Jeff Bannister, Hartzell CEO, states, "I am personally excited to have Stephen join the Hartzell team. His energy, experience, and commitment to our employees will make a significant impact for Hartzell."
Piqua, OH (PRWEB) July 12, 2012
Hartzell Industries, Inc. has named Stephen G. Lucas to the position of Vice President Human Resources effective July 9, 2012. In this capacity, Lucas will join the executive staff led by Jeff Bannister CEO with matrix reporting to Michael Bardo CFO as the business partner responsible for talent management and organizational design and development. Bannister states, "I am personally excited to have Stephen join the Hartzell team. His energy, experience, and commitment to our employees will make a significant impact for Hartzell."
Lucas earned his Masters of Business Administration at Wright State University in Dayton and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Marycrest College in Davenport, IA.
He joins Hartzell from Illinois Tool Works (ITW) located in Glenview, IL and Troy, OH where he was HR Director for the Food Equipment Group. He has 24 years of experience in human resources, compensation management, strategic planning, recruiting, mergers and acquisitions as well as labor and employee relations.
Active in the community, Lucas is a member of the Board of Education for Troy City Schools; President of the Board of Directors for Lincoln Community Center in Troy; a former board member of the Board of Education for Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua; and a former member of the Board of Trustees for the United Way, Troy.
Hartzell is a very well-known company involved in the manufacturing of industrial fans, hardwoods, and face veneer. Hartzell Hardwoods is an innovative leader in the hardwood industry producing top quality thick stock lumber. Hartzell Air Movement pioneered the production of the propeller fan and today manufactures custom centrifugal and axial fans. At Arkansas Face Veneer, a dedicated and experienced workforce utilizes the latest advances in splicing technology to produce high-quality value-added veneer products from over 100 different species. The changes taking place with the brand revitalization will help grow the entire Hartzell brand while continuing the same dedication to quality, value, and commitment just as they have Since 1875.