Rich T

Director of Human Resources - 20 Years of Experience - Near 60540


Director of Human Resources


Naperville, IL

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is to be the world class leader in the industry. Vice President, Human Resources * 1/1/2020 - 10/16/2020 As a member of the Sr. Leadership Team, responsible for leading HR strategy in alignment with the business goals. Assisted in the on-boarding of a Minneapolis-based HR Leader and led Human Resources responsibility for all plant operations including successful Covid-19 response, plant staffing initiatives, policy formulation, and employee relations. Sr. Director, Human Resources * 8/1/2019 - 12/31/2019 For this newly established organization, was the Sr. Human Resources Leader, reporting to the CEO with responsibility for the creation of all functional capabilities (org structure, compensation, benefits, headquarters staffing, policy formulation, plant HR, employee relations, etc.) TREEHOUSE FOODS INC. (Contractor via Advanced Resources), Oak Brook, IL * 5/15/2018 - 7/31/2019 TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of private label packaged foods and beverages in North America. With over 40 production facilities across the United States, Canada and Italy, the Company's objective is to be the undisputed solutions leader for custom brands for our customers. Sr. Director of Human Resources - Beverage Division * 5/15/2018 - 2/23/2019 Head of Human Resources for the $1B Beverage Division of TreeHouse Foods. As a member of the Sr. Leadership Team was responsible for HR for 7 plants in the United States and Canada. Also participated as an active member of the TreeHouse Foods Senior Human Resources Team. Sr. Director of Human Resources - Snacks Division * 2/24/2019 - 7/31/2019 Head of Human Resources for the $700M Snacks Division of TreeHouse Foods. As a member of the Sr. Leadership Team was responsible for HR for 4 plants in the United States. Led the Division through one plant closure to offset loss of revenue. Participated as a key member of the Divestiture team that resulted in the sale of the Division to the Private Equity firm, Atlas Holdings Group. As a part of the sale agreement, this role was part of the sale. LAWTER INC. Chicago, Illinois * 2011 - 2017 Lawter, Inc. is part of the Harima Chemicals family, a company strong in pine chemicals and built on products developed using pine chemical resources. Today, Lawter™ serves the adhesives, graphic arts, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and the synthetic rubber industries. While their global headquarters is in Chicago, IL they are a global organization with senior managers located in every region of the world. Director Global Human Resources / CHRO - Head of Human Resources for Lawter Inc., a global specialty chemicals company with operations in the US, Belgium, The Netherlands, China, Argentina, New Zealand, and South Korea. Responsible for global human resources strategies and initiatives. COSMO FILMS INC./ACCO BRANDS, LLC/ GBC, Addison, Illinois * 1999 - 2009 ACCO World and GBC (General Binding Corporation) merged in August of 2005 to create ACCO Brands, the world's largest supplier of branded office products with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion. In June of 2009, Cosmo Films Incorporated purchased the GBC Commercial division from ACCO Brands. Global HR Director - GBC Commercial (2005 - 2009) Corporate HR Director (2000 - 2005) HR Director - GBC Films Group (1999 - 2000) Pennant Foods Company, Lisle, IL (formerly Lipton Bakery Division) * 12/1/97 - 08/25/1998 A $200 million bakery goods manufacturer engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sales of frozen (cookies, cakes, muffins, breads) bakery products and ingredients (dry mixes, fillings, glazes). Director of Human Resources Responsible for direction of all HR activities in this new (via acquisition - 12/1/97) $200 million, eight (8) facility business, reporting to the President. Operated at the Executive Staff level in directing the business and resolving issues. Lipton (a Unilever Company), Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 2/1/90 - 12/1/97 A large international organization engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sales of food products in the branded (tea, margarine, salad dressing, soup, etc.) consumer markets and other food service and bakery (cookies, cakes, muffins, etc.) goods and ingredient (dry mixes, fillings, glazes, etc.) markets.





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