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    HR Leader / Management Consultant

  High-energy doer having depth of expertise and solid background within Manufacturing and Corporate with following skills:

Communication .. Conflict Resolution .. Corp & Plant .. Employee Development .. Employment .. Management .. Multi-site .. Payroll .. Safety .. Start-up .. Supervision .. Union / Non-Union

In-depth knowledge of applicable laws: EEO, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, Title VII, USERRA.

I am firm, hold my ground and stick to the program.

Advanced Spanish Language Ability ~ Critical Thinking ~
Employee Relations ~ Labor Relations including Negotiations ~ Problem Identification ~ Problem Resolution

Languages: English

Master of Arts, HR (Personnel) Psychology
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison NJ

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ


Start-ups, Employee & Labor Relations, Recruitment & Staffing, Succession Planning, Policies & Procedures, Problem Identification & Resolution.
Spanish Language Ability


HR Director
2004 2012 Privately held manufacturer, central NJ

Multi-site 700-employee steel manufacturing, Union & Non-union organization with Corporate, Plant & associated entity responsibilities (trucking affiliate): oversaw Employee and Labor Relations, Employment, Performance Management, Counseling, Benefits, Compensation, Payroll, site management. Worked closely with Production Management re: Safety/WC, Communications, Union Relations, Recognition, Training, Attendance Policy, Work Rules. Organized HR Department toward greater professionalism. Facilitated successful start-up of two new manufacturing facilities.

HR Director
2003 2004 Private publisher, Easton PA

Worked closely with plant management in non-union production environment for this multi-site employer focusing on Employee Relations, Policies Implementation, Security, FMLA, Employment, Benefits. Working closely with in-house Legal, ensured strong communication with managers and employees to resolve complex and sensitive conflict situations.

HR Director, Employee Relations
2000 - 2001 Telecom Company, Charlotte NC 1000+ employees

Corporate environment with strong focus on Employee Relations in Sales-strong organization. Oversaw major down-sizing effort and coordinated subsequent corporate communications.

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