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Working in human resources and safety management in a variety of manufacturing environments for the past 15 years I have established results. Through my efforts my past companies have achieved third party certifications in QS-9000 and ISO-14001. The state of Virginia awarded our safety program with OSHA”s Voluntary Protection Programs Star Award, and recognized our partnership with Danville Community College in providing maintenance training programs. I have created and presented training courses in safety, management skills, supervisor development and quality. I am trained in safety and quality process auditing, six sigma methodology, lean manufacturing principles and well versed in employment relations.

Work experience

Human Resources and Safety Manager

Managed 160 employees on a rotating 28 day shift schedule, and attained two years accident free and was awarded OSHA’s VPP Star Certification July 2006.

Supervised IT, Safety, Janitorial, and HR staff.

Worked with supervisors and employees on all policy issues, investigated policy and safety violations and administration of disciplinary actions

Conducted After Action Review meetings and managed preventive action goal system to assure completion of assigned tasks.

Lead Succession Planning activities for the plant personnel.

Served as committee member on Halifax HR group, Employee Action Committee, and member of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.

Maintained a turnover rate of 3.7 % annually.

Worked with Community College to establish state award winning training program for maintenance employees. Established on-site MBA and BA programs with AveretteUniversity.

Mar 2007Jul 2008

MCR/Safety Mgr

Manager of Human Resources and Safety for a Wood Case Goods manufacture of veneer office furniture.

Partnered with community college to create a Production Team training program for 7 team leaders using a 36 week external and internal training course. The program included management soft skills, lean manufacturing tools and a mentor program with supervisor/managers assigned to develop the leaders

Conducted monthly employee morale survey during monthly communications meetings with floor employees.

Conducted employee appraisals that included employee development plans to achieve corporate and plant level Succession Planning Goals.

Worked with supervisors and employees on all policy issues, investigated policy and safety violations and administration of disciplinary actions.

Manager of employee benefits, workers compensation, EEO, AAP, 401K and stock purchase programs.

Represented the company at all ESC hearings, and workers compensation cases.

Proposed and established an electronic bulletin board for daily updates of production numbers and communications.

Apr 2000Jun 2004

Human Resources Manager

ThyssenKrupp Precision Forge

Managed Employee Training: 20+ safety programs, management programs, and state funded new and expanding industry OTJ training programs

Managed Benefits: 401-K, Major Medical and Dental, STD,LTD, Worker Compensation programs, Employee Assistance Program.

Managed Immigration of 20 plus foreign nationals on HB-1 E-2 & J-2 visas.

Recruited at all levels including the President. Established large group interview panel and recruiting process.

Represented the company at all ESC hearings, and workers compensation cases and OFCCP desk audit.

Implemented and achieved ISO-14001 environmental certification, Tier-II, SWPP, SPCC plans and reporting.

ISO/TS16949 Certified Internal Auditor, QS-9000 Certified Internal Auditor

      SmithfieldSelma Chamber Board of Directors 2000-2003

Sep 1990Mar 2000

Senior Human Resources Representative

Magneti Marelli Powertrain USA LLC

Conducted OSHA training, and supervised programs.

Recruiting Hourly and seasonal temporary labor

Wrote company Human Resource’s and Safety Policies and Procedures.

Served as Internal QS-9000 auditor and wrote work instructions


Asst. Manager

Alert Cable Television

Managed staff of 7 operating two head-ends with 4,000 subscriber base.

 Responsible for sales, service and budgeting for new construction





Ergonomics for Manufacturing NCSU
ISO/TS 16949:2002 Internal Auditor Certified NCSU
ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Certified NCSU