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  • 1. Bill Jessee, M.A. HRD, SPHRCredentialed, Experienced HR Professional in Union and Non-Union Manufacturing.502-523-6294 bjessee@insightbb.combjessee@insightbb.comSummaryExecutive SummaryExperienced Labor Relations Human Resources professional skilled in all aspects of HR includingcoaching, counseling and training. A veteran in leading organizations through change, revitalization,turnaround and accelerated growth. Experienced in Labor Relations, benefits administration,sourcing and selection, policies and procedures development. Well versed in Employment Lawpossessing both non-union and union experience. Reduced absenteeism, intermittent FMLA and sick call offs by 30%Streamlined conversion of HRIS and payroll from PeopleSoft to EV3 /ADP.Changed a contentious Management/Labor relationship into a mutually beneficial workingrelationship. reducing related costs by 75% over a one year period.Chief spokesperson for the company in contract negotiations. Successfully represented the companyin all employment matters.Delivered in-house training and development programs on a variety of work related topics relevant totodays workplace. Experienced in providing group and one-on-one coaching, development andperformance management.SpecialtiesContemporary Labor Relations and Human Resources practices. Developing positive workingrelationships for management and labor.ExperienceHR Business Partner at Human Resources/Labor Relations Business Partner seekingchallenging HR opportunities.August 2011 - Present (6 months)Human Resources Group Leader Business Partner at PilkingtonAugust 2010 - August 2011 (1 year 1 month)Human Resources Director at CINRAM Ivy Hill CorporationApril 2004 - August 2010 (6 years 5 months) Directed all human resources related issues for printing/manufacturing facility of 400 employees. Earned a reputation as a valuable and cooperative professional by: being fair, honest, and willing to work with others for positive outcome. Improved the relationship between management and labor Page1
  • 2. through positive communications and training. * Worked diligently with management and labor to develop training and development programs to improve the overall working relationship which resulted in lower labor issues and quick, inexpensive resolution of problems. * Formulated and administered human resource policies for an expanding company Directed labor relations, contract negotiation and administration, 6 recommendations available upon requestHuman Resources Manager/Safety at DYNACRAFT, DIVISION OF PACCARJanuary 2001 - April 2004 (3 years 4 months) Local non-union manufacturing and distribution facility of 350 employees; Strived to achieve minimal interruptions to production as a result of safety and employee relations issues. Provided training for managers and supervisors on various topics including; maintaining a union free company, FMLA, interviewing skills and positive labor relations. Conducted new employee training and staff development training for management and employees. Developed recruiting program and worked with local agencies to have available employees during ramp up and seasonal swings in production. Oversaw plant safety efforts, training and reporting. Worked closely with workers comp carrier and medical personnel to get "able bodied" employees back to work. Initiated company-wide labor relations tactical action plans to impede labor-organizing efforts in non-union environment 1 recommendation available upon requestHuman Resources Manager/Safety at OXFORD AUTOMOTIVEMay 1995 - January 2001 (5 years 9 months) Automotive parts manufacturer in a unionized facility of 400 employees; Supervised a staff of 6 employees covering the areas of safety, plant security and payroll. Chief spokesperson for the company negotiating a five year contract. Sourced and recruited both management and labor employees. Drove culture change efforts and worked closely with union leadership to institute a self directed workforce and lean manufacturing. Decreased overall number of nuisance grievances and labor complaints by 50 percent. Successfully implemented new safety practices and personal protective equipment to lower annual injury rate by 20 percent. 1 recommendation available upon requestAssistant HR Manager/HR Manager/Safety at MULTI METALS Division of BoschJanuary 1989 - May 1995 (6 years 5 months) Powdered metals manufacturer in a unionized facility of 250 employees.; Developed and maintained the companys affirmative action plan on annual basis. Presented HR metrics for all levels of the organization during monthly and quarterly reviews. Provided researched materials and salary survey for contract negotiations. Worked closely with Page2
