PROFESSIONAL PROFILE & EXPERTISE
Valued Business Partner ~ International Leadership ~ Organizational Development
A performance-driven Global Human Resources Leader who is respected for delivering strategic solutions to global business challenges at Fortune 500 and major technology companies. A visionary strategist who can establish an organizational roadmap and then roll up his sleeves to achieve tactical execution. Persuasive executive known for building strong teams committed to excellence.
" Strategic Human Resources Planning " Employee Engagement & Retention
" Executive Compensation " Talent / Performance Management
" Process Redesign & Change Management " Employee & Labor Relations
" HR Governance & Regulatory Compliance " HR Metrics & Analytics
EXPERIENCE & NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS
LYONDELLBASELL CHEMICAL COMPANY (NYSE: LYB), Houston, TX 2013-2015
SENIOR DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES
HR executive with responsibilities for HR functions of the North and South American olefins, polyolefins, intermediates, derivatives and refining business with annual revenue exceeding $24B. LyondellBasell is one of the worlds largest plastics, chemical and refining companies exceeding $46B in annual revenue with 13,000 employees.
" Instrumental in attaining 100% successor identification for all top roles reporting to the business EVP by developing and implementing a newly improved annual Talent Management Review process in the olefins and polyolefins organization.
" Guided the team in the successful attainment of all economic and non-economic goals in three successful union contracts utilizing a process, which served the Company in analyzing the issues associated with operating our facilities.
" Spearheaded the development of a first-ever online companywide global rewards and recognition platform to create an inspirational culture for all managers and employees in the recognition of outstanding employee performance.
" Led business leaders in the implementation and execution of the first employee engagement survey. Attained 100% successful creation of comprehensive action plans with both US and international business leaders serving as team sponsors.
WMS GAMING, INC. (NYSE: WMS), Waukegan, IL
VP, HUMAN RESOURCES 2011-2013
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS 2010-2011
Top HR executive responsible for all global human resources for a multi-national company with revenues just under $1B and 1,800 employees serving the gaming industry in the design, manufacture, sale and service of video slot machines. HR team consisted of 30 HR professionals worldwide.
" Led HR due diligence process of two successful acquisitions that resulted in tripling headcount and a 600% expansion of revenue in the on-line interactive segment of the business after the first year.
" Reviewed and evaluated the Companys compensation strategy, which led to a redesign of how equity, bonuses and spot awards would be administered. These changes further reinforced the cultural component of a meritocracy.
" Revamped the talent acquisition team by bringing in bold leadership, resulting to a speedy ramp-up of engineers and IT talent in both domestic and overseas locations within a four-month period while reaching over 225 hires in the fiscal year.
" Successfully negotiated a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the IBEW as principal spokesperson for the Company by creating the strategy and tools, preparing the negotiating team and briefing the Chairman and CEO on economic and non-economic priorities.
" Developed and facilitated a senior leadership summit that focused on company values, culture and leadership techniques, which led to detailed departmental action plans.
NORGREN, INC., a subsidiary of British owned IMI, plc (LSE: IMI), Littleton, CO 2005-2010
VP, GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES
Top HR executive responsible for all worldwide human resources initiatives of a $1.3B, 6,500 employee global pneumatics manufacturing company. Managed a team of 14 HR leaders from major operations including sites in the US, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Mexico, China, India and Australia. Total global HR team consisted of 55 team members.
" Partnered with the CEO and COO to evaluate and then restructure the global manufacturing and engineering footprint of the company which led to profitability improvement from single-digit to mid double-digit levels within the first three years.
" Created a global human resources function, including structure, processes and standards around salary administration, recruiting, succession planning and performance management. Results included the consolidation of HR consulting, relocation services, recruiting and payroll administration under select vendors saving over $550K.
" Engaged in integrating 23 separate US insurance approaches, consisting of over 3200 employees into one common medical plan that resulted in a savings of $1M in the first year.
" Spearheaded a comprehensive reduction-in-force process and executed large-scale site restructuring, which impacted sites across the US, UK and Europe that led to tens of millions in costs savings with minimal legal exposure.
" Drove global organizational change by introducing an Internet-based talent management tool and overseeing a $300M annual salary budget resulting in a 90% performance review completion rate.
" Produced and implemented a global succession planning process that led to a 60% improvement over three years of available successors in key positions.
MICRO MOTION, INC. A DIVISION OF EMERSON ELECTRIC (NYSE: EMR), Boulder, CO 2000-2005
VP, HUMAN RESOURCES
As top HR executive, led the worldwide human resources function of a 1300-employee global manufacturing company, including service centers in Boulder, The Netherlands, Mexico and China. Total global HR team consisted of 20 team members.
" Established an eLearning strategy for Emerson Process Management consisting of 17 divisions and over 15,000 employees. ROI for this platform over a five-year period exceeded 300%.
" Formulated a Leadership Development program for the Flow Group to develop future leaders within Micro Motion by enrolling 30 business leaders in the first year.
" Revamped the divisions mentoring initiative by developing program objectives, selection criteria and process, coaching skills for mentors, accountability for regular meetings and an annual survey.
QWEST/U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS (NYSE: Q), Denver, CO 1998-2000
DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES
Top HR position of the Retail Markets Small Business Group, a 2000-employee, $2B operation that provided telecommunications products and services to small business owners in a 14-state region reporting to the SVP of the group.
SOLVAY INTEROX, INC. (a subsidiary of Belgian owned, Solvay S.A.), Houston, TX 1995-1998
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Responsible for all company human resources strategies, policies and programs of the North American chemical operations. Top HR position that provided guidance to the President and his staff on HR issues.
THE QUAKER OATS COMPANY, (NYSE: OAT) 1987-1995
EMPLOYEE AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER Houston, TX
GENERAL SUPERVISOR, Shiremanstown, PA
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SUPERVISOR, Newport, TN
EMPLOYMENT SUPERVISOR, Shiremanstown, PA
Throughout eight years with the Quaker Oats Company, held positions of increasing responsibility across multiple divisions and locations. Responsibilities included employee and labor relations, health, safety, training, organizational development, performance management, compensation, benefits and acquisition integration.
UNITED STATES ARMY 1980-1987
Held various leadership positions ranging from Infantry Platoon Leader to Special Forces Aviation Detachment Commander. Throughout seven years of active duty military service, responsibilities included standardization of training, deployment of personnel and equipment overseas, distribution of awards and promotions, corrective action, coordination and implementation of an aircraft change from UH-1H (Huey) to UH-60 (Blackhawk) and maintenance of equipment, vehicles and aircraft.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY, Houston, TX, 1993 SPHR, SENIOR PROFESSIONAL IN HUMAN RESOURCES CERTIFICATION
SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GENERAL ENGINEERING
U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY, West Point, NY, 1980 LOMINGER LEADERSHIP ARCHITECT, INTERVIEW ARCHITECT, CULTRIBUTE ARCHITECH AND VOICES CERTIFICATIONS
ROTARY WING COMMERCIAL PILOT, FIXED WING PRIVATE PILOT, INSTRUMENT RATED THE BIRKMAN METHOD CERTIFICATION
Member, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) ? 1995-Present
Board of Trustees, Glenwood Academy A not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing residential living and education for at-risk children ? 2012-Present