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  Robert Wilson
  Human Resources Executive
  Results-driven and top-performing professional equipped with over 20 years of progressive leadership success within HR capacities. Strategic executive provides a track record of building and aligning workforces with enterprise growth goals and integrating new acquisitions into existing HR cultures and is an adaptable change agent capable of transforming corporate cultures to allow companies to seize market opportunities, control costs, improve business performance, and increase revenues. Offering experience across multiple industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, electronics, and others, as well as a background in union and non-union environments, I demonstrate strong leadership, training, negotiation, decision making, interpersonal, and problem solving abilities.
  Scope of Mastery:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Policy/Procedure Development
  • Safety Regulations
  • Labor Relations
  • Recruiting Team Facilitation
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Restructuring
    Cost Controls
  • Staff Retention
  • Employee Development
  • Acquisition Integrations
  Career Profile
  Vice President—Human Resources
  Stemco LP
  April 1999— November 2007
  Brought on board to fulfill the company’s staffing needs and complete an organizational cultural transition. Lead all HR activities for two units, including short-/long-term strategic planning and execution and implementing strategy objectives. Directed the $1.6M departmental budget; supported multiple divisions across six locations; and oversaw 650 employees. I headed talent acquisition/management; succession planning; benefits administration; and safety, policy, development, and employee relations/discipline. Lead union contract negotiations.
  I led a team to create a behavior-based interviewing program. Served as a key member of a team responsible for increasing all business performance metrics year over year, including sales, operating income, safety, ROI, cash flow, and inventory turns.
  Manager—Human Resources
  Stroh Brewery Company
  January 1997— April 1999
  Directed all human resources functions, including employment, compensation, benefits, training, labor relations, and
safety, supporting 360 plant employees. Initiated efforts to improve local labor relations, increase plant safety, and reduce workers’ compensation costs facility wide. Negotiated a local teamster contract; managed janitorial
and security contracts, and served on the company’s international contact negotiation team. Turned safety performance levels around.
  Manager—Human Resources
  LeTourneau Inc.
  November 1995— December 1997
  Administered HR functions while supporting growth initiatives at two locations. Rewrote the HR policy manual and developed and implemented 32 new policies and procedures. Advised the management team on employee relations issues. Helped the company meet organizational objectives relating to employment, team building, compensation, and benefits, communications, and employee relations.
  Training & Communications Supervisor
  Employee Involvement Administrator
  Employment & Personnel Specialist
  Manufacturing Supervisor
  Led efforts to build a factory training center for all new employees; assisted in developing an office automation training program that quickly became the model for American Standard’s Demand Flow Technology (DFT) training. These training programs supported 2,300 Trane employees. Developed and delivered 18 training programs, including an on-boarding program to on-board 600 employees within three months. Played an integral role developing a job classification plan that streamlined Trane’s workforce structure by 80% while creating more flexible work assignments.
  Also served as a Production Supervisor for Tyler Pipe Industries; helped realize a $240K annual cost reduction.
  Assist companies in filling management and professional positions. Can work on a contingency fee basis (paid when a recommended candidate accepts a job with a client company) or retained with an advance payment. We network and cultivate relationships with various companies, maintain large databases, purchase directories and are able to search for the candidate of your choice, a very viable and cost-effective business partnership for many firms.
  Our objective is to maximize the return on investment for your organization's human capital and minimize financial risk by placing high-quality personnel and providing outstanding employees in a variety of occupations according to our clients' specific requirements.
  Our specialties include but are not limited to management, manufacturing, engineering, finance, human resources, information technology, sales, and marketing disciplines.
  We pledge to:
  1. Conduct these activities in an effective, legal, fair, and consistent manner.
  2. To partner with clients in "finding the right people for the right job and will make a difference" in a responsive, professional and ethical manner.
  3. To demonstrate that our niche specialization and experience makes a substantial difference in the quality and speed of placement.
  4. To create "win-win-win" relationships for all the key parties involved in the process: Clients, Candidates and East Texas Recruiting.
  5. To provide Clients and Candidates with the information necessary to make informed decisions.
  Our success stems from our primary commitment to understanding our clients' business goals first, and then providing candidates who can meet those goals. We present only those candidates who fit our clients' specific needs, culture, expectations and specifications. We realize that the proper fit is important for both the client and the candidate.
  Will use experience from many years of HR Leadership at some the largest companies to assist in helping you.
  • Behavioral interviewing skills techniques training. Learn the tools to effectively select candidates reducing costly hiring mistakes.
  • On-boarding training and consultation. Research shows that effective on-boarding helps retention and gets employees productive faster.
  • Performance management training. Learn how to be effective in performance evaluations and decisions.
  • HR research, advice and consultation for merger and acquisitions. Utilize our experience in integrating cultures and workforces into your existing team.
  • Employment, performance management, employee relations, staffing, development and leadership consultation. With 30 years management experience, we can help “keep you out of the ditches” and utilize effective Human Resources techniques. If you are too small to afford your own HR team, let us be your HR department. We work by project or by hourly rate.
  Our Corporate Contributions
  Spearheaded a company’s organizational turnaround from a traditional manufacturing to a Lean Manufacturing enterprise culture.
  Initiated and led efforts to align human capital with business strategies and growth goals, establishing cost-control programs, enhancing facility safety, developing an organizational communications plan, instituting consistent HR policies and practices, improving staffing standards, developing a pipeline of senior talent candidates, and fully training all employees in Lean Manufacturing methodologies.
  Served a key role in improving on-time delivery from 85% to over 95%, cutting scrap-to-sale ratio nearly 100%, reducing lead times by 80%, and increasing sales per employee by more than 35%.
  Supported company growth by integrating acquisitions and providing strategic HR advice to the executive team; integrated an acquisition with a 20%+ EBITDA; staffed a Mexico sales team, resulting in a 20% sales increase; and developed sales team presence in China.
  Achieved annual savings of $900K by consolidating two manufacturing business units into a single unit; reduced payrolls by 50% through consolidating three Canadian warehouses, developing a plan to assume shared payroll services at two divisions, and taking control of HR at four additional company locations.
  Received the President’s Safety Award for four of five years by improving safety metrics to a 1.6 recordable rate and 0.0 lost time rate; helped earn the distinction of becoming one of America’s safest companies in 2006.
  Created and championed a culture of workplace safety, establishing and continuously communicating safety as a key performance metric; reduced OSHA recordables by 46%, lost time accidents by 78%, and workers’ compensation per employee by 75%.
  Academic Credentials & Affiliations
  University of Texas—Tyler
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration

McColl Graduate School of Business, Queens College
Executive Leadership Development Program

Texas Workforce Commission Board of Directors - Region VII, Member
State Job Service Employer Committee, Vice Chairperson
University of Texas at Tyler Development Board, Member
Tyler Junior College Management Advisory Committee, Member
Optimist Club, President and Lieutenant Governor
East Texas Deaf & Hearing Association, President & Board Chairman
  Contact Information
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  primary 866.715.3877
  alternate 903.566.4253
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