  • 3. corporate counsel contact development. Developed safety protocol for protective equipment in hard metals environment. Worked closely with company physician on "return to work" program. Created safety awards programs and incentives to lower OSHA incidence rate and lost work days. Worked closely with union leadership for expedited settlement of grievances and CBA issues. 1 recommendation available upon requestSkillsGrievance ResolutionGrievance HandlingCollective BargainingContract NegotiationMediationStrategic SourcingLabor RelationsPerformance ManagementChange ManagementHumorManaged multi unitsOrganizational DevelopmentTactical Planningnon-union program implementationPartner Relationship ManagementLean ManufacturingServant LeadershipInternal InvestigationsManagement ConsultingTurnaround ConsultingEmployee RelationsCompensationHR PoliciesEmployee EngagementTalent AcquisitionOrganizational EffectivenessSuccession PlanningOrganizational DesignHR StrategyLeadership DevelopmentTalent ManagementEmployment LawOnboardingWorkforce PlanningHRISFMLABenefits Administration Page3
  • 4. BenefitsTalent DevelopmentConflict ResolutionHuman Capital ManagementExecutive CoachingRecruitment/RetentionLegal ComplianceCoachingHR ConsultingHiringInterviewingCareer DevelopmentSPHRCertificationsSenior Professional in Human ResourcesHRCIEducationBellarmine UniversityHR Management Certification Program, HR Management, 2003 - 2003Webster UniversityMaster of Arts, Human Resources Development, 1987 - 1989Indiana State UniversityBachelor of Science, psychologyUniversity of LouisvilleCounselingHonors and AwardsPHR-2004SPHR - 2010Various Employee, Safety, Idea awardsGraduated Sola Gratia Webster University 1989InterestsEmployment Law, Investigating, Sourcing, Learning, Camping, Hiking, trails.family activities.fishing Page4
  • 5. Bill Jessee, M.A. HRD, SPHRCredentialed, Experienced HR Professional in Union and Non-Union Manufacturing.502-523-6294 bjessee@insightbb.combjessee@insightbb.com9 people have recommended Bill "Bill and I worked together in the Labor/Management area. I worked very close with Bill, and he with me in issues of training the parties to get along and come up with work details that would help everyone in the group. Bill is always looking for a better way to make things around become a better place to work. Bill is also a person of integrity, I worked with him in grievance mediation instead of going to arbitration. If he found his side to make a mistake which caused the grievance he would always correct the problem to see that the issue was fixed. I can say Bill worked hard and long to do his job the way he would want those under him to do. I can proudly say that Bill is an honest person and a friend I will always respect. Ace Hilpp" — Ace Hilpp, Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, was with another company when working with Bill at CINRAM Ivy Hill Corporation "I found Bill to be a valuable asset as the HR manager in a plant that had a challenging union. His solid grasp of a wide range of HR knowledge, combined with a level-headed, pragmatic approach to problem solving, were invaluable to the plant manager and myself. I would wholeheartedly recommend Bill for an HR leadership role in a manufacturing or distribution operation." — Fred Rudolph, EVP, Operations, Ivy Hill Corporation, managed Bill indirectly at CINRAM Ivy Hill Corporation "Bill Jesse reported to me for several years in the role of Director, Human Resources at the Louisville KY (Ivy Hill) printing facility. Bill is a total HR professional, who can do it all and has done it all. Bill leverages his advanced interpersonal skills and leadership to solve problems and to manage difficult situations. The local labor union at this plant had a great deal of internal fighting, resulting in a very difficult environment. Bill worked hard to earn the trust of the union leadership and membership resulting in favorable outcomes. Bill holds a graduate degree in training and organizational development - skills that he used to increase the octane of the leadership at his business unit. Bill is a total HR professional, that I really enjoyed working with. I can ensure any organization considering Bill as its HR leader that he will become a valued member of your team. Vince McGarvey, VP - Human Resources" — Vincent McGarvey, VP Human Resources, Cinram, Inc., managed Bill at CINRAM Ivy Hill Corporation Page 5
