Director of Human Resources
Wholly-owned subsidiary of The Rinnai Corporation, Nagoya Japan, the largest manufacturer of gas appliances in the world. Rinnai America markets and distributes ductless heaters, tankless water heaters, and cooking products. 4,000 employees, $3B revenue.
Recruited to collaborate in the strategic re-alignment of Rinnai America's organizational model to adapt to a 35%-40% growth pattern. In this role, I have transformed the existing HR function from administrative support into a strategic & tactical partner. Working with the Japanese President and Board of Directors, I have guided them in developing a multi-year strategic human capital plan; hiring of key executives and management personnel; redesigning employee performance management systems and reward programs; and implementing supervisory and management training programs to enhance leadership development in support of firm's business initiatives.
Additionally, I am counsel to Japanese management on U.S. and local employment regulations & requirements, and aid them in coordinating visas and immigration for Japanese delegates and international advisory board.