"These are personal growth experiences that I would not trade for anything!"
Lived and Worked in Asia/Pacific
2003-2005: HP, Vice President-Human Resources, HP Asia Pacific/Japan. Based in Singapore with 14 countries reporting. Led HR for this 34,000 employee, $13B region. Reporting to me: 14 country HR managers and 180 HR shared services supported Staffing, Total Rewards, HR Operations and Employee Communications. Chaired the HR Region Council and was on the corporate Senior HR staff. Supported growth plans in China & India.
2012-2014: SVP & CHRO, KEMET Electronics Corporation, led the HR due diligence, Joint Venture structure, and acquisition synergy planning for NEC TOKIN in Japan; with plants in The Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam and China.
Lived and Worked in Europe
1991-1993: Volkswagen, Chief of Organizational Development (Hauptabteilungsleiter Organizationsentwicklung). For 2+ years lived in Wolfsburg, Germany and reported to the President of the Marketing Management Institute who reported to the Board Member responsible for worldwide Sales and Marketing. Had international organizational effectiveness responsibility for the 23,000 retail dealerships. Completed a major customer satisfaction project for Dr. Lopez (#2 to the Chairman). Designed and piloted a dealership continuous quality improvement process throughout Europe. Executed programs for Dealer recruitment, selection, retention and performance incentives. Introduced employee and customer satisfaction measures and a European competition. Delivered international executive development programs at our conference/hotel facility. Executed plant-based Customer Comes First team development and quality improvement. Utilized 20 team consultants to help open Europe’s largest parts Distribution Center. Left at the successful completion of the two year contract, and recruited by a long-time PepsiCo colleague into Hyatt.
1994-1995: The Gallup Organization, Vice President and Managing Consultant. Reported to the President & CEO. Integrated the selection, customer survey and employee survey businesses. Began the development of a worldwide automobile practice across product lines. Sold the largest 1st-year selection contract for the SMART Car Mercedes Benz/Swatch Watch joint venture--Created and executed the selection process for their Franchise Partners in Europe. Created the