  • 6. "Bill Jessee was such a huge help for me when I was trying to get our plant ISO registered in a briefamount of time. He helped organize, train and generally got our Union based workforce in line. Hewent above and beyond in his help with the Quality System. Bill still helps me even though we nolonger work together. He has a great personality and is able to connect to all types of people in theworkforce. He is detail oriented and genuinely cares about the employees. He would be a wonderfulasset to any company that is lucky enough to hire him."— Robin Thonen, Quality Systems Manager/Quality Assurance Manager, Ivy HillCorporation, worked with Bill at CINRAM Ivy Hill Corporation"I am happy to provide Bill Jessee with my highest recommendation as a human resourcesprorfessional. Bill was the top HR leader at our Ivy Hill plant in Kentucky. In this capacity Bill wasresponsible for all aspects of human resources including recruiment, labor and employee relations,classification and compensation, litigation management, training, and policy development. Billsexpertise and experience helped maintain and improve the efficiency of the plant while cotnributingto a great relationship with a bargaining unit in transistion. As a Vice President with responsibility for16 locations in 8 states, Bills presence in the plant was a source of reassurance for me, knowingthat the issues in KY would be handled appropriately and professionally without the need ifintervention from the "corporate office." I will hire Bill, without reservation, in the future if theopportunity ever presents itself."— Scott Apel, Vice President of Human Resources, WEA Manufacturing, Inc., managed Bill atCINRAM Ivy Hill Corporation"Bill was my mentor in the world of HR. He also encouraged me to study for and get my CPPcertification. He always has the best attitude and calm demeanor to handle the roughest ofsituations. I would highly recommend Bill for any company looking for someone who is levelheaded, intelligent, and has a GREAT sense of humor! You just cant go wrong here - If I had thechoice and lived in the same state I would fight anyone to work for Bill Jessee again."— Tara Goss, Human Resource Representative, Cinram, reported to Bill at Cinram"Bill is one of the most effective and skilled HR professionals Ive ever had the privilege of workingwith. Hes intelligent, considerate, proactive, and effectively partnered with our management groupand brought new and creative programs and increased the integral role and value that HR played inour company. Bill is very friendly and easy to get to know which worked well with our employees inmaintaining a non-union workforce. His drive and passion created a vibrant internal culture and wasalways available as a sounding board for all levels in the organization, his wisdom and experienceenabled Bill to develop rapport and empathy with team members and helped resolve problems bothpersonal and professional. He has a great personality and wonderful sense of humor and is skilledin diffusing conflict. During our ramp up in business which created a need for 100+ employees in ashort time span, Bill created and implemented processes to have screened, oriented, and a readyto go pool of employees that allowed us to add as many team members as we needed. His Page 6
  • 7. proactive approach and foresight were qualities sorely missed when He went on to greener pastures. Bill has a tremendous sense of humor and was pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Bill and would be happy to speak to anyone considering bringing him on board" — Alvin Appel, Assistant Plant Manager, PACCAR, managed Bill at DYNACRAFT, DIVISION OF PACCAR "Bill and I worked together at Oxford Automotive, where he did a top notch job leading labor relations and HR at a large UAW represented manufacturing plant. Here are his accomplishments from when we worked together that even today are significant: self directed work force; high productivity; extremely low grievance activity; exceptional safety and workers compensation record; active labor-management committee; excellent communications, manageable labor agreement and the list goes on. His approach and the plant were the model for all the others. I am glad to talk at length for anybody who would consider using Bill in their operations." — Robert Chiaravalli, Esq., VP, Human Resources & Chief Labor Counsel, Oxford Automotive, Inc., managed Bill indirectly at OXFORD AUTOMOTIVE "Ive worked with Bill both as an applicant and as a client providing applicants for openings. I have visited Bill when he worked with several companies, Multi-Metals, Lobdell Emery and Ivy Hill Corporation. All of those companies were union environments, but Bill has worked in non-union environments, also. He is a sincere, dedicated professional with a strong work ethic. You can trust Bill to do what he says he will do. He follows up very well, is an excellent listener and communicater (verbal and written). Bill has an excellent work ethic, he always gives his best effort at whatever he is involved. You can contact me for any reference at 502-495-2057. Frank Binford Binford Recruitment" — Frank Binford, Owner, Binford Recruitment, was a consultant or contractor to Bill at MULTI METALSContact Bill on LinkedIn Page 7