Steere Enterprises Inc.
Steere is a leading Tier 1&2 manufacturer of plastic, engine air induction sytems, for the automotive industry. 2 non-union, state-of-the-art, TS 16949/ISO 14001 certified plants, employing 300 employees.
Human Resource Director
Hired as a change agent to transform a company with major problems, in a brutal industry, into a high performance organization that has made tremendous bottom line improvements, and has gained a reputation for excellence in the industry and northeast Ohio.
Recruited 95% of the workforce, including the entire management team, resulting in outstanding performance improvements in productivity, quality, safety, work comp, and attendance, and a world class work culture.
Ran HR as a profit center creating many cost cutting ideas and profit generating strategies such as target pricing for temp labor saving $200,000 per year, and receiving Ohio grants of $130,000.
Created and executed the strategy for huge safety and workers compensation improvements that have generated continuing annual savings of at least $500,000 per year and resulted in our company winning the first Ohio Governor's Award For Workers Compensation Excellence.
Reduced accidents from 120/year to 2/year, and improved from a -55% penalty rating to an +87% discount for worker's compensation premiums.
Improved perfect attendance in a factory workforce averaging 160 employees from 7 employees per year to an average of over 60 employees per year for the past 6 consecutive years.
Created and implemented a number of "World Class" HR best practices in many areas, such as, self-developed training in "The Psychology of Supervision".
Contributed many ideas outside the realm of HR, such as marketing, sales, and new products.