for setting standard processes for global recruitment policies and strategic workforce planning

Employer representative on Union County Chamber of Commerce

Senior Human Resources Generalist, Oakville ON 2004 – 2011

Provided full HR Generalist / Employee Relations service for internal client group of 250 employees across 5 shifts; duties include Employee Relations, Policy Interpretation, Conflict Mediation & Resolution and Employee / Supervision Development

HR representative for various programs, teams and committees including inaugural Leadership Development Program, China Joint Venture Evaluation team, Enterprise ATS Selection Team, Strategic Workforce Planning Team, Enterprise-wide Goodrich Recruiting Council, and HR Strategic Planning team

HR Export Compliance / International Traffic in Arms Regulations Subject Matter Expert

Provide end-to-end recruitment for Canadian operations as well as key positions in France, United Kingdom, China and Singapore; effectively reduced recruitment budget from $1M to $250K over four (4) years

Instituted Machinist Apprenticeship program and industrial trades testing and management profiling to strengthen recruitment processes

Continuing Education Instructor/Online Instructor (part-time) 2006 - Current

McMaster University, Hamilton ON 2008 – Current

Mohawk College, Hamilton ON 2006 – 2008

Various Progressive HR roles 2001 – 2004

CIBC Mellon Trust Company – Senior Recruitment Specialist

L-3 Wescam – Recruitment Specialist (contract)

GlaxoSmithKline Inc. – HR Generalist (contract)

Recruiter/Trainer/MSE-OP/Platoon Commander

Canadian Forces Reserve 1997 to 2010

St. John’s NL; Halifax NS; Hamilton ON


Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies)

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St, John’s NL

Human Resources Management Diploma

Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Master of Business Administration (HR Management)

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax NS

Bachelor of Science

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL


Human Resources Professionals Association - Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL)

Certified Predictive Index Analyst – Level 2

JHSC Certified Member

Certified Lean Practitioner - Goodrich

Six Sigma Green Belt

Certified Change Management Agent - Linkage

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